Tuesday, 17 June 2014

The beauty of librarianship.


One of the greatest strengths of the library and information profession, particularly compared to other professions, is the breadth of its field. Having worked across public, school, university and state government libraries, my work has intersected substantially with other sectors, namely:

- Education
- Literary Festivals
- Cultural Heritage
- Genealogy
- Parliamentary Services
- Academia
- Community Development
- Museums
- Early Childhood Development
- Authors and Bookselling industries
- Non-Government Organisations
- Archival Services
- International Development

And there are undoubtedly others, such as courts, legal and medical sectors, which I have yet to experience!

In an industry where it is seemingly more difficult to move up, and some sectors are slashing their staff numbers, why not move sideways?