Education (7/7/20)

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Join us for a chat about education, hosted by the Curtin Information Studies Club on Tuesday 7th July at 9pm AEST.


  1. ALIA released a statement on the changes to university fees including consideration of the faculties relevant to a LIS degree. Do you consider LIS an Arts/Humanities or Industry/Science degree?
  2. Should an Information Studies degree/diploma etc. be a requirement for staff in Information Studies institutions? And why?
  3. What positive change have you seen in LIS education? And what would you change about LIS education if you could?  
  4. Our industry is part of the broader discussion surrounding representation, diversity and inclusion. Do you feel that these issues are adequately covered in LIS education?
  5. How do you feel about online learning, especially in the wake of COVID-19?

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GLAMR Professional Profile – Annette Messell

Annette Messell

Our next professional profile focusses on the other fantastic Co-Convenor of the ALIA Students and New Graduates Group – Annette Messell. Annette currently works as a Learning and Teaching Services Librarian at the University of New England. In this interview, Annette explains her roundabout journey into librarianship, the importance of creativity in the LIS profession and opportunities to connect with cultural institutions online.

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GLAMR Professional Profile – Maddy Medlycott

Maddy Medlycott

In this professional profile we continue to turn the spotlight back on ourselves with a closeup on one of the two Co-Convenors of the ALIA Students and New Graduates Group – Maddy Medlycott. Maddy works as a Legal Research and Reference Librarian at Crown Law Library in Brisbane. In this interview, Maddy discusses how her passion for transferable skills evolved into the Librarians and Dragons workshops she runs and provides some tips on staying connected with friends, family and colleagues. Continue reading