• Wikimedia Australia Wikimedia Australia
  • Ryan Donahue Ryan Donahue
  • Sue Gardner Sue Gardner
  • Ruth Kneale Ruth Kneale Ruth Kneale sponsored by the State Library of Queensland
  • Stuart Candy Stuart Candy Keynote Speaker, Dr Stuart Candy - Professional futurist
  • Ingrid Parent Ingrid Parent Ingrid Parent
  • Jenica Rogers Jenica Rogers Jenica Rogers sponsored by the State Library of Queensland
  • Marcus Foth Marcus Foth
  • NLS6 NLS6
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Learn something new every day.

Never say Never   – Opportunity is everywhere and NLS is often a place to encourage creative thinking, and thinking big for our profession

Our Profession is Very Small.  Form long-term friendships to get you though your career.  Realise that senior people are really human, have feelings, and are not scary.  Figure out what you can do for them, rather than criticizing and expecting them to do it all for you.

Take the lead – and the leadership.  How can you lead from the position you are currently in.  Volunteer for ALIA, volunteer for a special project, return to extra study (not necessarily in librarianship).

Learn where you get your ideas from.  Ensure you have thinking space in your life  on a regular basis to ensure time and space for ideas generation, planning and thinking about the exhicution strategies for your great ideas.

Take a risk, make a change, learn about how to ‘Be professional – In a Profession’.

Learn about the Business of Libraries – vendors, money, demonstrating value.

Understand that there will be disappointments but don’t sweat the small stuff.

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I’ll be passing on a few more personal and professional insights a little closer to the 2013 event.  In the meantime – start getting yourself organised to attend (don’t leave it ‘till the last minute), start saving, begin to put your case together to put forward to your employer to receive support, request leave from work in advance, submit your abstract and get ready to enjoy Brisbane in the Summer!

Sue Hutley   suehutley@gmail.com   http://au.linkedin.com/pub/sue-hutley/6/95/b8a

 July 3, 2012  Posted by at 8:56 pm bits and pieces Tagged with: , ,

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