Category Archives: Libraries and librarians

The Linnaean Society Library

Visiting other libraries can be a great source of inspiration to a librarian, giving you ideas to copy and making you jealous of the lovely things that other libraries have. Over the past twelve months I have hosted visits to … Continue reading

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Being special

Classification is something that librarians are supposed to be good at, but when it comes to classifying types of libraries there is a bit of a #FAIL. At library school I was taught that there are three main kinds of … Continue reading

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Library Day in the Life 2013 – Friday

My last daily report (for Friday 26 July, but written on the following Monday). See previous reports for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. I didn’t have time to do my daily blog report on Thursday night so I came in early and posted it … Continue reading

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Library Day in the Life 2013 – Thursday (Wikipedia edit-a-thon)

My latest daily report. See previous reports for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. Today’s the day it’s all happening. Fingers crossed. I am hosting a Wikipedia edit-a-thon in the Library and there also be a talk/discussion about women in science (not in the … Continue reading

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Library Day in the Life 2013 – Wednesday

Here is my third Day in the Life post this week (see Tuesday’s post, and Monday’s post for some background). I came in first thing to find a few emails from my boss in my inbox.  One was a reply to my request for … Continue reading

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Library Day in the Life 2013 – Tuesday

Here goes with my second Day in the Life post this week (see Monday’s post for some background). I had planned to get in super-early this morning, but a disturbed night thanks to the thunderstorms put paid to that. I arrived … Continue reading

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Library Day in the Life 2013 – Monday

Sadly the Library Day in the Life project has ended. It provided a chance twice a year for librarians round the world to explain what they did each working day for a week.  I took part twice, in 2011 and … Continue reading

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Customer relations

Journal publishers are more interested in librarians than they ever used to be. The move to e-journals and big deals has changed the balance between individual and institutional  subscriptions, making libraries more important to publishers than, say, fifteen years ago. … Continue reading

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Library Camp UK 2012

The creative energy unleashed by an unconference is a wonderful thing. I attended LibCamp2012 recently and was surprised that a disparate bunch of people can self-assemble such a varied and interesting programme, all in one day. I went to the … Continue reading

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A snapshot of our collection – history

Earlier this month I hosted a meeting of CHILL. It is a group of independent health libraries which meets three times a year in the premises of one or other of the members. The meetings are an opportunity to share … Continue reading

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