About

I am a librarian, creative thinker, encourager and connector.
  • I lead a library team at a regional university campus, building skills and facilitating student support and frontline services.
  • I facilitated creative messiness, peer learning and support in The University of Newcastle Library’s first makerspace.
  • You can read articles I have written including INCITE, Letters to a Young Librarian, blog posts and Medium.
  • I was the co-host of Turbitt & Duck: The Library Podcast.
  • I’ve facilitated workshops on connecting personal values and professional development and co-presented papers at the 7th New Librarians’ Symposium, Health Libraries Australia Professional Development Day, ALIA Information Online 2017 and LIANZA 2017.
  • I have a Bachelor of Information Studies from Charles Sturt University and a Certificate IV in Community Services (Mental Health) with Distinction from TAFE New England.
  • I co-convened the 8th New Librarians’ Symposium, held in Canberra in June 2017 at the National Library of Australia. The event was a sell-out with the highest number of registrations for this event ever. Our committee was a group of feisty, smart and strategic volunteers!
  • Since 2010, I’ve held roles in community development, libraries, research governance and a professional association.
  • My pre-library career involved administration, project management, complementary health and community development.
  • I am always looking for ways to customise learning and communication so that it works for individual situations, and will always ask why and how?

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