Category: reflections

Reflection on a workshop that was…

…..awesome! I co-facilitated a workshop at NLS6 a couple of weeks ago titled ‘Building and managing your professional identity’, with nearly 40 participants. Surprising turnout, I must say. I thought, “People actually want to see me speak?…..Cool!” (…followed by, “Oh crap!”) I couldn’t be happier with how it went. For...

A little courage

Courage. I think that is what the coming year will need. A little here, a little there, and a dash of belief in everything. Oh, and not forgetting to smile and relax every so often. Today was my first day back at work for the new year, so I’m guessing...

Understanding research, or beginning to

This semester I’ve chosen to study a unit called Practical Applications of Research which, recommended by my course co ordinator, will hopefully provide me an overview of research. I’m doing this as an introduction to the language and to get a grasp on key concepts and frameworks that will underpin...

What do we do, really?

We provide access to information. The right information. To the right people. At the right time. We provide access to knowledge, facilitate knowledge connections and foster knowledge creation. We find stuff. We translate stuff. We help with maximising benefits from information assets. We enrich people’s lives with the skills needed...

What’s next?

So what does one do after finishing a university semester? Get a wriggle on the next big project, of course! I don’t stop. Well, not completely. 🙂 But I wouldn’t have it any other way and I’m really excited. I’ve just spent a few hours of my Sunday arvo working...

On randomness…and perspective

I’m thinking of so many things at once right now, it’s been quite a task to keep slowing my brain down so I can think clearly this week. I’m hoping to finish my assessment up this week for the university semester. I can only imagine what is waiting for me...

Relaxed productivity

Is there such a thing as a relaxed state of productivity? I believe so. And it’s something I’ve noticed more often than not since buying my iPad just a few weeks ago. For me, the purchase of an iPad was difficult to justify for a very long time. I have...

Gathering up the pieces

About a month ago…..my goodness, it was THAT long ago?! Let’s try this again. About a month ago, I went on a holiday. *gulp* Yep, a real holiday and my first overseas trip in over three years. As the Boeing 777 aircraft accelerated towards take off, I couldn’t help but...

Never say never

This is an exciting time for my career. Inspiration is coming from all sides. Never say never. It’s about time I shared my new(ish) role in archives, an area I never thought I’d work or be involved in. But I am determined to make the most of being challenged, stretched,...