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One way or another: deciding which librarianship path is for you

You know you want to be a librarian, but do you know which kind of librarian you would like to be? There are many fascinating areas of specialties in librarianship, but the ultimate divide is most often between academic librarianship and public librarianship. 759 more words

Education & Curriculum

Muddling my priorities

Twice a year my manager goes around all her various teams and provides them with homemade¬†afternoon tea. It’s a good chance for her to get a feel for what’s happening and just have a casual chat. 158 more words


Millennials rock

As longtime readers know, I used to work in a public library and transitioned back to academia a little over a year ago. In both cases I’ve been in management roles, and have been bothered by the negative stereotypes attributed to millennials. 475 more words

Valuing people through praise

We’ve just had our annual remuneration round and some of my staff got pay increases over and above market movement, for various reasons. When that happens we don’t send them the letter through the internal mail, we hand it to them and explain why they are being recognised. 82 more words



Greetings from Chicago! This is the second time I’ve visited the Windy City for one of the American Library Association’s conferences and I’m really excited because this is the first time I’ve attended as a bonafide librarian. 468 more words


Sticking around

Tomorrow we are having a morning tea to celebrate my manager being with Council 25 years. It’s a long time…¬† In November I’ll have been with Council 24 years and that’s a long time too! 118 more words


A #BlogJune proposal

No, not the shiny diamond kind –¬†although I did lose a tiny diamond out of my eternity ring today…

Paul Hagon suggested we all answer four questions today about the tools we use to get our jobs done – based on a site run by… 214 more words