Tag: community

Feb 07

VALA2014 – Matt Finch – The Book of the World: crossing boundaries in culture and outreach

http://matthewfinch.me. Was impressed by librarians response after Christchurchs quake. Librarians were engagin in the community. Library activities for children and young people don’t have to cost the earth and as libraries become hubs for all kinds of exciting media activity and they needn’t always be bookish either. (quote from a forthcoming book) Zombie event they …

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Jun 03

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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Jun 02


Hi, Day 2, hope you have survived Day 1 of Blog Every Day of June. If you’re interested, you’ll be able to check out a daily summary of what’s been talked about on various participants blogs at Libraries Interact. I was inspired for this post by a video compiled by Kathryn Greenhill of Librarians Matter. …

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May 30

Personal ethics in the library

Morgan at Exploded Library got me thinking about this more fully with his recent blog post “Living with myself as a law librarian“. He pondered his dilemma – “what happens if I am indirectly helping a client do things which conflict with my personal values?” He also ponders whether “these questions are a lot easier …

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