Jo Beazley is the Youth Outreach Librarian for Logan City Council Libraries and has over 9 years public library experience. She is passionate about emerging technologies and the role they will play in creating relationships between organisations, staff and customers, and how they can be used to promote foundation, early and digital literacy skills. Jo listens to audio books on her commute, has 2 kids, 3 animals and a husband she adores. She loves reading and her iPhone and iPad, but loves her kids more.
Twitter – @jobeaz
Liz is an academic librarian who enjoys the best of two Librarian worlds – Resources Management and Liaison work. Liz attended NLS4 and was inspired by the theme ‘Breaking Barriers.’ From this conference, Liz gained confidence to teach English in Japan. The skills she developed while away have been transferable to her Librarian work.
Liz wants conference goers to be inspired like she was at NLS4. Liz uses her spare time to run the local Anime Club, pester her cats and social networking both online and in the real world.
Growing up in the US, travelling and working throughout Asia for seven years, and career paths as various as movie theatre manager, ESL teacher, textbook writer and editor and bartender, have somehow all added up to Kelly’s dream job – librarian. Living in Queensland since 2009, she completed her Masters studies at Queensland University of Technology and started working as an academic librarian at QUT in 2011.
Attending ALIA events from the start of her study, she has developed a wonderful support network. As Co-ordinator for the ALIA Queensland New Graduates Group, she enjoys giving back and helping other new grads become advocates for libraries and themselves as librarians. She looks forward to not only attending her very first NLS but also helping to create an amazing and inspiring experience at NLS6 for all.
Outside of work she is a huge music and film fan, a voracious reader, an itchy foot traveler and would welcome any suggestions on fabulous new beers to try.
Twitter – @bibliokel