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
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
“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” - Oprah Winfrey When I think about GLAMourous passion, I think about how energised and enthused a conference, Twitter chat or PD event can make you feel, when you have been engaging with like-minded individuals and feel empowered to try new things, … Continue reading Passion: a slow burn, or a fiery inferno?
When this month’s GLAM Blog Club theme was announced I thought about how I’ve been working on taking control of my GLAMR information sources. Reading Amy’s post about taking control of the small things spurred me into action, starting with an assessment and clean up of all things GLAMR, but particularly in relation to my inbox. … Continue reading Control of GLAMR information…in my inbox
I’ve been watching GLAM activists. GLAM folk are challenging offensive subject headings, pressuring national associations to ditch the neutrality to take a stand for human rights and fighting Wikipedia sexism. Long has been the history of upholding GLAM institutions as neutral institutions in society. Indeed, even though it’s *checks year* 2018, the debate over libraries … Continue reading Watching GLAM activism
Wow I didn’t realise it had been quite so long between posts… it’s been six months since my last confession post. One day I may start writing less personal and more professional posts, but today is not that day. In 2017 I resolved to give myself permission to stop trying to do EVERYTHING and focus … Continue reading Shifting priorities and saying no…
Identity a : the distinguishing character or personality of an individual b : the relation established by psychological identification (Merriam-Webster) So, identity. I understand identity to be unique to each individual yet also something shared with a community, this is reflected in the two parts of the definition above. Where individual identity is a person's … Continue reading Identity in crisis
With this month’s #GLAMBlogClub theme being fear, I knew right away I would be able to write something of my own fears. As a student, with just a bit of industry experience, I’ve long recognised that I suffer from the dreaded imposter syndrome. It means that when I tweet or blog, I wonder if I … Continue reading Feel the fear…confessions of an almost qualified GLAM student
Disclaimer: I’m still in GLAM school and haven’t had the opportunity to apply many of the things I’ve learned so far, so have not really experienced too much of that “why didn’t I learn this in GLAM school?!” feeling. “Librarians need to know many things to be able to do their roles effectively” I couldn't … Continue reading What I wish they taught me in GLAM school
Wait, what? It’s here already? Well hasn’t 2017 snuck up on me. I’ve been meaning to join the #glamblogclub all January and here I am, sneaking in at the last minute hoping no-one notices just how late I am. However I refuse to apologise (to myself, I know no one else was expecting me to … Continue reading 2017 on the horizon….