(Recent) Noteworthy Reads

In anticipation of the upcoming ‘blog every day of June’ challenge, I thought I’d keep aside some post ideas for now. Goodness knows I’ll need them! So for this PLN project update, I’ll share some recent reads which have prompted thought and (quite) a bit of pondering. 1. iLibrarian –...

Two months on…Tracking Semester Goals

Two months ago I set some goals for myself, some boundaries or rules if you will, to help maximise my time and take care of myself during the university semester. Inspired by “FreeStyle Mind” and the blog post “30 Habits that will Change your Life”, here are my list of...

Principles of Connectivism and the PLN

Amidst attempting to work up some “headspace” momentum for writing my NLS5 paper, I thought I’d write my fortnightly post for the project…. During my literature review for the paper, I drew yet another link between the theory of Connectivism and the PLN concept. The “Principles of Connectivism” by George...

Abstract Accepted!

What an exciting achievement…. Whooooaa! Hooooooo!!!  Yippeeee!!!  Woot! Woot! I had to do that, and now its over with. Thank you for bearing with me. I’ve never written a conference paper or presented before, so the New Librarians’ Symposium (NLS) this year will be a significant milestone for me as...

Semester Goals and Task Management

This past week marked the first of Semester 1, 2011 of my Masters course in Library and Information Science at Queensland University of Technology. This is my third semester, completing the course part time. The main issue I’ve had in the past is expecting too much from myself. Since last...

Headhunted: why I chose to stay put

A week ago I had an interesting phone call. Surprising? Not really. But…interesting. I turned down my previous role. This significant experience was overwhelming, flattering, a little awkward and for a moment, confusing. I have never been in a position before where a previous employer has offered an opportunity to...