Category: Librarianship

News and comment on the world of librarianship.

Library Penguin named among Jisc Top Ten Social Media Superstars 2017!

There was much excitement in the Library this week when Jisc named their Top Ten Social Media Superstars of 2017 in the Times Higher Education magazine, as our very own Pablo the Library Penguin made the list! The competition celebrates

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Do teaspoons leave staff rooms to live somewhere better or just to spite us?

Anyone who has worked will find that teaspoons are always in short supply.  This is counter-intuitive, since they are purchased one day and then later no-one has a teaspoon to their name and there are none in the communal drawer. 

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Getting blue tick verified: a librarian’s guide to pleasing the little blue bird

After recently becoming one of the few UK university libraries to obtain Twitter blue tick account verification, I wanted to share our insights and experience with other libraries who may want to pursue verification of their own institutional library accounts.

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Up there in blue and white: @UoPlibrary receives blue tick verification on Twitter

Some of us harbour secret, furtive aspirations to answer more of your questions via Twitter.  We imagine many of you sitting with Twitter on your phone, just waiting to ask us library things, and given how many other businesses engage

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CILIP present “Working with Ministers”

The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP SE in Hants & Wight regional sub-branch) invite you to an evening talk “Working with Ministers”, a light-hearted look at the work of Government ministers. Rescheduled from Thursday evening last November,

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Customer Service Excellence

You may have noticed the new purple CSE logo that recently appear on the Library homepage.  This celebrates the Library, alongside Sports & Recreation, obtaining the coveted Customer Service Excellence Award.  We are now working hard to further improve our services

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Once we popped, we couldn’t stop!

Here in the Enquiries team we answer a lot of questions about referencing via email and online chat, but we don’t always get that many in person, from students visiting us at the Support Services Desk. We wondered if that was

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Tips for academic writing

After publishing a case study article in a peer-reviewed journal, one librarian shares the lessons he learned about successful academic writing.  Happily the advice works for everything from undergraduate assignments to academic journal articles, so there is something of potential

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Free access to a special issue of the Journal of Archival Organization

Taylor & Francis are offering free access for one year, until 31 October 2017, to a special issue of the journal Journal of Archival Organization: “Pondering provenance: a special (re)issue”.   If you use, manage or just have an interest in the

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