ive recently returned from a librarians workshop, which im not allowed to blog about directly, the consequences of which will see me permanently blacklisted from the library profession.
i’m not going to write anything about it directly either, because i also like the idea of the code of silence that gives the aura of this workshop being a cult, where a couple of disgruntled librarians who havent been get to have a bit of a whinge about its exclusivity. and ive never been part of a cult before so this has been a wonderful experience for me.
i must confess that a major motivator for me wanting to attend this workshop was that it was in thredbo. and i also have to add that thredbo is truly excellent in summer when there is no snow on the mountain. great for mountain biking and hiking. except for the disappointment of mt kosciuszko which is more of a mound than a mountain when i was expecting snow caps and imposing shadows over the landscape.
have i come back a changed person? on the outside i guess that’s for people who know me to make that call. on the inside it’s still too early to decide. god forbid if I now decide that i am going to accept more responsibility in my job when all i want is 9-5 stability.
if anything i became empowered. it reinforced my vision of being the job share library manager (surf in the morning shelve books in the afternoon) at the surf city library in torquay. and that is a really positive thing.
i would recommend this workshop for any librarians wishing to explore their potiential.