Category Archive: branches

Jun 18

My relief librarian experience thus far

Most of my full-time job at present has me working as relief librarian, which means I work at whichever library I am assigned, to cover a staff member absent due to training, meetings, leave etc.  I know what shifts I will be doing and where the week before, but that doesn’t stop them from changing …

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Dec 04

A library flood – one week on

As promised, here is the update.  Its quick.  Check out the previous blog post for the details of what happened, and for Monique (Branch Managers) update in the comments. The cleaners did a great job and the carpet was dry and library staff were able to put all the shelving back to its normal places …

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Nov 27

A library flooding experience

It could have been a lot worse, but with so many people expressing their empathy, I thought I would take the time to blog the story of my library being flooded.  I will blog later about the implications further down the track. Yesterday in Melbourne (Thursday 26th November), a severe thunderstorm came through, causing widespread …

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Dec 02

Anatomy of recarpeting a library

Last week, our biggest library was recarpeted and repainted and I was part of the moving team.  Narre Warren Library is a 1300 sq mt building, comprising the library, a meeting room, family history space, local history archive, workroom, staffroom, foyer and amenities – the majority of which had to be emptied to allow the …

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Apr 25

Reflecting on what’s happening

Today is Anzac Day, a public holiday in Australia to commemorate the men and women who fought and those who died for our country in armed conflicts around the world. Its a time of reflection, of thankfulness and of gratefulness and I truly am grateful for what those men and women gave – not only …

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Apr 20

PLCMC 3 – Study Tour 2007

Second day at the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenberg County. Today Helen introduced me to Charles Brown, PLCMC’s Director. That was an honour and a privilege to enjoy our short chat together about our respective parts of the world. Helen then took me to their CheckIt Outlet, a small shopfront library at the other …

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