My writing goals / goal posts

I’ve thought of a tagline for Library.geek – “Exploring librarianship and your identity after children” OR “When librarianship and motherhood canoodle”

What one, what one?

I removed the title of this site, “” from its header over two years ago – why I don’t know, but it turns out that wasn’t good web writing etiquette or even good for web design, or anything really. It makes no sense. I just thought an image said a thousand words. In a search engine however, it really doesn’t. So that’s going to change when I have more than a spare 20 minutes.

I just unearthed my notes from my filing system in my wardrobe from a something-am brainstorm a week after becoming a Mum – over three years ago. They’re all bullet-points, nothing that I can actually just write up here and capture, nor photograph as there’s names and action points (?! – so formal! Even a week after having a baby!)

I’m taking a writing for the web paper through the Open Polytechnic at the moment, hoping to complete it before child #3 arrives in Februrary 2016.

Lets hope my next post is more composed as I’m just itching to get something written to share that I still have a brain; it’s working; and I’m planning on using it again to write about what new learnings I’ve been consolidating over the past three years.

Aways learning,

So much to say, so little time

So I had a child a couple of years ago and I’ve since had another – my daughters, Fern and Anahera.

Within five days after having Fern, I had a brainwave-type moment after a night feed and I wrote a tentative blogpost on a notepad next to the bed titled,

When librarianship and motherhood collide (or canoodle)

I still haven’t typed it up.

Life happened. Two wonderful new lives. More if you count whose lives theirs have affected.

I’m going to start writing again after a long hiatus. I am even courting the idea of writing for LIANZA again and writing about that writing, here.

What would you say to a column about the transition from career to new career in parenthood? I had an idea that it might be quite helpful, to document how I made the transition for all those others that are going to do exactly the same.

Let’s see how we go!


Defining a New Information Professional

LIANZA’s website states those that can use the New Information Professional Category as those that, “having started Library career within the last 24months, valid 3yrs”.

I’m intrigued by this, as I am with most definitions, as I like to deconstruct terms to help with my own understanding of it.

The point that I’m most intrigued by is the,

“having started Library career…”

When can you define when you start a library career?  Me, being the tenacious person I am (thank you Sally) always wants to get the best deal and I would’ve liked to have gotten in on this category if I hadn’t been a personal member for hmm 4 years, 5 years is it?  And if I hadn’t already written on the interwebs in numerous places that I started my Library career, well… more than 5 years ago, then I might’ve been able to get in on it.

How have you defined when you started your library career?

Or how will you define when you start your library career?

How do you know when you’re a librarian?

How do you know when you’re not new anymore?

I really feel like I’m in neverland sometimes. I’m not really a labels or tag person. I’m not one and and I’m not the other. I just am. If people want to say I’m a new professional then I’m fine with that. If people want to say I’m a youngun, that’s fine too. If people want to say I’m a techie, then sure, say that too (I’m not really – but wait, what’s a “techie” defined as??).

Maybe I should just put the dictionary down and think less…

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