National Library and Information Technicians' Symposium, 13-15 November 2019 Melbourne: Discover, Diversify, Dive In
This presentation (PowerPoint slides) accompanied the lightning talk on the career of a library and information professional from the 1990's and beyond.
Session description: The presentation will be a short review of my career which started with library technician training but took a quick left turn into librarianship and library studies teaching. It will also include a trip down memory lane to look at the technologies I encountered and learned along the way. Like some mature age students starting their Library and Information Studies course in the mid 1990’s I thought it was all about the books. Little did I know what a large role technology would play. It started with my very first subject discovering that I needed to learn how to use a computer and something called DOS. After the initial shock however, I came to love technology and its role in the Library. I will also touch on how completion of the Library and Information Studies course contributed significantly to the journey providing the skills, knowledge and confidence to tackle any new challenges and opportunities that came along including studying at postgraduate level.