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…

Podcast Episode 7: NLS9 co-convenors Pixie and James tell us about Adelaide, Venn diagrams and library deviants

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 the team on Inst…

Podcast Episode 6: Amy interviews Clare Thorpe and Sally about introverts, extroverts and conference massages!

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 networking is a muscle that needs to be flexed…

Podcast Episode 5: Sally and Amy talk favourite and not-so favourite books of 2017 plus books that made us cry

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 and not-so favourites of this year and what you're…