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From #ChifleyLibrary: Best. Package. Ever.

Today I received what has been dubbed the “Nerdiest. Package. Ever.” from my uni library services. Volumes one and two of Marcie Muir’s A Bibliography of Australian Children’s Books (1970 & 1976). Best use of my (compulsory but deferrable) student fees as an off-campus student. (And yes, yes I do intend to use and abuse this service for my thesis – suckahs shoulda neva let me know about it!)


Source: Me via Instagram

Today has also seen me:

  • Wake up at 7.09am (when the ooolllddd alarm on my even older phone went off – woops!)
  • Eat a crumpet for breakfast and wuffle with Charlie dog before…
  • Going next door to clean the holiday rental (and subsequently find a bunch of minor maintenance issues)
  • Writing some intro and planning points for my (mock) exhibition catalogue essay before…
  • Heading to the post office to check the mail and receive the “Best. Package. Ever.”
  • Subsequent reading of newly acquired books ensued
  • Followed by a brief mental break to watch the first episode of Dance Academy season two via iView


Me via Instagram

  • Before my landlord appeared at my front door bearing a scanner for me to borrow (for which I had asked for in an email I sent her less than an hour previously!)
  • And now it is 1716 and I am all done with reading my books (but possibly still have some articles that need reading, I’ll have to check my Mendeley!) and need to hit the clickety-clackety of writing this essay before the thoughts all leave my head.

On a side note, today also saw me chatting with the NLA (@nlagovau) via Twitter about my research and people to contact in regard to it. Score one for social networking!

Back to Reality

I am back in Mallacoota after just over a week in Canberra for summer school. And wow, it was a blast! It was an amazingly packed week with a group of people who were passionate about the topic and happy to indulge my (great) desire to talk about everything.

I will post more about what happened each day, as well as discuss my assessment task (exhibition proposal plan), but for now I will leave you with my favourite photo from the trip:


At the National Museum of Australia’s Eternity exhibition;
me with the flower clock and Benita from 1990s Australian Playschool

ANU Print Repository Requests + other dot points

Requested because I cannot access them online (despite the catalogue saying they are available in electronic format):

Names to remember from Griffin, Des, and Leon Paroissien. “Introduction: learning, the visiting experience and the art museum as educator.” Understanding Museums: Australian museums and museology. National Museum of Australia, 2011. http://www.nma.gov.au/research/understanding-museums/Museums_education_introduction.html.

  • Janette Griffin
  • Lynda Kelly
  • Barbara Piscitelli >> spoke at It’s a Kids’ Thing: Curating, Designing & Programming for Children (EXH-200410)

EDIT

Sent request to ANU Library Services for off campus services registration PLUS to start conversation re: obtaining McRainey, D. Lynn, and John Russick, eds. Connecting Kids to History With Museum Exhibitions. Left Coast Press, 2010. http://www.lcoastpress.com/book.php?id=222. >> otherwise, available from Booktopia ($42.95)