Category: blog june

Blog every day of June – Great website advice – Mon 9 June

Its always interesting to read the stories, experiences and advice of library web specialists, but never more so than when you are faced with a website redesign. As this is where we are, at present, David Lee King’s recent series of blog posts entitled “Developing an Online First Mentality” is very timely. So rather than …

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Blog every day of June – Delicacy of online communications – Sun 8 June

We have an online form for people to contact us and people use it for a lot of things – asking questions about collections, querying their membership, info about events and so much more. The query comes through to us as an email and we usually respond to the user with an email (if they …

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Blog every day of June – Giving back to the profession – Sat 7 June

I love my job and I love my profession. So how can I give back to something that has given so much to me? Well this blog is one way.  I can share my experiences, learning, training and more with anyone who cares to seek it out. (and thanks to all of you that do). …

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Blog every day of June – Best thing about working in libraries – Fri 6 June

There are many wonderful things about working in libraries: the great jobs we have to do the wonderful people we do those jobs for – our library users the toys we get to play with the people we met the great titles we come across to read, listen to, watch etc. and so much more …

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Blog every day of June – Sometimes days surprise you – Thu 5 June

Today was full of little surprises…. I had a meeting at a new library today. The surprise there was that it was even more awesome than I expected. An added bonus was catching up with colleagues from another library service I hadn’t seen in while and being able to bring back some great ideas to …

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Blog every day of June – Evolving spaces: Makerspaces

Today I attended this great seminar at the State Library of Victoria.  Here are my notes. Jo Watson – State Library of Victoria Spoke on her recent study tour. Makerspaces are about sharing materials, learning new skills, community partnerships and more. Libraries have been involved in creative purposes for a long time, the difference is …

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Blog every day of June – Changing face of the reference collection – Mon 2nd June

As we head into the end of the financial year, I have been finalising the titles that we wish to get on standing order for our print reference collection for the next financial year.  I have been with this library service for many years, but even in the last 15, its amazing how much this …

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Blog Every Day of June – Library website – Sun 1 June 2014

We are looking at moving our entire library website onto our discovery layer.  This is going to be a big job and will be a lot more work than what our current website takes, so why? Because: Our users don’t recognise and/or care that we have two distinct sites – the website and the catalogue …

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Blog June 2013 – Day 30 – Challenges ahead

This is the last day of the Blog June 2013 and there were a few times I didn’t think I’d be able to post librarian-related content every day, but I managed.  Fortunately we work in a profession which brings us new challenges almost daily. So now this challenge is complete, what next! I need to …

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Blog June 2013 – Day 29 – Victorian Public Libraries 2030

As one of the Statewide Projects this financial year, the State Library of Victoria and Public Libraries Victoria Network collaborated to answer the question of what a public library is now and will be in 2012. The Victorian Public Libraries 2030 Strategic Framework is the result and has been launched now – it is well …

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