So I am back home in Welly (aka Wellington, New Zealand) from my sojourn in Perth, Western Australia, which I loved by the way. It’s quite funny being back. But not really. I am jobless, as you may be able to figure out from the sort-of-recently added twitter widget in the column to your right. I have a myriad of things to do at the moment. Sigh. One such thing is/was to contact the folk at the ALIA libtec conference and let them know that unfortunately, due to financial reasons, I was unable to attend the conference as a delegate. I was going to add, “If you have any sponsorships available…”, but didn’t. It’s only a month away, and I have zero money.
This site seriously needs an overhaul in information architecture and web design. Also, not to mention, Te Upoko o te Ika a Maui’s LIANZA pages as well. Oh wait, I already did… I wish I’d actually done that Web design course… oh well, another time perhaps. Meanwhile, I am trying out tweeting a conference tomorrow at Educause in Perth. Should be fun. Follow me or have a read of what I tweeted and what others were saying.
I am sooooo sick of writing < a href=” some interesting URL here “> something catchy here < / a > this site will be the death of me. Touch wood.
I made a comment on facebook recently (check my friendfeed) about a workshop that I went to yesterday. I apologise. I was directing the comment at the women that were at the workshop (about six library technicians from around Perth) and their opinion of me, as a result of my general opinions, as indicative of the library community over here.
Some opinions were favourable, some blatantly not so. The latter always seems to rise to the top of your brain and stay in your memory longer though, like cream… (to be continued later, have momentarily lost my train of thought as I’m unsuccessfully multi-tasking at the moment (when is it ever successful??)
On another note, Kathryn Greenhill’s sites (Librarians matter and hername.com) are down. Wonder if it’s got something to do with the Darien Statements hoohaa that came up not too long ago. I can’t remember where I read all the ‘hoohaa’ but it surfaced in twitter library circles at the time I think and some people just thought it was all, well, hoohaa. Librarian’s getting up their own collective ass and the like. Which brings me on to my next point.
Oh my god, there are soo many differences between Australia and New Zealand in this industry! I really wish I had more than 15 minutes to talk at this ALIA libtec conference in September! hooo am I going to have a ball or what!? (ECU, I promise I won’t bag you).
(Man am I sick of writing a href=” http blah blah blah, must get wordpress going or something!). Ok. rant over. xox