The great library DEBATE: Are libraries better when they expand and diversify their programs? #NLS9 transcript

I'm still recovering from attending NLS9 in Adelaide last weekend. I had such a great time and it was an AMAZING conference, I will distill my thoughts and post more about that later. For now I'm posting the transcript of my speech as the first affirmative speaker at the The great library DEBATE: Are libraries … Continue reading The great library DEBATE: Are libraries better when they expand and diversify their programs? #NLS9 transcript

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Serendipity and genrefying collections

A post for #GLAMBlogClub Serendipity "the faculty or phenomenon of finding valuable or agreeable things not sought for" (Merriam-Webster) Serendipity and libraries are often linked by the idea of browsing and discovering in the stacks. When this month's topic was announced I was already thinking about serendipity in relation to school library collections, in particular genrefying the fiction … Continue reading Serendipity and genrefying collections

Accessioning a donated personal library collection

This month's theme of donate proves the perfect opportunity for me to cheat and combine “donate” with last months theme “what I learned last year and/or what I want to learn this year” and therefore pretend like I didn’t miss the first hurdle on my new year’s resolution list. Winning! Last year I had the … Continue reading Accessioning a donated personal library collection

Unpaid student placements : an industry conundrum

  There has been much discussion on the Twitters lately about unpaid student labour. I've been thinking about it and participating in some of the discussions and I have no answers to this dilemma. I do however have some thoughts that can't be fully articulated in tweets. For me it all began with seeing this tweet https://twitter.com/lissertations/status/1008485788542124032?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%E2%80%9D%3EJuneContinue reading Unpaid student placements : an industry conundrum