Although I haven’t done as much reading as I’ve wanted to this year, I’ve noticed that the books I have read are more diverse. They’re written by diverse authors, with diverse experiences and address a lot of contemporary diversity issues. For those who want to diversify their reading list, check out some of my favourite … Continue reading My favourite “diversity” reads
Category: Libraries & Education
I believe everyone is a change agent. I also believe in creating a “speak up” culture in your workplace. Speaking up is important because in order to create change, people need to know. People who don’t know about certain workplace issues, wrongdoings or even opportunities cannot do anything about them. And people who want positive … Continue reading Being a change agent and creating a “speak up” culture
Diversity and inclusion is a huge passion of mine, and I believe it is critical to our work as librarians. We are advocates of social justice. Our work is crucial to democracy and the wellbeing of the communities we serve. The media constantly reminds us we are in political polarisation – racial inequality, gender inequality, … Continue reading Diversity and inclusion in librarianship
Education is often the floorboard in which we build our lives. However, limited job prospects and educational opportunities are a reality for many people, and these realities are often unrelated to the choices a person has made. For example, think of the job market – the crazy, increasingly competitive job market. People with multiple degrees … Continue reading Openness & equity
Why do we set apart our “professional” lives and our “personal” lives? When a colleague ask “how are you?” do you internally compartmentalise your answer – “Things are great professionally…but personally I’m struggling,” – or vice versa? Why do some people have two social media accounts or blogs – one for their work self and one for … Continue reading Meaningful workplace relationships matter
I love learning and I love professional development (PD) opportunities. PD is an important part of any career path, but more importantly, it catalyses lifelong learning. Recently, I've been thinking a lot about how I seek, make sense and share my PD. Personal knowledge management (PKM) is a critical part of learning and PD, so … Continue reading Professional development: how do we seek, sense & share?
You’ve just enrolled in your first online university class. What do you need to know? Do? Understand? What are the best strategies for online learning? In this blog post, I’ll share my top tips for studying online. Make a study plan A study plan is crucial to online learning. Every semester, I make a plan, … Continue reading Tips for studying online