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Jun 04

Blog every day of June – Helping library students – Tue 3 June

I love helping out the next generation of library staff.  These are people who are currently undertaking library studies at either TAFE or University, who approach us as they are doing a case study on our library. We have quite a bit of information already available on our website, but they are usually seeking the …

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Feb 10

VALA2014 – Concurrent Session 13 – Engaging Culture

Engaging exclusion: what’s next for Australia’s digital future – Brendan Fitzgerald – Infoxchange Infoxchange is 25 years old and have staff of 80 in Melbourne, Brisbane and Wellington. Work with other organisations for IT needs. Technology for social justice. Through digital inclusion they work one on one clients. Objectives are to increase digital inclusion, raise …

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Mar 29

Broadband and Libraries – 2011 Unconference

I was fortunate enough to attend Yarra Plenty Regional Library Service’s 3rd Unconference, held on Friday 18th March, being one of a few who has attended all three. This time was a bit different, in that we began the day with short presentations on Broadband related themes.  So here’s my notes from those presentations and …

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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 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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Jun 20

The Public

Its Day 20 of 30 blog posts in 30 days challenge and today I can sum up your average day in a public library with this Unshelved cartoon. We serve a fantastic supportive community and the majority of the people are wonderful, its just the few……..

Jun 19

Those special little moments

Its Day 19 of 30 blog posts in 30 days challenge and today’s post is inspired by a special moment that happened on our drive home today. I was just driving down our street with the kids, when I noticed a crow taking a bath in a deep mud puddle. He had his feathers fully …

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Jun 16

It’s going down at the library……

A little light-hearted fun to herald Day 16 and the 2nd half of 30 blog posts in 30 days challenge. I will be interested to hear your responses to it. Did you enjoy it, did you think it was appropriate/inappropriate for a library setting and why? With thanks to Stephen Abram for the link.

Jun 15

Blog news

Its Day 15 of the 30 blog posts in 30 days challenge, the halfway point and I’m very tired after working the late shift. So instead of trying to come up with something deep and meaningful, when the only thing I am really interested in is my pillow, I’ll mention a couple of things that …

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