Podcast Episode 23: Sabine Weber-Beard talks keeping your library in the loop, crushing on IFLA volunteers and why you should just roll with it!

Sabine Weber-Beard works for the Far North District Libraries as the Systems Librarian for all six branches and also manages the smallest in Kaeo. She is active in the New Zealand library community, as the Northland Ambassador for the National Digital Forum, a member of the LIANZA Hikuwai committee and she is also on the wider working group to get …

Podcast Episode 22: Maeva Masterson talks about classifying library collections, culturally safe spaces and airconditioning.

Maeva Masterson is the Manager Library Sector Services at Northern Territory Library. Maeva began her career in the Australian Army before making the jump to library services. With more than 15 years’ experience in working in both remote locations and internationally, Maeva is a results-focused library services professional providing strategi…

Podcast Episode 21: Edward Luca talks design thinking, why practitioner-researcher collaborations are important and Kate Bush

Edward Luca is a library practitioner and researcher. He spends most of his time as Manager, Academic Services at the University of Sydney Library, but also dabbles in teaching, research, and anything shiny that appear in front of him. Edward describes research as his side hustle and he is actively involved in research on user experience, scholarly…

Podcast Episode 20: Pamela McGowan talks about SDGs, chasing leadership opportunities and Orlando Bloom.

  Pamela McGowan is the Team Manager of Libraries at Townsville City Council. After being reminded about the magic of libraries when teaching in a remote Indigenous school in the Northern Territory, she completed a Graduate Diploma of Teacher Librarianship and a Masters of Information and Knowledge Management externally while working as an IC…

Podcast Episode 19: Clare Thorpe interviews Sally & Amy about resilience, values, theme songs and perfectionism

Clare Thorpe (yes she's back and convinced Turbitt & Duck to be the interviewees instead of interviewers!) interviews Sally & Amy about why library people need to focus on building physical, professional, social and emotional resilience. The discussion also includes why Amy is always learning, how Sally chooses projects and where they both…

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 15: Justin Hoenke talks about the legacy of libraries, blogging with honesty and Soup-er Bowl parties

Justin Hoenke is a human being who has worked in public libraries all over the United States and is currently the Executive Director of the Benson Memorial Library in Titusville, Pennsylvania. Before that, he was Coordinator of Tween/Teen Services at the Chattanooga Public Library in Chattanooga, Tennessee where Justin created The 2nd Floor, a 14,0…

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…