At the pointy end

So NLS8 starts tomorrow and I can't quite believe it, although I'm sure I will when people start arriving for workshops in the morning. Bags have been stuffed, scarves are ready, programs folded, signs printed, post-it notes packed. Our committee has been arriving all week, and Amy and I have tried to balance our days... Continue Reading →

Choose Your Own Information Adventure Part 2

Part 1 is here. Bumps in the road Whilst studying the Bachelor of Information Studies at CSU I experienced some interesting and challenging obstacles which shaped my experience of the degree and also my expectations of the library and information profession. Having zero experience of working in a library was the biggest challenge. Most of... Continue Reading →

Twitter chats for new grads and students

Update: I've added another Twitter chat to the list and will keep adding them as I find them. Have you ever joined a Twitter chat? Not sure what they are or what the point is? (And if you're wondering why Twitter? Read this by Ruth). To the uninitiated, Twitter chats use a dedicated hashtag, usually have... Continue Reading →

Three tech tools for online meetings

If you're not already aware (we do talk about it a lot!) the NLS8 team utilises many online tools to organise NLS8 (10 days to go!) and meetings are held in Google Hangout. Our first online meeting was a very long chat in Skype (no video, just typing!) which was fun but pretty cumbersome if... Continue Reading →

One hashtag, many ideas

If you want an idea of how diverse the interests are of people in the library and information world is, look no further than #blogjune. Career planning, film festivals, imposter syndrome, morning coffee, technological obsolescence, books that you didn't read - so many gems in one hashtag. Take the time to read some of the... Continue Reading →

Choose Your Own Information Adventure Part 1

My post about the "why not?" people included mentioned of why I am more information than library with a promise to write about it. Well here it is. Reasons I didn't become a librarian I love libraries. My childhood involved spending a lot of time in libraries - Woden Library, Moruya Library, Akrotiri army base... Continue Reading →

Different but the same

Yesterday involved delicious lunch with a friend. She is an artist with a day job and as we talked away I was reminded that even though we work in very different jobs and have different creative endeavours, our struggles are the same. Missing a day of writing isn't failing. It's just . . . missing... Continue Reading →

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