Tag: encouragement

Be okay with not knowing the way

This semester, as part of a unit called Professional Practice, I’m aiming to guide a new bunch of new recruits into this profession by being a facilitator of conversation and source of encouragement (and hopefully wisdom). There is something I feel I need to share at this point. If I’ve...

How to kickstart your professional conversation

So you’ve started a LIS (library and information science) Masters degree….or information, knowledge or data management, or records management, or archival studies, or information systems… (tick and apply relevant area) Essentially, you’ve entered the information professions. If memory serves me, you’ll be about halfway through your first semester. You may have...

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,...

Reflecting back, looking forward

Urges to write come at inconvenient times, don’t they? My most recent was last night in the middle of a concert, Cold Chisel actually. Bizarre. All of a sudden words starting pouring into my mind with no where for them to go at that moment. This is one of the...

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...

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...

Keeping Perspective

The last couple of weeks I’ve seen myself make some choices I didn’t think were possible….at least for me. I always feel “connected” in some way or another to my work, my career, my planning, my future. May this be through Twitter, reading articles via RSS feeds in my Reader,...