The 7 beauties of project management

There is an abundance of library literature that suggests we as librarians need to do better in raising our profile to those outside the profession. That we need to increase our visibility, and improve our marketing and communication so that others will truly realise the value of librarians and libraries. We’ve heard it all before right? So…

Career suicide: Let’s be frank

Have you ever felt restricted from engaging in frank and open discussions about the library profession? Have you ever felt if you publicly voice your opinion on professional matters you are at risk of compromising your job or future prospects? We have and we know we are not alone. In a profession that claims to…

Here’s An Idea. Continuing Education in An Hour. What Do You Think?

In 2012 LIANZA conducted a Career Survey in which some respondents indicated there were not enough continuing education opportunities available (p.64). There was also a strong preference (64.02%, p. 69) for Continuing Professional Development to be undertaken during work time rather than after hours. I agree that there is a limited range of professional development opportunities that are directly…

Homage to Rangiora

Reblogged from Heroes Mingle: In October 2012 I moved from Auckland to Rangiora to work for Waimakariri Libraries. Waimakariri is the second fastest growing region in New Zealand – a community brimming with rejuvenation and opportunity. With more than 1200 people visiting Waimakariri Libraries each day my role was to lead and manage strategic projects…