GLAM Blog Club – What I learned in 2016

Like Sam, I’m a repeat #blogjune offender but rarely manage to get through the whole month of posting without #blogjunefail. Reading about #glamblogclub, I think this once a month thing might be more realistic. So, what did I learn in 2016? Lots and lots. On a professional level there was a lot happening – much…

Referencing and plagiarism: a rant in place

Every now and then a topic comes along that just makes my blood boil. In a recent edition of Campus Review, I read an article based on some research by bibliographic management software company RefME. You can’t access the article on Campus Review because paywall but you can read a detailed and interesting post on…

All the blogging

This post started out life as a comment on Bookgrrl’s latest post and quickly became so long that I decided it would be better to turn it into a post all by itself. I have really struggled to write anything library related on my blog for quite some time. By joining my two previously separate blogs,…

Just send us a bio

Kate’s post from earlier this week really nailed something that troubles me and so many of my colleagues – imposter syndrome. It comes into play when applying for a job, questioning a manager’s decision or sometimes even something as seemingly trivial as choosing a new outfit or hairstyle. As Kate pointed out it’s often, but…

Armchair (library) travelling

This week I’ve been collecting guest post contributions from a number of the people who volunteer as country coordinators for the International Librarians Network. The ILN program is currently between rounds so to help with marketing and promotion we are very focused on keeping the content on the website fresh and new. We asked our country…

Taking books (and reading) for granted

In libraries everywhere the debate about whether the printed book is dead, or merely not that useful anymore continues to be a discussion. Of course, it can largely depend on the type of library in question. In my sector, academic libraries are making room for more student space often at the expense of print material because circulation (that’s library…