Category: passion

Mar 22

Renew, rethink, revitalize – a mini conference at the State Library of Victoria

I was one of the 270 public library staff who attended this great event, created and hosted by the State Library of Victoria.  Besides the three keynotes, the rest of the presentations were by library staff doing interesting things in their libraries.  They were all awesome. Here are my notes: Renew, rethink and revitalise mini …

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Aug 25

A different perspective on presenting

I know how tough it can be to give a presentation/talk/speech/seminar etc. Even after having done quite a few over the years, I still get nervous beforehand, but have learned now that I can handle them and it will all be OK once I have started. However, there are many people who never get there.  …

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Jul 26

Professional and Family Considerations

I am about to celebrate 4 years of Connecting Librarian and its interesting that it is coinciding with an interesting time in my life, when my professional and personal balances are concerned. Since I attended the Aurora Leadership Institute in February this year, I have been thinking more seriously about my profession and where I …

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Jun 27

Learning about writing

I have learnt a lot about writing in the nearly 3 years that I have been blogging, much of which I haven’t realised until I started writing for other avenues. I am in the process of finishing up one conference paper, reviewing a journal article on the basis of peer review and researching for another …

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Apr 05

Passion and work

I haven’t blogged lately due to the preparations for my study tour, which I begin on Monday. Its going to be a full on trip away, but I leave behind my husband and two young children so there’s been a lot to organise here too. I have wondered quite a bit about how I can …

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