The uncertainty of occupation

First up, a fact about me that you may not know. When I first left high school I started a degree in Occupational Therapy at Cumberland College of Health Sciences in Sydney. I didn’t survive past the end of Semester 1, I believe it was a psychology essay that finally tipped me over the edge…

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Blogging once again in June

The nifty thing about a blog is that it’s easy for me to look back and see what I last wrote. The tragic thing about a blog is that it’s easy for me to look back and see how long it is since I last wrote. I have lots of excuses, some valid and some not so much. Anyway, I…

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Armchair (library) travelling

This week I’ve been collecting guest post contributions from a number of the people who volunteer as country coordinators for the International Librarians Network. The ILN program is currently between rounds so to help with marketing and promotion we are very focused on keeping the content on the website fresh and new. We asked our country…

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Taking books (and reading) for granted

In libraries everywhere the debate about whether the printed book is dead, or merely not that useful anymore continues to be a discussion. Of course, it can largely depend on the type of library in question. In my sector, academic libraries are making room for more student space often at the expense of print material because circulation (that’s library…

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End of an era

This evening we did a really hard thing. We took the family dog to the vet for the very last time – we came home without him and he is now at peace and no longer suffering from anything. It’s been a surreal couple of weeks leading up to this. We’ve known he’s been on…

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Day tripper: Oatley Park

New Years Day. Again. I’m not sure how I feel about the way 2014 went and I’m also not sure what’s coming up in 2015 – I feel like I’m at a sort of crossroads but of what I’m not entirely sure. It’s an unsettling sort of feeling, I’m trusting that time will help me…

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A change of (twitter) identity

Today I took a big step: Inspired (as I often am) by a series of career related posts over on Flight Path, I’ve been doing a lot of career thinking and planning lately. While I may have to do some sideways stuff to get there and I’m not entirely sure what it might look like, my…

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Thinking Pink

Once again I am humbled and overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity of my family and friends. Today we hosted our second Pink Ribbon Breakfast fundraising morning tea and together we have raised more than $1000 for this cause. Of course, it’s a cause close to my heart as it is for all too many…