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 tasks related to my role on the organising committee for next year’s 6th New Librarians’ Symposium. I am co-chairing the ‘Experience’ portfolio. What does this entail, you ask?

Not only is the ‘Experience’ portfolio a lot of fun to organise and deliver, but the main mission of this portfolio is to ensure the delegates arrive in Brisbane okay, have an awesome time while they’re here and help maximise the experience of being at this super cool event. The New Librarians’ Symposium is an event aimed at those new to the information profession, providing a helping hand in the early career years by facilitating networking and delivering an action-packed program aimed to equip these new information professionals with the inspiration and tools they need to succeed.

I believe this event will be one to inspire exploration of ideas and vision through collaboration, laughter and forward, ‘big picture’ thinking. I hope for fresh views about key issues from newbies and a willingness to push boundaries and stimulate ways of doing things differently.

No doubt a lot of my time will be dedicated to this event over the next 6 to 8 months. It’s an important event for me to be a part of and I’m looking forward to seeing it take shape. A project plan for the ‘Experience’ portfolio is underway and meetings with the sub-committee have commenced. Check out more information about the event and the organising committee by visiting the website and look out for news updates!

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