Libraries, the universe and everything


A Janus moment
January 22, 2016, 12:28
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In preparing my 2015 CPD list and statement for revalidation I’ve been looking back over my professional goals for 2015, and am pleased to note that I didn’t actually do too badly at achieving them. (I also managed to log over 120 hours of CPD activities, and I’m quite sure that isn’t actually the full total – no wonder I never seem to have any free time!) Continue reading

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CPD 2013
February 1, 2014, 18:29
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I’ve just been adding my 2013 CPD activities to my portfolio space on the CILIP VLE, and I was pleased to note that I racked up 37 hours. This doesn’t take into account a couple of events which I didn’t write up and don’t remember enough about now; at least 4 hours reading ILIG Focus and 12 hours reading Update, which I didn’t log (though I may this year); plus easily another 20+ hours (also not logged) of SLA committee meetings and associated tasks – and I thought it had been a fairly quiet year on the CPD front! Continue reading



First month at the Morgan
October 21, 2013, 01:12
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I have been in my new volunteer job for a little over a month now, and this seems like a good time for some reflection on how things are going so far. Regular readers may recall that I visited the Morgan Library back in June, and was completely blown away by the small part of the collection that was on display. T wondered if they had a volunteer programme that I could apply to, and I was delighted to discover that not only do they welcome qualified volunteers but that they were actually looking for someone to work in the reading room.

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Mr Morgan’s Library
June 11, 2013, 22:42
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Leaves from the big apple

Shortly after arriving at the Morgan Library I was vexed by two not-particularly-helpful questions – why had it taken me so long to get around to visiting, and why was there no queue to get in? Free entry beginning at 7pm on a Friday is perhaps their strategy for keeping the crowds down, but everyone elses’ loss was very much our gain, and we enjoyed looking around with comparatively few other visitors getting in the way.

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