Category: reflections

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Project management: lessons learnt

A project is a planned piece of work, involving the completion of a set of interrelated tasks in order to achieve a purpose, goal or particular outcome. Managing projects is part of our work as library and information professionals. We all manage projects. Some are short term, others are long...

Bring on 2016

Happy New Year everyone! I’m really excited for 2016. This year will build on the achievements and improvements made last year in carving my own path. And I have a number of projects in the works, professionally and personally. There is so much to look forward to this year. I...

Letting go to embrace what comes next

Today I had my farewell morning tea at my workplace. I officially finish up at Queensland State Archives (QSA) on Friday. As my hands shook, tears flowed (how embarrassing!), I’m sad to be leaving some amazing, knowledgeable and professional people whom I’ve had the privilege of working with and learning...

A new kind of normal

Quick, write. Before I manage to distract myself with a job search or the Christmas newsletter I’m yet to finish and post. This is a (very) personal post, not one I would normally write here but one I feel compelled to write to my professional friends who have shown their...

Learning code

As part of completing my personal professional development plan, this year I’m seeking opportunities to develop technical skills, particularly in the online environment. The Edge at the State Library of Queensland run a number of short courses throughout the year. So far I have attended three workshops, with more I’m planning...

A note on presenting

Last week I presented at a forum – regular events which my workplace organises, on the significant project I’m currently working on. The audience was over 130 people and included some of my work colleagues, the State Archivist, as well as other records and information practitioners and managers. This presentation...