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…

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…

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…