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…

How to podcast

Where to start? By reaching out! If you don't know how to start or what you need - ask! You will need to know about software, microphones, headphones, recording, editing and promotion. There's no need to reinvent the wheel and you don't need to know everything all at once! We had never podcasted before starting Turbitt & Duck but we were re…

Podcast Episode 13: Adele Walsh talks about embracing discomfort, youth literature and being the bad girl of YA blogging

From her blogger beginnings as Persnickety Snark, Adele Walsh has been an advocate and champion for youth literature, and its intended teen audience. As the Program Coordinator for the State Library of Victoria's Centre for Youth Literature, Adele creates, designs, implements, and evaluates learning and literacy programs built around and for young …

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…