Building Blocks for Digital Dexterity in the Workplace

Earlier this year I attended the CAVAL organised Building Blocks for Digital Dexterity in the Workplace seminar. I've recently been appointed to our library wide Digital Dexterity group so have got digital dexterity on the brain again. This is a modified version of the report I provided to my team after the day. What is … Continue reading Building Blocks for Digital Dexterity in the Workplace

NLS9 wrap

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

The great library DEBATE: Are libraries better when they expand and diversify their programs? #NLS9 transcript

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

Serendipity and genrefying collections

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

Accessioning a donated personal library collection

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

Unpaid student placements : an industry conundrum

  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%3EJuneContinue reading Unpaid student placements : an industry conundrum