My name is Suzie, and I am not (quite) a librarian, I am a library student! I am a full time student at Curtin University, in Western Australia. I am halfway though my BA in Library and Corporate Information Management, which is something I have always wanted to do. Upon completion of my BA, I intend to undertake a Diploma of Education, which will qualify me as a teacher-librarian, and I can hopefully return to my hometown of Kalgoorlie to work.
In terms of professional interests, as well as children’s services, I am interested in the art of cataloguing. Tthe first time I put spine labels on my books, and wrote out a bibliography of my personal collection, I was just ten years old. Yeah, I always was going to become a librarian.
My third area of interest in the intersection of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community with library services. Everything from queer lit books and movies in collections, to libraries celebrating Pride, and making their services as welcoming as possible. If you have any questions about how your library can help cater towards the LGBTQ community, please feel free. And before you ask, yes, I am gay.
This week, I will be blogging and livetweeting my classes, and all uni-related activities. I am undertaking four units currently,
- Management of Records and Archives Services
- Collection Management
- Resource Description and Access
- Creative Writing (this is my elective!)
I have decided to create this Blogspot, to try and separate my professional (ie. library related) blogging, from my leisure blogging (my creative writing, fanfiction, and SCA articles), which can be found on my LiveJournal.
So that is enough introduction from me. Let’s begin Library Day in the Life, Round Seven!