Maeva Masterson is the Manager Library Sector Services at Northern Territory Library. Maeva began her career in the Australian Army before making the jump to library services. With more than 15 years’ experience in working in both remote locations and internationally, Maeva is a results-focused library services professional providing strategic advice enabling Northern Territory Libraries … Continue reading "Podcast Episode 22: Maeva Masterson talks about classifying library collections,...
Edward Luca is a library practitioner and researcher. He spends most of his time as Manager, Academic Services at the University of Sydney Library, but also dabbles in teaching, research, and anything shiny that appear in front of him. Edward describes research as his side hustle and he is actively involved in research on user … Continue reading "Podcast Episode 21: Edward Luca talks design thinking, why practitioner-researcher collaborations are important and Kate Bush"
Pamela McGowan is the Team Manager of Libraries at Townsville City Council. After being reminded about the magic of libraries when teaching in a remote Indigenous school in the Northern Territory, she completed a Graduate Diploma of Teacher Librarianship and a Masters of Information and Knowledge Management externally while working as an ICT classroom … Continue reading "Podcast Episode 20: Pamela McGowan talks about SDGs, chasing leadership opportunities and Orlando Bloom."
Clare Thorpe (yes she’s back and convinced Turbitt & Duck to be the interviewees instead of interviewers!) interviews Sally & Amy about why library people need to focus on building physical, professional, social and emotional resilience. The discussion also includes why Amy is always learning, how Sally chooses projects and where they both find their professional … Continue reading "Podcast Episode 19: Clare Thorpe interviews Sally & Amy about resilience, values, theme songs and...
Alissa McCulloch, perhaps better known by her twitter handle @lissertations, is the most passionate and enthusiastic cataloguer you’ve ever met. She’s a new librarian with big dreams about the future of library metadata, and how it might be used to help people feel welcomed, supported and empowered by libraries. Alissa works to decolonise the GLAM … Continue reading "Episode 18: Alissa McCulloch talks about critical cataloguing, zines and bibliographic data wizardry"
Sarah Howard is currently the Acting Branch Library Manager of the Gardens Point Campus at Queensland University Technology, but in her substantive role is a QUT Liaison Librarian for the Schools of Nursing and Optometry & Vision Science. With over ten years experience in Academic Libraries, and a strong interest in teaching with mobile technologies, … Continue reading "Podcast Episode 17: Sarah Howard talks about virtual reality, augmented reality and rollercoasters in libraries."
Philip Minchin has worked in publishing, arts production, NGO governance and campaigning, and now works in library IT in Melbourne. In addition to fulltime work in the library sector, he presents, trains, and consults to libraries and game companies on libraries, communities, games, interactivity, systems and UI design. He also volunteers for International Games Week … Continue reading "Podcast Episode 16: Philip Minchin talks about play, magical spaces and why games ignite your brain!"
Justin Hoenke is a human being who has worked in public libraries all over the United States and is currently the Executive Director of the Benson Memorial Library in Titusville, Pennsylvania. Before that, he was Coordinator of Tween/Teen Services at the Chattanooga Public Library in Chattanooga, Tennessee where Justin created The 2nd Floor, a 14,000 … Continue reading "Podcast Episode 15: Justin Hoenke talks about the legacy of libraries, blogging with honesty and Soup-er Bowl parties"
Nathan ‘Mudyi’ Sentance works on First Nations programming at the Australian Museum in Sydney and writes at Archival Decolonist. We talked to Nathan about why we must be critical when visiting cultural institutions, putting complexity into collections and why cultural institutions are not neutral. In this episode we discuss: Gadi Exhibition at the Australian Museum Weave: … Continue reading "Podcast Episode 14: Nathan Sentance talks about cultural collections, looking for authentic sources...
From her blogger beginnings as Persnickety Snark, Adele Walsh has been an advocate and champion for youth literature, and its intended teen audience. As the Program Coordinator for the State Library of Victoria’s Centre for Youth Literature, Adele creates, designs, implements, and evaluates learning and literacy programs built around and for young people. Under her … Continue reading "Podcast Episode 13: Adele Walsh talks about embracing discomfort, youth literature and being the bad girl of...
(Looking for part 1? It’s here!) Episode 12 is a BIG episode, so big it’s in two parts! We joined The Library Pros, Chris DeCristofaro and Bob Johnson on Google Hangouts to talk about library spaces, customer service and why tech help and readers’ advisory is great publicity for your library. Here are all the … Continue reading "Podcast Episode 12 Part 2: The Library Pros and Turbitt & Duck talk library spaces, social media research and international travel"
(Looking for part 2? It’s here!) Episode 12 is a BIG episode, so big it’s in two parts! We joined The Library Pros, Chris DeCristofaro and Bob Johnson on Google Hangouts to talk about library spaces, customer service and the fact that everything library staff do is great advertising for the library. Here are all … Continue reading "Podcast Episode 12 Part 1: The Library Pros and Turbitt & Duck talk library spaces, social media research and international travel"
Sally Pewhairangi doesn’t have any magic beans or secret sauce. But she does have 20 plus years library experience and wants to share what she has learned to help us all improve our digital practice. She believes “…confidence matters just as much as competence in digital literacy.” We also discuss contract work, the gig economy and what … Continue reading "Episode 11: Sally Pewhairangi talks digital literacy, entrepreneurship and being The Library Boss"
Episode 10 . . . we’ve hit double digits! A big thanks to everyone who answered our call on social media for questions, you rock! This episode is a mixture of career chat, book vs movies, essential digital skills, pineapples, podcasting equipment ideas and advice for first-time library users. Here are the links from this … Continue reading "Podcast Episode 10: Sally and Amy answer your questions about careers, digital skills, confidence and pineapples"
Episode 9, we are nearly in double digits! If you think that Eurovision is just silly costumes and awful songs, prepare to have your mind changed. Dr Jess Carniel joined us to talk about her research on Eurovision in Australia and what she has found out about why people love it (it’s not what you … Continue reading "Podcast Episode 9: Dr Jess Carniel chats about Eurovision, 15th century humanists and believing in your research topic"
In episode eight, we’re joined by Katie Lumsden, a librarian from New Zealand who specialises in supporting dyslexic patrons. She chats about her own experiences growing up dyslexic and gives us tips for how to make books accessible for dyslexic readers. In this episode we discuss: Live gritter tracking in Scotland Hi-Lo / High-Low / … Continue reading "Podcast Episode 8: Katie Lumsden chats about dyslexia, libraries and her love for eBooks"
The date and location for the 9th New Librarians’ Symposium has just been announced, so we asked co-convenors Pixie Stardust and James Wilson to tell us about the committee’s plans, why Adelaide is a great place to visit and how the symposium theme – Collaborate, Deviate, Innovate came about. Meet the NLS9 committee and follow … Continue reading "Podcast Episode 7: NLS9 co-convenors Pixie and James tell us about Adelaide, Venn diagrams and library deviants"
In this episode, Amy talked to Clare Thorpe and Sally about introverts and extroverts and how to network, attend events and build your career in a way that works for you. If you are nervous about attending events, this episode is full of great tips for how to turn up and participate and we discuss why … Continue reading "Podcast Episode 6: Amy interviews Clare Thorpe and Sally about introverts, extroverts and conference massages!"
What started as a conversation about books that we had read this year, turned into this episode. We cover books we enjoyed and also what we struggled to read or finish. Sally reveals she has a “did not finish” list and Amy shares her growing love for picture books. We’d love to hear your favourites … Continue reading "Episode 5: Sally and Amy talk favourite and not-so favourite books of 2017 plus books that made us cry"
In episode 4, we talk to Rob Thomson, Teacher-In-Charge, Library and Information Services, TAFE NSW about the role of library technicians, Rob’s passion for library tours and library spaces, and how important it is to just turn up! Career advice and artwork by Rob Thomson! Here are things we discussed in the episode: Hull, C. (2014). The … Continue reading "Podcast Episode 4: Rob Thomson talks library technicians, library tours and just turning up!"