Jade Koekoe is a librarian and Online Presence Specialist who offers aspiring information professionals career coaching and advice on social media through her business Misskoko the Librarian. She has spoken at the ALIA New Librarian Symposium and numerous ALIA SNGG related events. Jade offers a range of services and resources at her website.
After achieving outstanding results in the LIS Masters that she completed while pregnant and toddler-wrangling, a newly-qualified Amber Freeman set about carving out a living in remote South Australia. Three days a week she commuted to her library assistant job at Port Lincoln Library, a 170km round trip from her remote farmhouse set in a sun-drenched canola field.
Kirsten Thorpe is a Senior Researcher and Cultural and Critical Archivist at the Jumbunna Institute for Education and Research at the University of Technology, Sydney. She is also a PhD candidate at Monash University and has recently had an article called TRANSFORMATIVE PRAXIS – BUILDING SPACES FOR INDIGENOUS SELF-DETERMINATION IN LIBRARIES AND ARCHIVES published in the journal In the Library With the Lead Pipe.
Michelle has had a non-traditional entry to the library world and works at Penrith City Library as the Library Children’s Inclusion Officer.