Reading Efficiency

I recently came across the concept of the “Matthew Effect” and how it applies to reading, and so I thought I’d share some of my learnings here and combine it with some of the literature I’ve been reading. Firstly, the Matthew Effect is a concept that has been around for a very long time –…

Librarian things: metadata & tagging

So, you know about hashtags but do you know about metadata and tagging for research purposes? My brother has just started a Masters degree and one of the first courses he had to do is on conducting good research. As part of this course he learned about the ways in which librarians set up catalogues…

Publishing a peer reviewed journal article

I recently had the opportunity to publish a paper with the School Libraries Worldwide (SLW) Journal. It came off the back of finishing my thesis; my supervisor shared the call for submissions from SLW with me, saying I should send in my work. At first, I was hesitant because I couldn’t see why anyone would…

Finishing a Thesis

As some of you may know, I went back to university at the end of last year to study a second Masters of Education in Educational Research. I wanted to start a PhD, but discovered that I’d have to do a research Masters first. My first Masters of Education was a coursework Masters, meaning that…

Back to uni

On Monday 12th November I started my 2nd Masters degree. I’ve enrolled in the Master of Education (Educational Research) at Charles Sturt University (CSU) and I’m looking forward to significantly improving my research skills. The reason for doing this degree is so that, should I still want to, I will be able to apply to…