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.



  • 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