Tag: career

A “slash career”

Just days after I posted my thoughts about the lack of definition the information profession tends to have in the eyes of those …..well, not in the profession, I came across this recent post from the The Bamboo Project that has calmed my nerves a bit. I am one of...

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...

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,...

NLS5 Continued….Lessons & Realisations

Energetic. Inspiring. Exposure. Empowering. These are the words I would describe the (not so) recent New Librarians’ Symposium held in Perth (16-18 September 2011). I felt so privileged to be a part of the event. I came away inspired by other new information professionals who, like me, are stepping up...

Have I taken out the gold yet?

Success. Achievement. Results. These mean different things to different people, that’s a given. What I have recently realised is that these may also change depending on the challenge, task, goal, path and nature, of what outcome is sought in each stage of our lives and careers. Above is a picture...

Your Personal Brand & PLN

CPD23 Thing 3 considered personal branding. Prior to my LIS studies I was ignorant of this idea of creating and building my professional self as a brand. And it does make sense, especially in a working climate where people are not likely to stay with one organisation their entire career....

Let’s Talk

As I walk around networking events (especially at first when I knew no one) I find there’s a distinct separation between the students and new graduates and the more established, experienced library and information professionals. The experienced professionals tend to break away from the whole group and have their own...

CPD23: Thing 1

I’ve recently registered for ’23 Things for Professional Development’, a self-directed course aimed at introducing a range of tools and activities to boost continued professional development for librarians and information professionals. I’m currently completing my Master’s in Library and Information Science, so this course is ideal to become aware of...

Happy Anniversary! (to me)

Last night I realised it’s been a year since I started in the aviation industry. Wow! I remember my very first day (and week) in the aircraft hangar, being shown to my workspace and my “library”. It was a whole new world. I’d been recruited for a maternity leave cover...

One, giant leap…

One. Massive. Semester. Taking a step back from it all now, this last semester was indeed challenging. I’ve tried new things. I’ve learnt A LOT. Yes, it has been one, giant leap for my LIS career. While only enrolled in one subject (focusing on web content), I also conducted a...