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 "Episode 14: Nathan Sentance talks about cultural collections, looking for authentic sources and...
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...
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 links from parts 1 and 2: … Continue reading "Episode 12 Part 2: The Library Pros and Turbitt & Duck talk library spaces, social media research and international travel"
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 the links from parts 1 and … Continue reading "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!"
In episode 3, we talk to Anne Reddacliff about how to be a guerrilla researcher, library research tourism, how to choose a PhD topic that’s right for you and supporting LGBTQ+ communities in Australian libraries. Anne says: guerrilla research is accessible & can be done by anyone research should not only be done by academics … Continue reading "Podcast Episode 3: Anne Reddacliff talks guerrilla research, PhD’s and LGBTQ+ in libraries"
Welcome to Episode 2! We talk about our presentation at the LIANZA Open 17 conference, why we decided to start podcasting and why saying no is important. Plus why getting things wrong can be good! Here’s what we mentioned during this episode: Our Open Sesame! slides and the live recording. Plus the Storify of our LIANZA … Continue reading "Podcast Episode 2: Sally & Amy talk LIANZA, embracing opportunities and logo fail"
In our very first podcast episode, we talked with Dr Matt Finch about how a kindy teacher ended up delivering keynotes with his mouth taped shut and workshops that use toilet rolls and sticky tape. We also discussed music, library experiences, shaving your legs and GLAM fashion. Here are links to things we discussed … Continue reading "Podcast Episode 1: Dr Matt Finch talks libraries, memories and legs"