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  • Re imagining Library Marketing and Engagement – Six Insights

    Monday, 14th June 2021

    Marketing is pretty much common sense. It has enduring values and ideas. Occasionally these are given a change of vocabulary, particularly when new consultancies come on the scene to re-imagine its key concepts. Having something worth telling your users about, a pretty clear message about the value they will receive from engaging with...

  • Develop Your Understanding of Library Leadership During Uncertain Times

    Tuesday, 20th April 2021

    The publication of Bold Minds: Library leadership in a time of disruption is a timely work; it offers new insights into leadership during our changing times. Why do we need yet another book on library management?... you might wonder…and how is this one different? Is it worth reading? We think so and we hope that you do too! 

    When Leo...

  • An Author’s Experience of Preparing an Index: A Case Study

    Tuesday, 30th March 2021

    I have recently had the very great pleasure of publishing with Facet – my professional text, The Academic Teaching Librarian’s Handbook, was finally published in January 2021 after a two-year period of hard work, one repetitive strain injury, and of course the COVID-related upheaval that complicated the final months of the project. Those...

  • The Distanced Researcher: How Visual Methods Can Support Our Work in the New Covid World

    Wednesday, 17th March 2021

    In our latest blog post, Jenaya Webb and Shailoo Bedi consider the current Covid landscape and how researchers are turning to visual research methods (VRM) as a valuable tool for exploring social phenomena – at a distance.

    Like many researchers, we are currently thinking about what our research practice looks like in the context of...

  • Reflections on the Libraries' Responses to Coronavirus, Resource Discovery and the Future

    Tuesday, 8th December 2020

    The events of recent months have had a huge effect on people’s lives across the whole world. In my workplace, physical library services have stopped completely, with no readers and no staff permitted to access buildings. The fundamental purpose of a library is to provide information to its patrons, and giving up the physical space and...

  • The Mapping and Re Mapping of Information Landscapes

    Monday, 7th December 2020

    When it was decided last year that my book, Mapping Information Landscapes, was to be published in spring 2020, who knew that this would be a time of such dramatic disruption. Leaving aside (essential) debate about the rights and wrongs of measures taken, it is clear that COVID-19 has caused a profound, immediate re-drawing of boundaries...