Tag: LIS Community

Building a career path….with Lego

Okay, not quite. But using Lego as some kind of analogy will help me to explain one of the biggest challenges I’ve come across as I’ve progressed through my library and information science Masters course. I remember, back in the days of starting out, thinking I had a fairly good...

And off we go again with #blogjune

Today is the first of June. It’s also officially the first day of winter and the first time in months I’ve managed to beat my partner to ‘pinch and a punch’ this morning. Yes I’ve signed up for another round of blogging everyday in June with a bunch of library...

A buzzing Library Camp

Lucky I brainstormed and wrote down initial reflections just as I arrived home from last month’s Library Camp, as only now I seemed to have got round to posting about it and my involvement in the (un)organising team. For an unconference, Library Camp sure does require some preparation to ensure...

NLS5 Presentation – Slides Available!

A little research project undertaken in the first half of this year, looking into a new information professional’s (my) experiences in developing a personal learning network, turned into a well-received presentation, from which I’m very appreciative of the positive feedback and encouragement. Some background on the research project and details...

NLS5 – Preparing the Mindset

What started out as a fragmented idea, fueled by curiosity and encouraged by a certain lecturer, has now evolved into a research project and paper, the presentation to be made at the New Librarians’ Symposium, held in Perth next weekend. Here, with this post, I’m reflecting on the inception of...

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....

A Method to Madness

There is a method to my madness. The ‘madness’ being 1) my commitments, and 2) how I manage to juggle, participate in them all and achieve progress to (some varying degrees of) success. Purpose. It’s what I find in everything I do. A purpose brings accountability. A purpose allows for...

Principles of Connectivism and the PLN

Amidst attempting to work up some “headspace” momentum for writing my NLS5 paper, I thought I’d write my fortnightly post for the project…. During my literature review for the paper, I drew yet another link between the theory of Connectivism and the PLN concept. The “Principles of Connectivism” by George...