The Creators


Maddy Medlycott AKA the Librarian

Maddy is currently a Research and Reference Librarian for Crown Law Library. She graduated with a bachelor of Science, majoring in Zoology, in 2009 and then joined the full time workforce at an Insurance Brokerage.  She completed her Masters in Information and Library Studies in 2016. Since starting her Masters degree, Maddy was lucky enough to work QUT Library in a variety of roles as well as moving to London for two years. Here she had a lot of fun and worked as a HR Coordinator at Madame Tussauds and the London Dungeon.

After travelling the world (or as much as she could do in two years), Maddy returned to fell into working in Law Libraries and hasn’t looked back since. As well as working for the Crown Law Library Maddy is also a Co-Convenor for the ALIA Students and New Graduates Group and co-owner of Library Jobs. She is very passionate about members of the LIS community being able to grow and develop professionally and uniting this with her love of gamification by creating exciting and innovative workshops, such as Librarians and Dragons and oh so much more.

Michael Hawks AKA the Dragon

Michael is currently the Liaison Librarian for the Science & Engineering Faculty at QUT. He graduated with a Graduate Diploma in Information Management and Librarianship, and has spent the last 5 years working in academic libraries, including QUT Law Library, Griffith University and the University of Western Australia; and at the State Library of Queensland as the QULOC Graduate Librarian. He also holds an Honours degree in English and Communications from the University of Western Australia, writing his thesis on the intersection of game design and the reality TV show Survivor. Michael is always looking for the opportunity to turn a wide variety of interests into work related tasks (though this is mostly to justify spending all day googling picture of dogs in hats).