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 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…

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 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…