Author Archives: Naomi Doessel

About Naomi Doessel

I'm a librarian by profession and a reader at heart. I occasionally blog about the profession, my relationship with food, and I annually fundraise for ovarian cancer research and prevention during Frocktober.

Do you know the way to San Jose?

I’m beginning to get excited. Not a lot, but a little. I registered for ALA Annual in Anaheim today, and have submitted an abstract for a poster session. I’m also submitting an abstract to the NMRT President’s Program on networking, … Continue reading

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Focussing on the “life” in work-life balance.

I don’t think it’s any secret I love conferences. I’m an aural learner, I thrive on networking and am extremely extroverted. I live to share and learn and am super excited by the energy of professional events. I’ve spent the … Continue reading

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Video for ALIA Sydney research workshop

A couple of months ago a new grad I met at Information Online emailed me and asked me to provide a short video to be played at the ALIA Sydney workshop “From little things big things grow” on doing research. … Continue reading

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A challenge to my PLN

Earlier this year, in one of my “I must do everything at once” phases, I attended the ALIA Boardroom Bound workshop at Information Online. Let’s just say I was pretty overcommitted professionally at the time, and decided that the way … Continue reading

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How to keep your conference mojo

One of the very cool things at #NLS5 (and there were many) was the “socialbook” which was a big whiteboard where attendees could write what the conference was meaning to them. In many ways it was like the back of … Continue reading

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#NLS5 presentations

Back in 2010, I decided I wanted to do some research. One of the outputs of this crazy idea was presented at the New Librarians Symposium 5 in Perth, on 17th September at around 11am. The topic was how to … Continue reading

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NLS5 & Library Camp Australia round-up

One of the things I’ve noticed about myself in terms of reflecting on professional development is that I have an intense burst during the event, where I am supercharged and keen and have a million ideas firing, and then afterwards … Continue reading

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