Episode 18: Alissa McCulloch talks about critical cataloguing, zines and bibliographic data wizardry

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 …

Podcast Episode 17: Sarah Howard talks about virtual reality, augmented reality and rollercoasters in libraries.

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 technol…

Podcast Episode 16: Philip Minchin talks about play, magical spaces and why games ignite your brain!

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 Inter…

Podcast Episode 14: Nathan Sentance talks about cultural collections, looking for authentic sources and being critical

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 Exhibitio…

Podcast Episode 12 Part 2: The Library Pros and Turbitt & Duck talk library spaces, social media research and international travel

(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 links from parts 1 and 2: Th…

Podcast Episode 12 Part 1: 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 the links from parts 1 and 2: …

Podcast Episode 11: Sally Pewhairangi talks digital literacy, entrepreneurship and being The Library Boss

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 it's li…

Podcast Episode 10: Sally and Amy answer your questions about careers, digital skills, confidence and pineapples

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 episode: This Is…

Podcast Episode 9: Dr Jess Carniel chats about Eurovision, 15th century humanists and believing in your research topic

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 think). Jess also talked about why she think it's…

Podcast Episode 8: Katie Lumsden chats about dyslexia, libraries and her love for eBooks

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 / Hig…