Workshops and presentations
Australian special librarians using evidence in daily practice
18 June 2013, Research Applications in Information and Library Studies (RAILS) Seminar, Melbourne
This presentation shared preliminary findings from a research study that sought to identify types of evidence that are used (or not used) by Australian special librarians in daily professional practice. It also explored environmental factors and influences associated with using evidence in daily practice.
Building and managing your professional identity
9 February 2013, 6th New Librarians’ Symposium, Brisbane
With the participants, my co-facilitator and I discussed what is a ‘professional identity?’ and some of the drivers for being in the online space. Differing perspectives and experiences about being online fuelled a lively discussion and exchange of ideas. We stepped the participants through fine tuning their use of some professional networking tools, such as LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. Finally, the participants were introduced to the theory of connectivism and how it may provide vision for learning as a profession.
Howlett, A. (2011). Connecting to the LIS online community: A new information professional developing a personal learning network. 5th New Librarians’ Symposium, Perth, WA. 16-18 September 2011. (presentation – Slideshare)
Howlett, A. (2011). An alternative flight path: An information professional in aviation. ALIA People Power Mini-Conference, Brisbane, QLD. 15 July 2011.