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Libraries and 2030 Agenda: key partners for development

Today’s post comes to us from Sandra Dias, one of our dedicated volunteers: Portugal First National Meeting of Public Libraries for 2030 Agenda The United Nation’s 2030 Agenda defines as a commitment for sustainable development 17 new universal goals that can be deployed in concrete projects to be developed by libraries. The International Federation of […]

Presenting at your first conference

This year, I fulfilled one of my professional development goals – to present at my first conference. In fact, I presented three different things at the conference! A poster, a workshop and a last minute short talk to cover someone who had to cancel. From this experience, I wanted to share some advice for new […]

My Library Hero: Mary Thomas

Today’s post was a late addition to the My Library Hero discussion topic we featured during our last round. It comes to us from  Franky Ip, a recent graduate of MSc (Information Management) programme jointly offered by the School of Professional and Continuing Education of the University of Hong Kong and the Charles Sturt University. […]

Specialised vs Generalised

What is better – specialisation or general skills? As a new librarian,this is a question I have recently been asking myself. The benefits of specialisation, say as a law librarian or children’s librarian, are quite clear. You can become an expert in that field. You can build on your knowledge over many years, becoming very […]

Postcard: Little free libraries in Paihia

Today’s postcard comes to us from Anita Vandenberghe, Information Specialist at the Goodfellow Centre. Thanks Anita! Paihia is a little village in the Bay Of Islands – situated on the northern end of the North Island – and I spotted this little free library right on the waterfront. Paihia is a busy tourist attraction and it has […]

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