Hello! How are you all doing? Mostly okay? I’m mostly okay. I mean it’s weird isn’t it. I’m in the upstairs box room, perched on a wobbly old kitchen chair with my feet resting on an ancient Försiktig footstool. If I’d known when I left my library in March that I would still be at … Continue reading Why librarianing from home during the coronavirus outbreak is like… a chair cushion
Yes, it's definitely a good thing! "The job of a university is not to find the answers, but to ask the right questions."* When I published my last post, I patted myself on the back thinking that I'd answered a few of my own questions and that would be that for a week or so. … Continue reading More questions than answers: I think that’s a good thing?
Why am I doing this MOOC? How do I personally benefit from trying to improve my professional practice? If I were to conduct a cost-benefit analysis would CPD (Continuing Professional Development) be a sound personal or institutional investment? *Adopts the most sarcastic tone that she can muster* - "I'd be surprised!" Hmm, that feels better! … Continue reading Why, Why, Why am I mooching about a MOOC?
Boy was it ever cold and damp the day that we accidentally visited Stone Henge. Middle of Winter? Nope, a few weeks back at the beginning of June. Due to a long tail back on the A303 we found ourselves doing a circuit around the stones braced against horizontal rain with coach-loads of dazed and … Continue reading How did that get there and how did I get here?
*censored for professional purposes*. If you don't mind a bit of fruity language you can find the inimitable Eddie Izzard talking about a fashion cycle here on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTnCtcvr384, just watch the first 3 minutes or so. Now, why have I bought this to your attention? Well my brain made the comedic connection when reading this … Continue reading Cool, hip and trendy… looking like a
I hold my hands up. I could be much more reflective in my professional practice. I could also strive harder to be evidence-informed. Oh dear, here comes a limb that I fell the need to totter out onto. I'm going to suggest that as a profession we could do more to encourage reflective practice and remaining … Continue reading Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the most reflective practitioner of all?
I love being a librarian. It's interesting, exciting, challenging, always different. Stamping books, shushing, shelving, twin sets, buns, pearls. The stereotypes are all still there. I myself am guilty of every single one of them at some time. Well, maybe not the twin set. So why would you want to be a librarian and why … Continue reading being a librarian – the story so far
Or Thing 5 - Reflective Practice and maybe a bit of Things 6 and 7 Online Networks and Real Life Networks. To tweet or not to tweet? Twitter has yet to become part of my daily life although I am beginning to see its advantages. We had a pretty serious incident within our local community … Continue reading The story so far…