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I’m not ashamed to admit that I was as close to coming unglued today as I’ve been in at least four years. At one point around 2:30 this afternoon, email was hitting my inbox and I was taking on so much verbal guidance that I’m pretty sure I could see the code in the matrix. 325 more words


A hard days work

I’ve written a few times on the blog about workload.  I know I sound like a bit of a broken record but the reality is that this is a problem that Government’s at both ends of the M4 have failed drastically to acknowledge let alone begin to address. 223 more words


what’s the use of ‘out of office’ notices?

I’ve had a pretty busy September. I was on leave for a week in late August and then went straight to a conference in Portugal. After a brief and frenetic period at home/work, I had two back-to-back conferences in London. 988 more words

Pat Thomson

First month as a trainee liaison librarian

It’s been just over a month since I started my first professional role, and so much has happened!

We’ve just come to the end of Freshers’ Week. 427 more words


Not drowning, but feeling the land slip from under my feet...

The biggest new challenge for me this year is how to keep on top of my workload and keep the weekends work-free for my little boy. 297 more words


On An Ordinary Sunday...

It’s Sunday Morning, 8.15 and I am sat at my desk working. I don’t want to be doing this necessarily – in fact there are many things that I would rather be doing at this moment (to start with, still being in bed!). 647 more words

College Life

Version 3.0 SOLE Toolkit Released

I’m delighted to be able to release version 3.0 of the SOLE Toolkit. Changes have been made to strengthen the way students might make use of the toolkit as an advanced organiser. 225 more words