Anthropology – Your relationship with your book

Definition of anthropology in English: NOUN The study of humankind, in particular: 1. (also cultural or social anthropology) The comparative study of human societies and cultures and their development. 2. (also physical anthropology) The science of human zoology, evolution, and ecology. ______________________________________________________ Anthropology is most simply defined as the study of humans through time.  In studying a human […]

The power of books – camouflage in the waterways

  I’ve always suspected the protective power of books, the sense of sanctuary in a library or bookshop, and the calm that descends when reading. In his novel, Steven Hall describes the  intriguing premise that all human minds are linked by vast ‘streams’ of language and thought, and, swimming through these streams, are thought-fish. Not […]

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 […]

That thing called Marginalia

marginalia [ˌmɑːdʒɪˈneɪlɪə] pl n (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) notes in the margin of a book, manuscript, or letter [New Latin, noun (neuter plural) from marginālis marginal] I, along with plenty of book lovers, have a concealed fascination for marginalia. The scribbles and notes of former readers are not meant to be ‘spoilers’, but instead […]

CPD23: Wrapping up

CPD23 has been an excellent online personal development programme, and in reviewing my initial goal I think its time that I wrapped this thing up….. Firstly, I already used several social media tools to gain a network of contacts.  I wanted to review why I want contacts and how I can use them. I was hoping […]

10 realistic yet motivational facts!

Information and knowledge management people are a hardy bunch. What I didn’t know was ahead of me when I embarked on this journey 10 years ago was this:  Information management people have to be resilient in terms of skills and mindset. We are intrepid. Get noticed. Be professional. Express yourself. Engage and give feedback. Try to be […]

CPD23: Thing 5 Reflection

What an excellent (and right sized) post from Natalia (she’s a normal, human, librarian). I opened several others and the reems of erudite offerings made me what to quit reflective practice immediately! In the spirit of #cpd23 I also discovered another blog on reflective practive from Solo Librarian. Firstly I just want to say, that […]