Libraries, the universe and everything

And now for something completely different…

This week I’ve had two new experiences, all in the name of networking – never let anyone tell you librarians don’t like to try new things! I must admit that neither manuscript illumination nor stand-up-paddleboarding were activities I’d previously thought of as options for professional networking, but I had lots of fun trying them both in company with some great groups of people. Continue reading

Start spreading the news…
June 7, 2012, 14:52
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A couple of weeks ago I received some rather exciting news. My husband’s company have decided to send him to New York to set up a branch of their operations there, and I’ll be going with him. Continue reading

May 2, 2012, 12:08
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Nothing to do with libraries this time, but something which is probably even more important – good manners. I seem to be noticing people being rude a lot more than I used to. Nothing and no one specific, just selfish behaviour manifesting itself in a wide variety of ways: people failing to acknowledge others moving out of their way, barging past like they own the world, drivers beeping at cyclists for no discernible reason, cyclists shouting at each other, everyone absorbed in their pet gadget and oblivious to the world around them. And I’m ashamed to admit that often I find myself being rude back: glaring at perceived offenders, speaking out or muttering under my breath. None of this is good. Continue reading

May 3, 2011, 22:01
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I’m not sure if it’s all the good weather we’ve been having lately, or a lingering bank holiday feeling, but I really can’t work up enough enthusiasm to blog about anything serious. I’m also conscious that I chose the name for this blog with a view to posting about things other than libraries once in a while, so now seems like a pretty good time for my first non-library-related piece. Continue reading

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