Books and the weather…time to reflect!

  When it’s cold I tend to start to think about issues such as the Food bank debate, the gas bill, Elderly loneliness and winter mortality rates, and what it would be like to work at some remote Research Station in the icey north i.e Arctic. I also suddenly remember that I was going to […]

What is it about books that matters?

Why do we keep books, spend money on books, and keep looking after them in libraries? When I think of saving Libraries, I always think about how and why books captivate me. Firstly I want to highlight an article by David Pearson, Guildhall Library, that was written up in the Cilip Rare Books and Collections Group […]

Its Monday

“The time has come,” the Walrus said, “To talk of many things: Of shoes–and ships–and sealing-wax– Of cabbages–and kings– And why the sea is boiling hot– And whether pigs have wings.” The Walrus and The Carpenter Lewis Carroll (from Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, 1872) British Library Turn the pages MUST SEE […]

Teaching in librarianship

    Teaching in librarianship – to teach or not to teach? Is there a place for it, or is librarianship all about teaching and learning? Having completed the GTA or Graduate Teaching Associate programme I realise how much teaching is involved not only in my day to day job, but also with metadata and information […]

Reading is sexy

  Personally I believe that tacit or work based knowledge or experience should be complimented and supplemented by implicit knowledge embedded in books, and because of this, I profoundly think that books are real treasures – keys that unlock the doors to many things, imagination, ideas, puzzles, solutions, legacies. Library and Information science is a […]