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Asia’s first short story dispenser arrives at Hong Kong Baptist University Library!

Today’s post comes to us from Maggie Wong and Chris Chan, librarians at the Hong Kong Baptist University Library. It’s an exciting read about an innovative product they have introduced their patrons to and is quite interesting. We hope you enjoy! This past August, Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) Library launched Asia’s first story dispenser. […]

Poetry Month and QR Codes – Do they have anything in common?

Today’s post comes to us from Anita Vandenberghe, Information Specialist at the Goodfellow Centre at Saint Kentigern College, in Auckland, New Zealand. We love her initiative and use of technology to bring poetry to her students for National Poetry month!  Poetry is not something most of our students are passionate about, especially not if they have to read […]

Professional Development in many Ways

Today’s postcard comes to us from Leon Djogbenou, a librarian working for the Library of French Institute in Cotonou, Benin (West Africa). We hope you will enjoy his journey to expand his professional development activities! As librarian from a French speaking country, not having a good command of English language has been for me, for quite a long […]

Banning ‘dangerous’ books?

With Banned Books Week occurring Sept 24-30, it got me thinking about how we’ve dealt with particular books in my workplaces. When I worked in high school libraries we were faced with a perplexing dilemma – what do we do with books when the authors suddenly become criminals or are found to be immoral people? […]

Postcard: Use Your Wall Space

Today’s postcard comes to us from Leni Matthews, a User Experience Librarian at the University of Texas at Arlington in Arlington, Texas, USA, who uses info walls to help visualize projects and expand thinking. We love this idea (and her thoughts of using the ceiling as well). You have probably seen pictures like these thousands of […]

Libraries and the Repair Movement

The ILN has recently discussed technological obsolescence and how this ties in with digital preservation. Another vein of this discussion is that of planned obsolescence. Planned obsolescence is where companies build-in a limited lifespan for their products. There is an excellent documentary on this topic called ‘The Light-bulb Conspiracy‘. While this documentary looks at many […]

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