Information Overload - Practitioner

Insights from practitioners in Information Management

Issue 116: Budget Cuts - Why are libraries always the first to go?

- Monday, May 19, 2014
I recently heard a rather scary story. An organisation (let’s call them needed to make some “efficiencies” to their budget. That’s a euphemism of course for  ..Read More →

Issue 115 - Carrots vs Sticks

- Thursday, August 29, 2013
Of all the desperate signs by management to promote employee “loyalty” this one has got to top the ones I’ve seen. And no I have no idea what this one or the midd ..Read More →

Issue 114 - Independent Contractors

- Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Reminder time: And before you roll your eyes, it is very important. If you are working on contract through an employment agency (not just IEA of course) you are covered for all wor ..Read More →

Issue 113 - The next generation of leaders

- Tuesday, April 30, 2013
No matter which HR magazine I pick up and read, no matter what the date on the cover is, they are all saying pretty much the same thing. There is a lack of skilled workers in certain  ..Read More →

Issue 112 - Training during times of change

- Thursday, March 07, 2013
Anyone who isn't embarrassed of who they were last year probably isn't learning enough. Alain de Botton We can all be guilty of thinking we don’t have enough time to do everyth ..Read More →

Issue 111 - Reading as therapy

- Wednesday, February 27, 2013
With all the bad news we have been hearing about libraries closing, services and staff being cut in a bid to save the almighty dollar, I have some good news for a change. Libraries  ..Read More →

Issue 110 - Document Control

- Monday, February 04, 2013
As you know, the start of every new year is a good time to look at what you want to achieve during the year. It is also a good time to schedule in reviews with your supervisors to see what  ..Read More →

Issue 109 - Starting afresh

- Friday, December 21, 2012
Apologies for the lack of news updates this year but after writing these newsletters for over 5 years I do find it a little difficult to find a topic that hasn’t been covered before.  ..Read More →

Issue 108 - Project failures and library closures

- Thursday, September 06, 2012
I read with interest a message re-posted to the WAIN list (West Australian Information Network) this morning regarding the closure of the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry li ..Read More →

Issue 107 - WSH and CPD

- Friday, June 29, 2012
As we mentioned in the April edition of this newsletter new work health and safety laws are on the way (assuming of course the governments don’t change in the mean time). To make l ..Read More →