Category: library service

Spontaneity

I am not a very spontaneous person generally. Although I’ll often get it in my head to add one more thing to the list that I have to do, because I can do it in time. But I am spontaneous on the odd occasion and I discovered there is reason to be so, ‘cos its …

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Community ownership

This morning I got a call from my mum, saying she had seen on the news that there had been a fire at my kids’ school. A bit of quick research on my part and we discovered that overnight, a fire had severely damaged the new gym. The gym has taken 18 months to build, …

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Emerging Technology Forum 2011 Geelong

I was fortunate to be able to attend the 3rd annual Emerging Technology Forum 2011 in Geelong, which is a collaboration between Deakin University, Geelong Regional Libraries and the Gordon Institute of TAFE on Tuesday 17th May. A long way to go, but well worth the travel. Stephen Abram – The future: Frankenbooks, social collaboration …

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Libraries after the iPad and Top Technology Trends

I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the very popular (and long waiting listed) event presented by VALA , the State Library of Victoria and the Public Libraries Victoria Network. Here’s my notes from the afternoon seminar. Libraries after the iPad – Christine McKenzie – YPRL Our world is changing fast, so fast …

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Library Day in the Life – Round 5

Today, Monday 26th July, 2010 was Round 5 in the Library Day in the Life, where librarians around the globe write about what they did. Its a snapshot in the working life of librarians and builds an amazing picture of the wider ranging work that librarian’s do. So anyway, here’s my contribution to the big …

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Insight into Victorian Public Library Experience with Downloadables

Its Day 11 of the 30 blog posts in 30 days challenge and as promised, here’s my notes from yesterday’s seminar. Insight into Victorian Public Library Experience with Downloadables – Thursday 10th June 2010 101m-4pm Kenneth Harris – Port Phillip Library They have recently implemented Wave Sound eaudio downloads. Not many choices in terms of …

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Library Day in the Life 2010

Today, 25th January, was Round 4 of the Library Day in the Life Project. The aim of the project is for librarian’s to document what they do in a day, for others to discover.  So here’s mine. To give context, I am an Information Librarian working for the Casey-Cardinia Library Corporation – a public library …

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Lesson learned from a supermarket

My local supermarket has just added an extension to its store and done some renovations to the rest of the store.  One of those renovations was to change the express checkout area, increasing it from 2 to 4 checkouts.  However, with the increase, came a change in how they were accessed.  The new system required …

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ALIA Dreaming 08 – Fri AM 2nd Plenary – Alan Smith

Re-imagining library services: a new collaborative vision by Alan Smith – NSLA NSLA comprises the Australian state, territory, national libraries and the national library of New Zealand. They are working to build the next stage of libraries for our users. The 4 key points and 10 projects are making way and getting librarians out of …

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ALIA Dreaming 08 – Thur PM Concurrent Session – Jack L Goodman

We would if we could but its not in the Budget… success stories in third-party funding for public library programs – Jack L Goodman Tutoring Australasia Why public libraries need partnerships- maintaining relevance requires innovation, which needs resources – which means money. Public libraries have many users, tight budgets, have little state support and no …

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