Wednesday, 29 February 2012

What I've been reading in February


Lots of people, Library Day in the Life blog posts and tweets

Bobbi Newman, Reflecting on Library Day in the Life Round 8

Save Libraries

Guardian Readers, Save Our Libraries: Readers' Reports

Rachel Bickley, National Libraries Day in an academic library

House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee, Written evidence accepted by the Culture, Media and Sport Committee for its enquiry into library closures 

#uklibchat, Summary: 9th Feb 2012 National Libraries Day

Library School

The Bradford Librarian, The MA - Just a means to an end or invaluable? (Good comments too)

Zach Frazier, It's OK to not have time (that's a relief, because I don't!)

Job Applications

Emma Davidson, Killer CVs 

In the Library with the Lead Pipe, Q&A: Lead Pipe on Professional Development (has quite a bit on CVs and job applications) 

OPAC 2.0 and Gamification

Aaron Tay, Adding Social & Gamification to the Library - Catalogues & Lemontree 

Andrew Preater, Grouse about your next-generation catalogue - LibCamp@Brunel

Marie Cannon, Library Camp @ Brunel


Brian Herzog, Freading Ebook Library from Library Ideas, LLC

Sarah Stamford, Assessing the value of print and ebooks for academic libraries


Aaron Tay, Is Wikipedia really the library's competitor? 

Lane Wilkinson, Wikipedia and the role of the non-expert

People Management

Funktious, Angry Person is Angry! (Great advice on how to deal with angry people in the library)

Funktious, "But we weren't doing nothing Miss!" (2nd post in the series, how to deal with disruptive patrons)


Jo Alcock, Writing for Publication 

Diari by Ariadna on morgueFile

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