What constitutes ‘library’?

“A shelf of books in a village hall is not a library. A phonebox full of books is not a library. A pub with some books is not a library.” Over the weekend, an esteemed tweep posted his thoughts on what is not a library after reading the report in the guardian about how libraries […]

“We’re going to make a gum!”

Classification and often the application of metadata is all about initiative as much as skill. I feel that having come to the library world as a mature professional (as opposed to straight from library school), I am perhaps slightly more traditionalist than some of my colleagues. I am immersed in the stereotypical image of the […]