img_20151101_175006DFTBA – Librarian in Training – Graphic Designer – Wannabe Archaeologist & Writer

Hi! I’m Jade and I’m in the final year of my degree, a BA in Librarianship and Corporate Information Management.

If you would like to know about my professional achievements visit my LinkedIn profile. I am also a freelance graphic designer, check out my portfolio and shop.

I started this blog as a way of recording and reflecting on events, workshops and volunteering I did while I studied. It has since evolved to a place where I explore all my interests and musings.

I am currently ALIA’s ACT State Manager and involved in many volunteering endeavours such as digger and writer for Dinosaur Dreaming and committee member for Museums Australia‘s ACT Branch.

In previous years I’ve also had many intern and volunteer roles:

  1. Editor at Ancient History Encyclopedia. I have included some of my best articles on my publications page.
  2. Research intern at Melbourne Museum. You can see what I achieved there by clicking the biography links found on my publications page.
  3. An internship in the Parliamentary Library, Canberra. I have written about it, so that future applicants have some insights.
  4. I was ACT Regional Coordinator for ALIA’s Student and New Graduate Group (ALIA SNGG) and its Social Media Coordinator in charge of Twitter. During my time in these roles I organised events like ALIA #National16 Conference WrapSpeak Up! Presenting at Conferences for the first time and GLAMR Connect and doubled followers on ALIA’s SNGG Twitter channel.

By the end of 2017, I will have dug up more dinosaurs and presented my first ever conference workshop.

In the meantime, I will continue developing my interests in data visualisation, ancient languages, archaeology, professional writing and finding new and creative ways to bring collections to the people.

The thoughts, opinions and ideas shared on this blog do not necessarily reflect those of anyone other than myself.

I encourage sharing but notify me if you are merely going to copy content or features off my blog and into your own. Sharing is cool but plagiarising is not. I love comments and interacting with my readers, but please respect each other’s opinions. If I believe a comment is inappropriate, disrespectful or rude, I will delete it.