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Obligatory Post on Neil Gaiman and the Importance of Libraries

“In the last few years, we’ve moved from an information-scarce economy to one driven by an information glut. According to Eric Schmidt of Google, every two days now the human race creates as much information as we did from the dawn of civilisation until 2003.

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How does an MLIS transfer to the real world?

“Seriously though. How many MLIS-learned skills do you feel like you’re actually applying in your jobs?”

I was recently reconnecting with a couple lovely MLIS (Master of Library and Information Sciences) grads. 1,171 more words


The benefits of successful summer jobs

During the summer my colleagues and I relocated the computing books in our library/ LRC.  They were previously located at the back of the LRC behind the group study computers.  114 more words


The calm after the start of term

It feels like years since I last looked at this.  Predictably I have had little time since the beginning of the academic year.  This week I have the good fortune not to have any information skills sessions booked.  23 more words


6 Things I Love About Weeding

Weeding. Ever since my first job as a library page in 2007 I’ve been hearing about weeding. I’ve seen librarians pull carts of books off the shelf, and painstakingly consider each item. 760 more words