Tag: lessons

iceland glacier

Looking back, looking forward: 2017 in review

2017, certainly in my part of the world has been a year of transformation and renewal. My biggest challenges have also been my biggest achievements. Previous years of beavering away has been recognised. And this year, I’ve taken leaps of faith, personally and professionally. Here’s my year in review. Started...
weekend writing

Thoughts on ‘work-life balance’

This month’s GLAM Blog Club theme is ‘balance’. If you’re unfamiliar with GLAM Blog Club, I suggest you scurry over here then come back. Good? Grab yourself a cuppa. What immediately came to my mind is the often elusive and arguably irrelevant concept of ‘work-life balance’. This is no surprise...
ideas

Project management: lessons learnt

A project is a planned piece of work, involving the completion of a set of interrelated tasks in order to achieve a purpose, goal or particular outcome. Managing projects is part of our work as library and information professionals. We all manage projects. Some are short term, others are long...

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...

Translation required

Ahhh, transferable skills. We all have them. Or at least we’re told we do. New information professionals, I mean. Those who are wanting to establish a career in this profession. We’re told to highlight them. There are the run-of-the-mill transferable skills, such as customer service and communication. And there are...