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The 'Amateurisation' of Public Libraries

The 2015 CILIP AGM takes place on Thursday 24 September at CILIP Headquarters and unlike previous years is a fairly low key affair estimated to take just over two hours. 592 more words


Being Yourself

I’ve had a bit of a treat this week. If you know me at all you’ll know that two of the things I tend to go on about are… 607 more words


Inclusive book stock

I recall from my days as a library studies student and working in libraries that generally library staff are very good at being inclusive, in all areas of their work, but definitely in terms of stock collection. 86 more words


Genre Lessons: Westerns

I belong to a librarian book club that reads a different genre every month to improve our reader’s advisory skills. The idea is to get us better-acquainted with the types of books we may not normally read. 586 more words


New Signage By Hand

Do you ever have one of those days when you just have to get up and do something? This past week was like that; I had to take a break from planning and stressing to do something creative. 288 more words

Library Life

Welcome Back to Homeschool Party

We hope that you will join us in celebrating our first not-back-to-school event! Homeschooled Kindergarteners through 5th graders are invited to meet, play games, make some cool crafts and get to know the library. 70 more words

Library Programs

Web scale discovery - Is it time for a change in public libraries?

You can’t work in libraries and fail to hear customers say (often) “It’s so hard to look for books on this catalogue!” or “Why won’t your catalogue show me books AND dvds AND magazines on my topic? 522 more words