Pimp your profile

LIS Professionals Walk the Talk: “Pimp your Profile” is not just for academics.

21 September 2017

12.00pm-1.00pm QLD, NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas
11.30am-12.30pm NT, SA
10.00am-11.00am WA

Online Via Zoom: Simply click on the following link and follow the prompts to install Zoom and participate: https://usq.zoom.us/j/843487133 

The materials from the session are now available: recording (60 mins, audio only or audio & video options available).

In this session, Ellen Thompson, Creative Industries Liaison Librarian, will overview the work she is involved with at QUT, where the Pimp my Profile and Researcher Profile Health Check initiatives help academics of the Creative Industries Faculty maximise their online digital presence in a sustainable, discipline-specific way. We will also hear from Liz Walkley-Hall, Open Scholarship and Data Management Librarian at Flinders University, who has taken control of her digital identity and uses a variety of online channels to tell a compelling story of who she is as a LIS practitioner. Ellen and Liz will suggest ways in which LIS professionals can adapt this approach to create and maintain their own digital presence, in a profession that has become increasingly project driven – the “portfolio career”.

Ellen Thompson is a professional librarian with over 20 years’ experience in the academic sector. Her visual arts background is an appropriate fit with her current role as Creative Industries Librarian. Most recently, she has developed and delivered customised researcher support initiatives to meet the needs of staff and higher degree students of the Creative Industries Faculty. She is skilled in managing complex and non-traditional information resources to support this complex Faculty. This includes identifying and enabling access to industry resources and services, multimedia materials and interactive resources. She works closely with Faculty teaching staff and learning support colleagues to create learning opportunities which fit a blended learning environment, and which are designed to enable students to learn and apply information, academic and digital literacy skills.

Liz Walkley Hall is a professionally qualified librarian with extensive experience in delivering academic library services. She is currently the Open Scholarship and Data Management Librarian at Flinders University Library, a role which oversees the operations of the University’s digital repositories as well as managing open access requirements for publications and research data for the University.

Liz has a strong interest in evidence-based librarianship and data driven decision-making for libraries. She is Chair of Flinders University Library’s Research Working Group, providing leadership and support for colleagues who are engaged in research projects. She is also an active member of ALIA, serving on its Research Advisory Committee and the recent ALIA National conference committee. Liz is herself a practitioner-researcher who has presented at international, national and local conferences as well as published several peer-reviewed papers. She has also recently googled herself.

For those not able to attend the seminar, you can follow along via Twitter at #lisraproject