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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 […]

Flybraries

  What is a Flybrary, you ask? EasyJet, a British-based airline, recently introduced the idea of “Flying Libraries” this past summer, as a way to encourage young passengers to read while on-board. The launch followed a survey of 2,000 parents who felt their children read less than they did when they were. It is an […]

The NLS8 Experience

Over the weekend of June 23-25 I was lucky enough to be able to attend the ALIA New Librarians’ Symposium 8 in Canberra. It was not only a great opportunity to attend workshops and sessions to build my knowledge on all things library related, but also to network and build connections with other new and […]

Go for Hope International- Volunteering Abroad

Today’s post comes to us from Cate Carlyle, the Curriculum Resource Centre Coordinator, from Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. We applaud her adventures and sharing this wonderful piece with us of her experience volunteering abroad. Go for Hope International is a nonprofit organization supporting the development of children’s libraries in Nicaragua. […]

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