Archive for April 3rd, 2008

I’ve been dying to see ‘The Hollywood Librarian’  since it premiered to rave reviews at last year’s ALA conference.  I’m over the moon that it’s finally made it all the way to Scotland, thanks to the lovely people at SLAINTE!  

Check out the trailer, it looks fab!

I’m writing it in my diary right now, not even in pencil…but in pen! 

Tuesday 6th May 2008, 18.30 – 21.30 at Gilmorehill, Glasgow University (Tickets: £3pp)

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I was already superexcited about attending the 74th IFLA General Conference and Council in Québec, Canada,  but I can hardly contain my excitement now; I’ve been selected to present a co-authored paper on Library 2.0 during the Information Technology Section’s session“Enabling access to the global library – Small is Beautiful: Distributed deployment of library services for small and special libraries”.

Can’t wait to attend my first international conference!  If you also happen to be attending, be sure to stop by and check out my presentation! I’ll be the nervous looking one standing next to a very cool co-author, Mr Anthony Browne from East Renfrewshire Council Library & Information Service. 🙂

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The Public Library Training Handbook 

I’m co-authoring a book, and it’s not even as part of a ‘vanity publishing’ exercise; it’s been commissioned by a genuine publishing house.  “The Public Library Training Handbook: a frontline service delivery manual” will hit bookstores and libraries in December 2008, but why not visit Facet Publishing today to pre-order a copy for yourself or your library service?

 “This handbook is essential reading for all public library paraprofessional staff and their managers. In the UK it will be of great assistance to any individuals wishing to undertake the ACLIP route through CILIP’s Framework of Qualifications, but it also addresses global issues”.



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Casually flicking through the most recent edition of Library and Information Update I came across an interesting piece of research carried out by Jennie Law, self proclaimed “Library Monkey”, wondering  “Where are the UK Librarian Blogs?”.   

Curious to locate these blogs myself,  I followed the link to Jennie’s page, thinking that as a new blogger I really should check out what the more established bloggers are chatting about.  Imagine my shock and surprise to see my own blog featured within a list of 7 individual librarian bloggers!!! 

Thanks to Jennie for doing the hard work on this one; I love the idea that not only is my blog findable; I now appear to be part of a community of librarian bloggers based in the UK.  Cool :-)!

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