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 …

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

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, …

CILIP present “Working with Ministers” Read more »

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 …

Tips for academic writing Read more »

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 …

Free access to a special issue of the Journal of Archival Organization Read more »

Every librarian has watched perspiring students attempt to collect and carry teetering piles of books about the library, occasionally overreaching for a book just too far away and sending the tower of intended reading calamitously tumbling down.  Offering baskets and/or trolley baskets …

Advice to libraries thinking of introducing book baskets Read more »

We recently published a peer-reviewed journal article (a free version is available from the University of Portsmouth Research Portal) about the arrival of Pablo the penguin (who tweets as @uoppenguin).  Some of you might be wondering about the origins of Pablo the penguin …

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The Vice Chancellor officially opened the Library Book Nook today, commenting that it was important both in itself and as a testament to the commitment of the Library both to supporting the rounded development of our clients and encouraging a balanced approach to …

Vice Chancellor officially opens the Library Book Nook Read more »