July 2010 – now Department of Information Studies (Associate Lecturer, then Clinical Professional Fellow), Curtin University, Western Australia
- the community building capacity of libraries , especially through new technologies
- emergent technology training in libraries
- libraries as facilitators of hyper – or deeply – local connections
- making cultural heritage data sharable and accessible by all clients
- informal and highly effective learning gatherings – unconferences, barcamps, communities of practice.
- Open Source Software
- Environmentally sustainable libraries
- screencasting, videocasting and podcasting for regular library folk
- the relationship between library spaces and their web sites
- super duper shiny new web toys
- collaborating with far flung library folk
- using new technologies to help the technological “have nots”
- how to balance raising a family and library work
- how technology use in the K-12 sector will affect students’ expectations of university teaching
- what the next generation of users will expect from us
- what we will be able to give them
- how we will serve the most tech-savvy among them.
- how we can loosen up what we do enough to listen and change as needed.
WRITING, SPEAKING, AWARDS
- Presentations – over 10 invited keynotes, over 25 invited conference presentations plus numerous conference presentations, university guest lectures and workshops/facilitations.
- Professional Awards
RELEVANT WORK HISTORY
- May 2015 – current Clinical Professional Fellow, Department of Information Studies, Curtin University, Perth
- July 2010 – May 2015 Associate Lecturer, Department of Information Studies, Curtin University, Perth
- September 2009 – July 2010 Special Services Librarian at Cottesloe- Peppermint Grove-Mosman Park Library in Western Australia.
- 2008 -August 2009 Emerging Technologies Specialist, Murdoch University Library, Perth Western Australia
- 2005 – 2007 Reference Librarian/Philosophy Subject Librarian/Emerging Technology Librarian, Murdoch University Library (half time)
- 2000 – 2004 Reference Librarian, Murdoch University Library (4 hr per week)
- 1997 – 2005 Career break while raising two children and caring for elderly parents
- December 1992 – July 1994 and Sept 1995 – December 1997 Systems Librarian, City of Armadale
- July 1994 – September 1995 .Community Information Officer, Fremantle City Library
- August 1992 – December 1992 Librarian Cataloguer, KPMG Peat Marwick, Perth
- December 1991 – August 1992 Extended Holiday in Hobart while my partner completed his PhD.
- August 1990 – December 1991 Legal librarian/ researcher, Medium Sized Law Firm, Barristers and Solicitors, Perth
- February 1987 – August 1990 Library attendant, University of Western Australia