A new role in the new year

Hello wonderful readers,

With the beginning of 2016, I am pleased to announce that I am now officially a content officer for the International Librarians Network.

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I have been a part of this group since 2014, taking part in their peer mentoring program and generally encouraging fellow librarians to get involved. (It really is a great initiative!)

So now, I am lucky enough to be able to write for their website and become more involved in the discussion topics throughout the year. Do join up and keep an eye out for my posts! You can see ‘The year in my library‘ and ‘Starting work as a graduate when you have limited work experience‘ which are up now, with many more to come.

This does however mean that my writings in this blog may become less frequent, and I thank you for your understanding and for your interest generally.

And so, in the particularly relevant words of Charles Montgomery “Monty” Burns;

In closing, gentle reader, I’d like to thank you. `What’s that?’ you say? Me thanking you? No, it’s not a misprint, for you see, I enjoyed writing this [blog] as much as you enjoyed reading it.

😉 Until next time.


Hack Library School blog

Need another blog to follow? Of course you do – you can never have enough to read!

Check out ‘Hack Library School’ :

a collaborative project begun in the Fall of 2010. It quickly grew from a Google Doc to a wiki to the rotating group of contributors that it is today. HLS was founded on the principle of students taking the future of librarianship into their own hands….Hack Library School is an invitation to participate in the redefinitions of library school using the web as a collaborative space outside of any specific university or organization….What will the information professions be next year if we define it for ourselves today? If we had a voice in the development of curriculum, what would that degree entail? This is our challenge to you; participate or come up with a better idea. How would you hack library school?

With a range of contributors and huge breadth of topics (from the informative and innovative to some quite funny posts) it’s definitely worth a look.

I was going to suggest a few ‘most interesting’ parts of the blog, but every time I clicked on another topic it was super interesting! I wish I had more time to read everything (but with new posts every day or two I don’t think I’ll ever manage to catch up with them haha).

Kudos to the creators and contributors.

Library of the Future Blog – Libraries Transform

A blog to bookmark!

Run by the American Library Association (ALA) the blog looks at all sorts of trends and tech for libraries in the modern age.

Especially topical with yesterday (October 21st 2015) being the day Marty McFly travels to in ‘Back to the Future II’! Yesterday was the future – mind blown! 😉

Source: Library of the Future Blog – Libraries Transform