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"