Barbara Philip BAppSci. (Inf and Lib Stud),

GradDipEd. (Sec) (TL), AssDipAppSci (LibTech), EEN

DATE: August 2005 - current.
POSITION: Teacher Librarian
EMPLOYER: Singapore

DATE: January 2004 - current.
POSITION: Librarian
EMPLOYER: Gold Coast, Queensland.

DATE: January 1991 – December 2003
POSITION: Library Technician - Manager / Nurse (until 1996).
EMPLOYER: Gold Coast, Queensland.

DATE: March 1989 - June 1998
POSITION: Enrolled Nurse.
EMPLOYER: Southport, Queensland

DATE: April 1989 - November 1989.
POSITION: Cooking Instructor - Adult Education.
EMPLOYER: Gold Coast Institute of TAFE,
Benowa, Queensland


Six years teaching first aid for NZ Red Cross
Four years teaching microwave cooking to adults for Microwave Shop, NZ


I am fully committed to professional development, and believe in the value of networking with other professional educators. An example of this commitment can be seen in my professional development and networking activities that I have undertaken recently:

Active participation in:

International Schools Of Singapore Library Network
HandsOn Literacy 2008 - organising committee
Library Association of Singapore
Independent Secondary Schools Network Gold Coast
School Library Association of Queensland – including being a member of the local branch committee and the organising committee for the State conference to be held on the Gold Coast in 2004
Gold Coast Librarians Network – a liaison group to forge closer ties between school and university librarians
State Librarians Network

Professional development:

See, Support, Supply - The Art of Supply Teaching - August 2008
Training in OLIVER LMS - 2008
TeachIT - Presenter - November 2007
IBO Teachers Convention - 2007
Study tour of Thai International Schools 2007
Alistair Smith - the importance of personalised and differentiated learning – December 2006
UQL Cyberschool Seminar: Schools, Scholars and Libraries - Locate - Link - Learn - Online, August, 2006
Sue Palmer - Inspiring writing, January 2006
Copyright for Educators – IPOS training, Singapore. December 2005
Conference for Teachers of Information Technology – Singapore American School. November 2005
Elibrary training – 2004
Somerset Conference for Librarians – March 2004
SLAQ – Biennial Conference – July 2004
Attendance at author talks in other school libraries – Michael Salmon, Steven Herrick, Jackie French.
Attendance at “Smart Schools” seminar by Tina Blythe
Attendance at “Women at work” networking meting
Participation in “Forging Future Directions” ASLA 2001
Participation in Essential Connections: connecting school and public library professionals
Presenter at Gold Coast Librarians Network – The School Library perspective
Participant “Skilling Up” Aquinas College May 2002
Participant “Literature Circles” Aquinas College August 2003
Participant “Promotion and Display” TSS June 2003 & July 2004
Participant “Developing Webpages with Dreamweaver” TSS May 2004
Attendance and participation in ALICE user group
Organiser in collecting books for Fijian Schools – January 2002
Host visit from Lea Quail – Head Librarian Geelong College August 2002
Participant in University of Queensland database training – June 2002
Participant at School Nurses in-service – June 2002
Supervising ESL students on work placement from GCIT