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Saving Libraries and Escaping the Echo Chamber

This week I have been doing my bit for the #savelibraries campaign. I’ve been watching it from afar for some time without getting involved but this week I have finally been able to add my contribution. First up was an article for the Guardian Careers – Beyond books: what it means to be a 21st century librarian. I have been working on this with Katie Birkwood for the past 6 months. The idea to write an article about what it really means to be a librarian came from the comments on my Library Day in the Life Round 5 blog [...]

Library Day in the Life – Friday

The following post is written as part of round 5 of the Library Day in the Life project. Morning soundtrack: This American Life First thing this morning I had a meeting with the student from earlier in the week who is researching the relationship between optometrists and the NHS. We looked at search strategies, identified useful journals and databases and talked about applying for funding. After this I spent a little time tidying the papers strewn across my desk. I always like to leave at the end of the week with a tidy desk, I find it makes Monday morning [...]

Library Day in the Life – Thursday

The following post is written as part of round 5 of the Library Day in the Life project. Morning soundtrack: A selection of TED Talks including Hillel Cooperman’s Legos for grownups (the video is at the end of this post) Today I spent a lot of time writing and responding to emails and consequently I didn’t get round to my donations again. Most of the emails were about setting up or feeding back from meetings. Added into the mix was finalising my induction timetable with the programme managers. I think I’ve just about managed to fit everyone into the slots [...]

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