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Swiss Army Librarian » Library Volunteers Need To Be More Detailed-Oriented Than This :: Brian Herzog

Swiss Army Librarian » Library Volunteers Need To Be More Detailed-Oriented Than This :: Brian Herzog | Library gubbins | Scoop.it
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Languages in Medieval Britain - Medieval manuscripts blog

Languages in Medieval Britain - Medieval manuscripts blog | Library gubbins | Scoop.it
We are proud to announce that the Catholicon Anglicum is now being exhibited in our Treasures Gallery. The British Library acquired the manuscript, the only complete copy of the text in existence, in February this year, for £92,500, following the temporary deferral of an export licence. It had lain hidden...
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Letters to a Young Librarian: What We Talk About When We Talk About Technical Services, by Erin Leach

Letters to a Young Librarian: What We Talk About When We Talk About Technical Services, by Erin Leach | Library gubbins | Scoop.it
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The Vikings and the British Library - Medieval manuscripts blog

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When you think of Vikings, what's the first thing that comes into your mind? Horned helmets? Longships with dragon-headed prows? Kirk Douglas? Then think again, because our friends at the British Museum have opened a new exhibition, Vikings: Life and Legend, which aims to debunk some of the myths which...
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Language of Compassion: Multilingualism in the Library

Language of Compassion: Multilingualism in the Library | Library gubbins | Scoop.it
Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons The month of February is most recognized as the time we celebrate our love. It’s a time when we speak the “language” of love as a means to show our devotion to that ...
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Collection Reflection: Collection development in 4 easy steps! (with music for my amusement)

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Dymvue: How to succeed in Library management : a new vocabulary

I have become aware of the lack of les mots justes for certain situations when writing about libraries, so I offer the following.  I hope you will find them useful, feel free to add your own.

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Arranging Your Books by Color Is Not a Moral Failure

Arranging Your Books by Color Is Not a Moral Failure | Library gubbins | Scoop.it
I sometimes moonlight as an interior designer, which gives me insights into how easily people let style trends (and worries about which ones are hot or not), distract them from the essential task of figuring out how they want to live. Recently when I helped decorate a new Brooklyn loft...
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Too right it's not!

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What's your library trainee experience?

When I was applying for library trainee positions I remember thinking: wouldn't it be great if there were a website, where all the trainee jobs were listed, alongside blog posts/articles by former ...
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Finding time for CPD

This article was first published in CILIP Update, November 2013. Back when I was still a new professional, I wrote and spoke on the topic of “CPD on a shoestring” – how to keep up your continuing p...
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Swiss Army Librarian » Did You Know There Are Audiobooks On YouTube? :: Brian Herzog

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7 Things Librarians Are Tired of Hearing | OEDB.org

We've all heard them. Probably more than once or twice. These are the reactions and responses librarians receive when they introduce themselves to those wh
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Too much information? Helen's blog: Cataloguers, the scapegoats of the library world

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Swiss Army Librarian » San Rafael offers first ever bamboo library cards :: Brian Herzog

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Impressions of a new(ish) librarian: How to and how not to do your librarianship degree

Impressions of a new(ish) librarian: How to and how not to do your librarianship degree | Library gubbins | Scoop.it
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A Quick Guide to Library Cats - OEDB.org

A Quick Guide to Library Cats - OEDB.org | Library gubbins | Scoop.it
There are currently over 300 living resident library cats throughout the world today, 200+ of which reside in the US according to the Library Cat Map. Lib
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The Librarian Connection

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The latest rare book display at the Thomas Parry Library includes a number of volumes and papers owned by the University that are associated with famous historical librarians.

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Tour of the London Library

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On a wet and gloomy Monday evening, I had the pleasure of going on a tour of the weird and wonderful London Library. Having heard some stories about the Library from some of my friends who were luc...
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Online Professional Learning

When MOOCs first started appearing online I thought they were a great way for me to learn some more about things I'm interested in...literature, history, philosophy. But I never thought they would ...
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Why Read??

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For those of you who didn't know, I'm currently enrolled in a YA Library Science course. A discussion that came up while in the course is how to motivate relectuant readers to read a specific book....
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6 Terms that Instantly Reveal You as a Librarian - OEDB.org

6 Terms that Instantly Reveal You as a Librarian - OEDB.org | Library gubbins | Scoop.it
Few professions are as steeped in tradition and esoteric knowledge as librarianship. We have our own dialect packed with specialized jargon that only other
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Librarianship courses in 2013: falling student numbers and fewer courses available

Librarianship courses in 2013: falling student numbers and fewer courses available | Library gubbins | Scoop.it
Libraries and universities are two services that have taken a battering during the Coalition years. Both have been haunted by the spectres of budget cuts, marketisation and outsourcing. While publi...
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Demonstrating your value: non-traditional jobs for information professionals

Demonstrating your value: non-traditional jobs for information professionals | Library gubbins | Scoop.it
This article was first published in CILIP Update, March 2013. We live in the information age, which means that the skills of the information professional should be more in demand than ever. And the...
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