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Nov 27

Wow, all the things that have been happening…..

Its been a while between blog posts and although I’m still frantically busy, I thought it time to share some of the highlights of my last few weeks in the library world.

The reason I have been frantically busy is that our biggest library, Narre Warren has been closed this last week for recarpeting and repainting and I have been part of the moving team, meaning lots of extra hours, both in preparation for the move and for the move itself.  Its been a very interesting process which I will blog about another time.

In other news, I applied for and was granted a place in the 2009 Aurora Leadership Institute – an annual leadership program, held over 5 days in February in Thredbo, NSW.  I am doubly fortunate to be able to attend with the support of my work and grant assistance from the State Library of Victoria and in the company of some librarian friends, both local and interstate.  I am very excited about this great opportunity and will no doubt have lots to blog about when its done.

At work, I am very excited about the start of a project that I had never imagined would happen.  We are starting the process of creating a new library website and it will all be done in-house under the direction of myself and my partner in crime – Linda.  After some serious consideration, we have opted to use Drupal for our content management system.  This is all new for all of us, so we will be blazing some trails here for our library service, but again I am very excited about this project, which will take many months and look forward to starting on serious work for it in coming weeks.

Then to top off all the excitement, next week I will have both the honour and the privilege of being able to attend the Shanachie Tour Down Under when it hits Melbourne next week, followed on the next two days by NLS4 which I am presenting at, as well as enjoying as a delegate.  So expect some more blogging with all these events happening.

Add to that my friend Kathryn Greenhill (from Librarians Matter) receiving the VAL A Travel Scholarship and it all adds up to being an awesome time to be a librarian, with so much more yet to come.

I love sharing happy news!

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  1. Rachel

    Congrats on getting into Aurora. I will be there as well, and also at NLS4 next week. I look forward to meeting you.

  2. snail

    Not to mention an article in the web 2.0 edition of Australian Library Journal which was published this week. Congrats 😀

  3. CW

    Congrats on getting in to Aurora!

  4. Leslie

    Hi Michelle,
    Congratulations! I went last year and must say I loved it. A lot comes back to resonate with you later, and I find myself thinking about my experiences often.

  5. Karna

    Great achievment on Auroraro Michelle. well deserved

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