Category: reflections

What is the LIS profession?

This week I participated in a workshop as part of the “Professional Practice” unit in Queensland University of Technology’s LIS course. The workshop centred on the question: What is the LIS profession? This, I believe is a very good question for anyone new to the profession so they may navigate...

Surviving a literature review

I’m a little excited. There are a number of reasons why. One of them is my research project this semester. I’ll be looking into the role of innovation in archival institutions. I’m looking forward to the findings. And I’m looking forward to graduating. But that’s another story, and not the...

Always “on”

At the moment I’m taking a break from going in circles, round and round in my head trying to articulate what it is I’m trying to describe in my findings and linking them to existing literature. So, this calls for a blog post! Thank goodness for #blogjune, hey? Last week...

Is that a finding?

(CC by 2.0 from Flickr  – meddygarnet) This afternoon I had a meeting with my fabulous research supervisor. This was a meeting I absolutely had to have to move forward and muster up the ‘ooomph’ I really needed to complete these final steps. #blogjune has suffered the last week as my...

Inspiration

Inspiration and reminders. These are our own making. They are a choice. I have a vision board in my study room. It sits on the wall, above and to the right of my desk. I’ve written about my vision board previously, but perhaps #blogjune is an opportunity to stop and...

Being brave: a note on research progress

This year I extended my LIS Masters course to undertake research projects equivalent to four course units. I could have graduated last year. You’d think three years part-time would’ve been enough. Some may think ‘Huh? You did what?!’. I’ll say ‘Yep, I may be crazy but it’s probably the best...