Sally Turbitt was co-convenor of the most recent New Librarians Symposium, NLS8, is NSW State Manager for ALIA and co-hosts the podcast Turbitt n Duck with her NLS8 partner-in-crime, Amy Walduck. You can find Sally on Twitter, or on her website.
This month we are pleased to introduce Tracey Allen, a Library Adviser at the Anglican Church Grammar School (also known as ‘Churchie’) in Brisbane. When discussing her work at Churchie, Tracey describes herself as a “jack-of-all-trades” – she is involved in a range of tasks including creating and updating LibGuides, providing reference and readers advisory services to students, providing help desk services and supporting the reading resilience program.
Tracey graduated with her Graduate Diploma of Information Science (Library and Information Practice) from QUT in 2017 and is currently finishing her Masters at CSU.
This month we meet Amy McKenzie, a Collection Liaison Specialist Librarian from the State Library of NSW. In this role Amy has the amazing responsibility of developing the State Library’s collection. She works with all kinds of material, but specialises in rare books, artists’ books, and maps. Here Amy talks about the challenges of her job and the qualities that make for a great librarian!
Jess started working in special libraries before a chance role with UNSW Records & Archives ignited a new passion. She now works in corporate records while completing her Master of Information Studies. She is particularly excited to have just finished a placement at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia Records & Archives, so her Bachelor of Art History was put to good use.
Welcome to the GLAM professional profile for May!
This month we meet Susan Walton, the Collection Services Manager at the NSW Parliamentary Library. Susan has worked in many roles throughout her information career, presented at conferences and written journal articles. Here she provides us with some invaluable tips for those starting out in their GLAM careers.