Data Unleashed – The data we’ve always had

Last week I attended a workshop called Data Unleashed hosted by LINC Tasmania. As the name suggests, the session was about the data collected by and are readily available from LINC Tasmania and other libraries and government institutions. Speakers discussed their use of available data for research, work and creation of informational products. Three LINC…

My DIY Presentation

My Abstract Proposal Last year, I submitted an abstract proposal to become a speaker at the 8th New Librarians Symposium (NLS8). To my surprise, it (the abstract proposal, which was in the form of an HTML file) got accepted. “Hurrah!”, I thought, “I’m off to Canberra in June!” My Mentor I participated in the NLS8’s…

My NLS7: The beach ball connection

I really, really, really wanted to attend NLS7. I’ve put in a proposal for a presentation but that was rejected. I’ve put in an application to become a volunteer but again that was rejected. I nearly lost all hope when suddenly….I saw a call out for a competition┬áto win a registration pass. All I had…

A long overdue update…

My sincere apologies for the long silence. It’s been almost a year since I’ve posted something here but I’ve been caught up with a lot last year – including my 365-day blog project I called 2:45pm. It was fun but time consuming. Anyway, I’m back….and will write more and on a regular basis. So an…

Market Ready Seminar

As the coordinator for the ALIA New Grads Group, I recently organised an employability seminar for the students, new graduates and interested library folks in Tasmania. The event was held at Searson Buck (Tasmania’s locally owned recruitment agency) on Wednesday the 29th of May 2013 and was facilitated by one of Searson Buck’s senior consultants,…