As I approach my fifth year working in a library, post my librarianship degree, I’ve been reflecting on the skills that I didn’t learn in my degree, but that I learned on the job and by engaging in the profession more broadly. I’d like to acknowledge that unlike most if you, I haven’t done a … Continue reading The skills I didn’t learn in my library degree
Society has a taboo around failure. It’s fine to talk about once we’ve overcome it but when we’re in the thick pit of it, failure isn’t very romantic. It’s uncomfortable and it hurts. This week I went home to my family and friends, declaring that “I’ve failed.” Because my family and friends are the most … Continue reading Learning to love failure
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?