Monthly Archive: June 2010

Jun 30

30 things – the end of the 30 challenge

Its Day 30 of 30 blog posts in 30 days challenge and I tried very hard to resist, I really did. But it’s the last day, so I have succumbed. Here’s my one and only meme post in the 30 days challenge – the 30 things meme, with an extension. Mine is 30 things I …

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Jun 29

Serendipitous discoveries

Its Day 29 of 30 blog posts in 30 days challenge and after something that happened today, I was wondering about serendipitous discoveries that have been made in libraries. We went to Mt Baw Baw in the Victorian Alps, taking the kids for their first visit to the snow. Left early, made sure we had …

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Jun 28

Something to offend everyone

Its Day 28 of 30 blog posts in 30 days challenge and I’m inspired today by another quote. I have just started a Quote of the Week in our staffroom at work – picking up on the groundbreaking Word of the Week started by my predecessor.  I was inspired by a quote forwarded to me …

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Jun 27

Counting the uncountable

Its Day 27 of 30 blog posts in 30 days challenge and today’s post is inspired by a TED talk by Chip Conley – Measuring what makes life worthwhile (which is worthwhile checking out) and in particular the following quote he used in his talk: “Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything …

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Jun 26

Physician heal thyself

Its Day 26 of 30 blog posts in 30 days challenge, making it long past time for a story. So here we go. Once upon a time, there was a twittering, blogging, librarian mum, who was up early on a Saturday morning, pondering those things that twittering, blogging, librarian mums ponder when they have had …

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Jun 25

Putting on a public face

Its Day 25 of 30 blog posts in 30 days challenge and I was reminded of what good poker faces librarians have when it comes to some days of dealing with our users. One of our staff was at work, but feeling a little under the weather today and when she made a request of …

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Jun 24

Adaptability

Its Day 24 of 30 blog posts in 30 days challenge and I have discovered something about myself in my new role. When I first started as Branch Manager, I thought it would be good, but I knew I was going to miss all the IT and social network stuff that I had been working …

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Jun 23

Work experience challenges

Its Day 23 of 30 blog posts in 30 days challenge and this week we have another work experience student. Year 10 students in Victoria do work experience to discover whether their career interests are what they expect they might be. I did my work experience at a public library, which put me off working …

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Jun 22

Why is it always…..?

Its Day 22 of 30 blog posts in 30 days challenge and I was wondering why is it always……?  It is nearly 10pm after a late shift, so I think I’m entitled to have a wondering/wandering mind at this time of night, lol. So, why is it always: That you just served the last of …

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Jun 21

One of those days following on from one of those days……

Its Day 21 of 30 blog posts in 30 days challenge and its been one of those days. You know the ones, where one thing after another keeps happening, just building on top of the last disaster/issue/event/happening.  Yep, one of those. And it was on top of similar things that happened each on Saturday and …

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