Webinar: Why do library practitioners do PhDs?

by | Nov 14, 2021 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

LARK is finishing this year on a high note by re-launching our South Australian Chapter. Join our great guest speakers to celebrate this achievement and consider why library practitioners do PhDs. 

Find out more about the re-launch of LARK’s SA Chapter from our conversation with Dr Katherine Howard who will facilitate panel discussions on 1 December. 

It is a free online event. Join us via Zoom

Meeting ID: 825 9364 2241

Passcode: 946063

Fiona Salisbury is the Executive Director Library and University Librarian La Trobe University. Fiona is an experienced library leader and before being appointed to her current role worked in senior library roles at La Trobe University and the University of Melbourne. Fiona serves on the boards of the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) and CAVAL Ltd. and is currently the Program Director of the CAUL ‘Enabling a Modern Curriculum’ program. Fiona is a PhD candidate in the School of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney. She is interested in keeping academic libraries at the heart of the university through conversation, collaboration and transformative cultural change.

Edward Luca is a library practitioner and researcher. He is currently Associate Director, Academic Services at the University of Sydney Library. Prior to this, Edward led a team of liaison librarians providing research and teaching support to the Faculty of Medicine and Health. Edward writes and speaks on topics including design thinking, academic librarianship and scholarly publishing. He is undertaking his PhD in the discipline of Business Information Systems at the University of Sydney Business School.

Dr Jo Kaeding is Children’s Librarian with the Adelaide Hills Council. She is the Programs Team Leader, responsible for children’s, youth and adult programs throughout the library service. Jo has a PhD from the University of South Australia, where she also lectures into the Information Management program. Her research focus is inclusive public libraries for children with disability and their families. She is a past recipient of the following awards: South Australian Catherine Helen Spence Scholarship, Public Libraries of South Australia Rod East Memorial Award and the Australian Library and Information Association Twila Ann Janssen Herr Award. Jo is a current member of the Public Libraries of South Australia Executive committee.


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