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…

A change of (twitter) identity

Today I took a big step: Inspired (as I often am) by a series of career related posts over on Flight Path, I’ve been doing a lot of career thinking and planning lately. While I may have to do some sideways stuff to get there and I’m not entirely sure what it might look like, my…

Professional development is international

I do much of my blogging these days over at the International Librarians Network (ILN), where I am one of the Program Coordinators. It’s an amazing professional development experience being involved with this program – tonight we held a webinar for program participants and had 20 people from places as diverse as France, Poland, the UK, Germany,…

Huzzah!

This week on twitter, I’ve been using the hashtag #MastersIsDone because it is! Last night I submitted my final assignment for my final subject in the Masters of Information Studies from CSU. Feels good to have it finished. I’ve enjoyed the Masters much more than I did the undergrad, possibly because I’ve been working in…

Making informed decisions

This, yesterday from Unshelved. Says it all about libraries really. Not just the things in our collection, but the information we provide about research impact, copyright, collection management or just about anything else. We are about providing the information so that our user community (client? patron? customer?) can decide what’s best for them, in their…

My Dewey Life

One of the fun things about being a reader and commenter during #blogjune is the variety of stuff on offer!  With thanks to Kate, who brought this to my attention – a meme of sorts! Go here to express yourself as a Dewey number. I do talk a lot I guess….. Clare’s Dewey Decimal Section:…

Blogging in June

The past few years I have participated in an activity known as ‘Blog every day in June’. It’s a collection of (mostly) librarian types taking on the challenge to blog every day for a month. In 2013 I’m taking a year off this project, although I’m going to keenly follow the list of participants on…

Data management is exciting!

Trust me. No, this is a reflection of the level of enthusiasm we were asked to have as part of our data management subject at Uni this semester. Our first assignment was to write a press release explaining research data management to the general public in a way that wouldn’t send them straight to sleep.…