Category Archives: professional development

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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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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I’m at Library Camp Adelaide and I just gave this presentation. Looking forward to a great day! Twitter: #libcampadel I am tweeting from @naomidoessel

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I care about your professional development

I care about your professional development. Passionately. I can’t really tell you why I care, but the simple fact is that I do. I want you to continue to learn about our profession after you have submitted your last assignment. I … Continue reading

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