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Curriculum Vitae

I am interested in everything library. Making libraries everything that our users want us to be. Libraries in the community; library boxen; digital libraries; reading (in any format); making sure all library resources are available to all library users – regardless of format.

CAREER SUMMARY

Over twenty years experience in libraries with extensive experience in library systems. Technical skills, planning, time management, organising and communicating, together with an eye for detail and strong customer service orientation, are the key skills offered to an employer who needs a flexible hands-on librarian with a ‘can do’ attitude.

QUALIFICATIONS

Deakin University. Partial completion of Master of Business Administration (MBA) (three units left to complete degree)

Deakin University. Graduate Diploma of Arts & Entertainment Management

Monash University. Master of Arts (Librarianship)

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). Graduate Diploma of Information Studies

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 Management:  Performance Management; Budgeting – resources budget; Strategic Planning; Lead teams to achieve desired outcomes; Training; Supervision

Communication:   Training staff; Library Blogs; Presenting internet demonstrations to public & staff; Representing organisation at peer meetings and conferences.

Customer Service:  Liaise with public and staff; Develop relationships with suppliers; Ensure customer satisfaction with service delivery; Ensure appropriate response to feedback from members; Communicate with staff and public verbally and in writing; Organise booktalks, booklists, guest speakers and programs for public.

Systems: Experience & understanding of a range of technologies; familiar with wide range of software packages; Troubleshooting; familiar with many types and uses of tablets, ipads, eReaders, kindles and smart phones.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

2016

 Participating in Round five of the International Librarians Network (ILN). Partnered with a Branch Manager from Boston, MA.

Attended VALA 2016 conference Libraries, technology and the future (self funded)

Completed an online short course Diploma in coding via Alyson.com

2015

Participated in Round four of the International Librarians Network (ILN). Partnered with a Library Manager from Canada.

Participated in Round four of the International Librarians Network (ILN). Partnered with the Managing Director of an LMS from England

Attended LIANZA 2015 conference Shout (self funded)

Attended National and State Libraries Australasia (NSLA) seminar Linked up loud and literate: libraries enabling digital citizenship. (self funded)

2014

Participated in Round three of International Librarians Network (ILN). Partnered with Librarian from The National Library of Kosovo.

Completed the Library Advocacy Unshushed MOOC offered by the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto.

 Participated in Round two of the International Librarians Network (ILN). Partnered with final year library student from Montreal, Canada.

Attended VALA 2014 conference Streaming with possibilities. (self- funded).

 Was one of the organisers of the 2014 Melbourne Library Camp Unconference immediately following VALA 2014.

 Attended LIANZA 2014 conference Connect and thrive (self funded)

Completed Hack Design online course (47 lessons on design for hackers)

2013

 Investigated digital copyright as part of my innovation project for City of Boroondara – loaning preloaded eReaders to library members.

Completed the New Librarianship Master Class Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) offered by the

School of Information Studies, Syracuse University.

 Completed the Hyperlinked Library MOOC offered by the School of Library & Information Science, San Jose State University.

 Built a Library Box so that I could experiment with ways of using the technology to deliver library information in non- traditional settings (parks, popup libraries, festivals, markets etc.).

Completed Make/Hack/Play MOOC through P2PU.

Participated in the Pilot Program of the International Librarians Network (ILN). Partnered with a Librarian/Archivist from the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC).

 Participated in Round one of the International Librarians Network (ILN). Partnered with a Librarian from Brzeg Public Library in Poland.

 Completed Australia & New Zealand Mobile 23 things program.

 

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