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Personal Development

Emerging Leaders

The Emerging Leaders project was developed with the goal of identifying and supporting emerging leaders within the Library and Information sector in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Abigail Willemse

Down the rabbit Hole: Abby's Adventures in LibraryLand

In this fun animation, new Information Professional Abigail Willemse takes us on her learning journey from distance learning study, gaining valuable knowledge of the profession through work experience, and volunteer positions to landing her first dream job at the library. Spolier Alert: You will be inspired. 

NZLIMJ Volume 57 No. 1 - June 2018

NZLIMJ Volume 57 No. 1 - June 2018

PIMN Professional development

Development of skills to enable excellent relationships and engagement with Pasifika people and resources.

Webinar: Programming for Millennials

Sara is the General Services Librarian at Upper Darby Township & Sellers Memorial Free Public Library located in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, United States.
One of her main jobs as a General Services Librarian is providing programming for millennials aged 18-35.

Expressions of Interest: Curriculum and Assessment Writers

New Zealand needs a strong core of professionally qualified librarians, archivists and records and information managers with the skills to lead us into a vibrant future.

New Self-Guided Curriculum for Digitization

Through the Public Library Partnerships Project (PLPP), DPLA has been working with existing DPLA Service Hubs to provide digital skills training for public librarians and connect them sustainably with state and regional resources for digitizing, describing, and exhibiting their cultural heritage content.

Igniting innovations

An Infopeople online course, beginning  17 February – 16 March 2015

We know that libraries need to become more innovative in order to survive and thrive in contemporary society. Innovation is about moving from idea to implementation and there are practical skills and techniques that can be learned.

In this course, you will explore:   

5 Minutes On personal resilience through the change process

Change is now ubiquitous in the library sector – technology, legislation, society structure, customer demographics, company demands are all changing at a pace that mean change has become a constant. 

However, that doesn’t make it any easier to manage or navigate. 

So how do you manage change well?

Sponsored by Nielsen Book Services

Portfolio Power

In my ever hopeful quest to break into the competitive and tightly held world of the teacher librarian, I have been doing a lot of reading about the most successful ways in which to market oneself as a job seeker. Recently I read a quote, from Randy Nelson (Dean at Pixar University) who spoke about “...the proof of a portfolio versus the promise of a resume...”

 In light of this quote, I’m sharing my thoughts and tips about creating an online portfolio, and encouraging you, the reader, to reflect on your portfolio, or lack thereof, and how it compares to your resume.


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