Steer your Career

Steer your Career, PDIG webinar series 1 2021


Tuesday 23 March, 2-3pm AEDT

Event 1: Learn from Jay Glaisyer, Senior Manager, Student & Community Outreach & Engagement, La Trobe University, who recently recruited for a new team, what they look for in candidates, at the interview and in their resumes. Additionally, get practical tips from Adele Walsh, Senior Coordinator, Community Outreach & Engagement, La Trobe University, on keeping your CV up-to-date.

Jay Glaisyer, Senior Manager, Student and Community Outreach and Engagement, La Trobe University

Jay Glaisyer is the Senior Manager, Student and Community Outreach and Engagement, La Trobe University. Jay has been at La Trobe for over a year; prior to that she was Senior Manager, Business Development at CAVAL, a member-based not-for-profit organisation partnering with Australian and global industry bodies to deliver professional development and other value-add services to academic libraries in Australia and New Zealand. Prior to that Jay worked for commercial Library and Information Services organisations in Australia and the UK. Jay has over 30 years’ experience in the sector, where she has continued to develop better ways to service customer needs. Her innate ability to connect to people—and to connect people with people—helps build effective teams and mutually beneficial partnerships based on the realities of librarianship, rather than what people simply assume it to be.

Adele Walsh, Senior Coordinator, Community Outreach & Engagement, La Trobe University

Adele Walsh has devoted over a decade to being an advocate for youth literature. Well known as the Program Coordinator for the Centre for Youth Literature, Adele crafted and implemented learning and literacy programs for young people. She now designs professional development and event programs in her role as Senior Coordinator, Community Outreach & Engagement at the La Trobe University Library. Outside of her day-to-day role, Adele is an in-demand moderator, presenter, and teacher, an ongoing outspoken advocate for youth readers, host of the YA professional Facebook group The Knack, and founding co-host of the Unladylike and What Would Danbury Do? podcasts.

Thursday 25 March, 11am – 12.30pm AEDT

Event 2: Receive insight into how you can build an online presence and/or network, using LinkedIn as a tool. Amy Watson and John McCoy from LinkedIn Learning will lead this event and provide practical demonstrations. There will also be an opportunity for you to have discussions and network with fellow colleagues.

Amy Watson, Senior Customer Success Manager –Higher Education, LinkedIn Learning

Amy partners with higher education institutions across Australia and New Zealand to promote a continuous culture of learning utilising LinkedIn Learning. She drives engagement across the campus with faculty, staff and students. Prior to her time at LinkedIn Learning, Amy worked for 10 years in Learning and Organisational Development across various sectors (and was a previous customer of LinkedIn Learning). She is currently learning the learning path “Managing Change and develop your adaptability skills” on LinkedIn Learning.

John McCoy, Senior Account Director – Education, LinkedIn Learning

John supports Universities and state education departments to create economic opportunity for all students, staff & faculty through the LinkedIn platform & network. Prior to LinkedIn John spent five years at Gartner, working with CIOs at Universities across Australia.

Tuesday 30 March, 12.30-1.30pm AEDT

Event 3: Join us to hear from a panel of library professionals on cross-sector permeability and how they have transitioned between areas of the library and information sector. Dr Craig Anderson, Deakin University, Michelle De Aizpurua, East Doncaster Secondary College,  Robyn Ellard, Yarra Plenty Regional Libraries, and Dr Sarah Jansen, University of Newcastle, are all part of the panel which will be facilitated by Marion Slawson, Federation University.

Dr Craig Anderson, University Librarian, Deakin University

Craig has a wide range of library experience, including working in public libraries for some 20 years and a major system vendor for 8 years. He was University Librarian at RMIT University from 2003 to 2016, and since 2016 has been University Librarian at Deakin University. Craig was Vice President / President of ALIA in 1999/2000 and was on the CAVAL Board for 17 years, with some 8 years as Chair. He has been on the Board of Trustees of OCLC since 2018 and a member of the Global Council from 2014 – 2018.

Michelle De Aizpurua, Library Coordinator, East Doncaster Secondary College

Michelle De Aizpurua is an ALIA qualified Librarian with a Master of Information Studies from Charles Sturt University. She has six years industry experience in tertiary and secondary educational libraries, and is the current Library Coordinator at East Doncaster Secondary College. She has previously worked across both Business and Law faculties at Monash and Deakin Universities. Michelle’s career focus has been on developing students’ information and digital literacy skills, particularly by utilising eLearning tools. She is passionate about supporting educators, promoting literacy, and instilling a life-long love of reading in her library patrons. Twitter: @MissLibraryGrrl

Robyn Ellard, Executive Manager: Public Participation, Yarra Plenty Regional Libraries

Robyn Ellard is a library industry specialist with a diverse background working in multiple roles across academic, special, state and public libraries, as well as in various businesses from 1998. In 2012 Robyn was the Project Director for the National Year of Reading and from 2013 to 2019 she was the Senior Program Manager in the Library Sector Engagement team at State Library Victoria where she led strategic projects to support Victorian Public Libraries. Currently Robyn is the Executive Manager: Public Participation at Yarra Plenty Regional Libraries in Victoria.

Dr Sarah Jansen, Associate Director, Collections, Discovery & Digital Experiences, The University of Newcastle

Dr Sarah Jansen has an academic background as a teacher, researcher and Higher Degree Research (HDR) supervisor, and her knowledge of student learning needs, course delivery processes, the research life-cycle and HDR requirements now serves her well in The University of Newcastle Library. Sarah has a passion for data, and the ways in which we can use library data to establish buy-in, provide evidence-based service models, and proactive and efficient service delivery. This all helps the university visualise library impact in teaching and research, and ensures that our stakeholders make use of the library to its full potential.