Happy holidays readers!
Had trouble with gifts this year? Well search no further!
Ladybird Books have released hilarious spoof guides ‘for adults dealing with modern problems’. The Guardian has a great article on them here.
Using the same old-style Ladybird artwork from their original guides for children, the writers have added some clever (and very funny) captions for the modern adult.
With eight books in the series released this year, including such wonderful titles as ‘The Ladybird Book of Dating’, ‘The Hangover’ and ‘The Mid-life Crisis’, there’s a guide for each of your friends and family.
I sure know I’d love to get one!
See you next year folks,
Michelle De Aizpurua
The RIPS Law Librarian Blog posted about the ‘Issue’s surrounding eBook collections in law libraries‘ in September 2015.
With the rise of all-digital ‘bookless’ libraries and constant revelations about eBooks, it’s a topic of interest to me, especially as their post referred specifically to the law library context (in which I am currently employed).
At first it seemed everyone was saying the eBook would mean the death of the printed book, and eventually become the primary mode for reading. (See news articles from 2010 – ‘The future of books is a real page-turner‘ and 2013 – ‘Popularity of ebooks spells the demise of printed versions‘). There was almost a mass hysteria predicting these doomsday scenarios for the poor printed book.
But now however, everyone’s changed their tune. Read More »
It is really very important to keep up to date with new developments, innovations, ideas, issues and so forth in our field. You need to be a life-long learner if you are going to succeed in Libraryland 😉 Things are constantly changing; the way we utilise space, new technologies, what is expected of us, how we are viewed and how we must justify ourselves. There is a lot to learn. Not only this, it is important to network and get to know other professionals. You need to create relationships. These are especially helpful if you have a question or need some guidance, or more employment. So where to start? There are a few things you can do:
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