UX Research & Design Training

I was lucky enough to attend my work’s User Experience (UX) Research & Design training with UK’s UX trainer and consultant, Andy Priestner. It was a 4-day workshop and during that time, Andy introduced and showed us how we could apply UX research and design techniques in libraries. I’ve always thought that the term ‘UX’…

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…

Another long pause…

Yikes! Another long pause in between blog entries. Sorry about that folks. I’ve been busy trying to get my hands on entrepreneurship. Yes I am in the process (creating artwork/crafts; organising market stalls and creating a website/online shop from scratch – well sort of – WordPress kinda helps me a bit) of selling my handcrafted…

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,…

Graduate Programs

I’m not sure about other Australian states but here in Tasmania library jobs are far and few. As a recent Masters graduate, I have been applying for graduate programs within various Commonwealth government departments. This involves going onto their websites to apply. The following are links of the government departments I recently applied for: Department…

Olivetti typewriters, funk music and a sexy voice @ Information Online

Attending the ALIA Information Online has been a truly mind-opening experience for me. It has made me realised that there has never been a better and more exciting time to be part of the information industry than right now! It has not only given me the insight on what is happening with digital information in…

My Conference schedule – NLS6 & Information Online

Two more days until I fly out to Brisbane to help my fellow NLS6 organising committee members and colleagues deliver the best symposium EVER! I can’t believe it’s finally here! I will also be attending the ALIA Information Online, which immediately follows NLS6 so there will be a mixture of work, networking and FUN! I’ve…

Merry Christmas!

Wow! What a great year it has been for me professionally! I’ve been involved with the New Librarians Symposium since May this year, helping out with its marketing side. The Symposium will be held in Brisbane (February 2013) and I’m really looking forward to meeting up with the rest of the organising committee members and…