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The whiteboard

The whiteboard in our library allows me to create quick displays which I can change often.

I choose to display information that is current and that I can provide resources for from our library. 54 more words


The Role of a Contemporary Public Librarian Might Not Be As Simple As You Think

For the past year I’ve been surrounded by library school students. Not only were these people who adored libraries, but they were people who were planning to dedicate their lives to making sure libraries continue to thrive, evolve, and meet the needs of their communities. 1,331 more words

Readers Advisory

Using the FELTAG report to promote college librarians

The inspiration:

Yorkshire and Humber JISC RSC forum on Excellence in Learning Resources

It is always good to have a day away from the office.  This is particularly the case this time of year when there is always so much to do.  288 more words


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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Public Libraries

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