Collaborate. Deviate. Innovate. It’s been over a month and I think I’ve finally recovered from attending NLS9 in Adelaide at the start of July. I love the energy of a conference, there is so much enthusiasm and generously shared knowledge from so many people. I relish the opportunity to meet new people and hear how … Continue reading NLS9 wrap
I'm still recovering from attending NLS9 in Adelaide last weekend. I had such a great time and it was an AMAZING conference, I will distill my thoughts and post more about that later. For now I'm posting the transcript of my speech as the first affirmative speaker at the The great library DEBATE: Are libraries … Continue reading The great library DEBATE: Are libraries better when they expand and diversify their programs? #NLS9 transcript
A post for #GLAMBlogClub Serendipity "the faculty or phenomenon of finding valuable or agreeable things not sought for" (Merriam-Webster) Serendipity and libraries are often linked by the idea of browsing and discovering in the stacks. When this month's topic was announced I was already thinking about serendipity in relation to school library collections, in particular genrefying the fiction … Continue reading Serendipity and genrefying collections
This month's theme of donate proves the perfect opportunity for me to cheat and combine “donate” with last months theme “what I learned last year and/or what I want to learn this year” and therefore pretend like I didn’t miss the first hurdle on my new year’s resolution list. Winning! Last year I had the … Continue reading Accessioning a donated personal library collection
I think I’ve finally recovered from my conference fatigue. This was something I was not prepared for and it took me by surprise, conferencing is TIRING. The constant buzz of reconnecting with acquaintances, meeting new and “Oh! I know you from Twitter” people, sharing their passion and so many, many, many new ideas to absorb. … Continue reading First time conferencing at APLIC18
There has been much discussion on the Twitters lately about unpaid student labour. I've been thinking about it and participating in some of the discussions and I have no answers to this dilemma. I do however have some thoughts that can't be fully articulated in tweets. For me it all began with seeing this tweet https://twitter.com/lissertations/status/1008485788542124032?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%E2%80%9D%3EJune … Continue reading Unpaid student placements : an industry conundrum
“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” - Oprah Winfrey When I think about GLAMourous passion, I think about how energised and enthused a conference, Twitter chat or PD event can make you feel, when you have been engaging with like-minded individuals and feel empowered to try new things, … Continue reading Passion: a slow burn, or a fiery inferno?