The Room of Infinite Diligence is community blog consisting of a number of professional librarians from around New Zealand. We hope that you will find our musings both entertaining and thought provoking. We also hope that not only will you read us, but will engage with us to create a community of thought, where librarians from all parts of the sector can discuss the issues and problems of interest to them
Michael Parry writing as dannevirkelibrarian: In my day job I am the Digital Initiatives Coordinator at Victoria University of Wellington, while at night I beaver away as writer. My first novel The Spiral Tattoo comes out in July 2011 with more to follow. I can also be found on Twitter, having a personal twitter. You can also find me writing here on my personal website.
Judi Kercher, writing as judiy: I am a (new) cataloguer at Massey University’s Turitea campus library. I am a member of LIANZA’s Ikaroa regional committee. I have an interest in Web 2.0 technologies and have been blogging privately for the best part of the last decade.
Penny Dugmore, writing as Penny: I’m Team Leader, Learning Services at a large public library. I freely confess to having geek tendencies and am very interested in how libraries are using technology to enhance their services. I have a personal blog where I boast about my kids and my crafts and I’m also on Twitter.
Amanda Curnow, writing as Mandicane: I am currently the Web Technologies Librarian at Massey University in Palmerston North. It is my dream job as I get to fiddle with lots of technical stuff, while learning heaps (boy! do I need to!) and keeping up with new Web developments and being a part of a great team.
I’m interested in lots of library related stuff, but particularly technology issues and information access and service provision. I have been given Thursdays as my regular post days, and i’m looking forward to sharing any news that comes across my path.
Luisa Rossitto, writing as luisathelibrarian: I’m the Reference and Online Services Librarian from the Wellington Medical & Health Sciences Library, an outpost of the University of Otago. I like long walks on the beach, karaoke and coercing emerging technologies to teaching, learning and research purposes. I’ve been working in libraries for five years, having spent most of them as a jill-of-all-trades at the Queensland University of Technology in my hometown of Brisbane. Since stepping into my new role here in New Zealand, I’ve worked on a number of projects- you can check out my online portfolio here.
Hana Whaanga is a “self-confessed library geek“. She is a Customer Service Team Member at Wainuiomata Community Library, of Hutt City Libraries in Wellington New Zealand, Editor of LIANZA’s fortnightly e-newsletter Librarylife Te Rau Ora, and member of the Website Advisory Group of LIANZA. Even on her days off, she can be found advocating libraries and encouraging others to partake in the joy of learning, discovery and sharing of stories and information. Hana can be found on Twitter, Flickr and a raft of other social media networks.If you are keen to write about libraries or to highlight things that might be of interest to other Kiwi librarians, but think writing for your own blog might be too much, drop one of us a line and we can upload a guest post! If you are really keen we might just have room for another regular contributor.
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