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Creating engaging images for social media

At our most recent social media group meeting, we talked about how we can better utilise images on all of our social media channels. Last year it was arranged for a photographer to come to the library and take a range of professional shots of the library, the people using it and the staff. Since […]

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Social media meeting and meeting management

Following the departure of a colleague, I took on the role of chairing our library service’s social media group (I volunteered, no-one else did!). I fulfilled a similar role in my previous place of employment where we went on to launch a Twitter account and looked at other social media. As a result of being […]

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The Mirror backs Voices for the Library

I was really pleased to discover over the week-end that the Mirror has publicly backed Voices for the Library¬†(VftL). Pleased not only because it endorses all the work that we (both current and former VftL-ers) have put into the organisation since we got it up and running in 2010, but also because things are, sadly, […]

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The Campaign for Freedom of Information

I am a big supporter of Freedom of Information and believe very strongly in the importance of transparency at the heart of government. For this reason, I have grown increasingly interested in the Freedom of Information Act, how it can be utilised, its limitation and its importance within a functioning democratic society. It is particularly […]

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Summary of happenings...

Not written much here lately a been very busy with various things. So I’ll update with a quick summary of stuff I have done lately: Ran literature workshops in November which were well received. Collected feedback using Google Forms. Will be running more in the New Year – tweaked slightly as a result of feedback […]

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Literature searching workshops

With the hectic induction period firmly behind me, I have been looking at how I can support students in their studies. One of the things I have been keen to do, is to run additional workshops through the year on literature searching. I tend to feel that the induction period is not the best time […]

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Cause, effect and impostor syndrome...

Last week was a bit of a mixed week. So far, I’ve been pretty pleased with the inductions I have been delivering. The sessions themselves have gone reasonably well, but I’ve also identified areas for improvement and have some ideas as to how I would like to do things differently next year (for example, I’m […]

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The first round of library inductions...

  This is my first run of preparing and delivering library inductions, both at my current employer and overall. I’ve previously helped with the delivery of induction sessions in the past, but never had to actually see one through from planning to delivery. So the experience is certainly a new one. Overall I’ve quite enjoyed […]

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Exploiting user internet behaviours using social media

As noted in my previous post on the NAG conference, this was the first time I had been invited to run a workshop at a conference. I have delivered several presentations in the past, but never a workshop. Consequently, I was a little unsure how to approach this, particularly as it was a workshop on […]

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The NAG Conference, 3rd-4th September

Last week I attended the NAG conference (National Acquisitions Group) in York. This is the first such conference I have attended since taking on my first professional post earlier this year. But I wasn’t just there as a delegate, I had very kindly been invited to run two workshops on social media, one on each […]

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