You don’t organise online live Twitter discussions almost every month for ten years without learning something about how to run a small group of volunteers effectively.  Since practical know-how and experience are hard-won and often harder still to come by, …

Lessons learned: reflections on 10 years of community building Read more »

Now be honest, not all library subject pages have undergone enough work to warrant an academic journal article on how they were made to be as useful and functional as they now are, but ours have. If you have been …

“A flexible in-house system for guidance and resource discovery” or why you should love your new subject pages Read more »

The University of Portsmouth Library is now contributing to the Jisc Library Hub Discover (not to be confused with the Library’s Discovery Service, which is available through our website and finds information across many of our printed and electronic resources). …

The University Library joins Jisc Library Hub Discover Read more »

We are delighted to present a guest blog from our most recent work experience student to the University Library, Tara Bell.  Here’s how she found Library life, in her own words. During the summer, I planned a week of work …

Tara’s post: My week of work experience Read more »

This week, we are pleased to present something a little different – a post offered to us by David Mizne from the award winning 15Five blog on methods for working continually towards continuous performance management… continuously.  I’m pretty sure there …

Moving towards continuous performance management Read more »

I wish I could think of a witty punchline, but I can’t so I’m going to share some highlights of the ARCLIB, Architecture Librarians Conference which I attended, recently, at De Montfort University in Leicester. The conference began with an …

What do librarians do in the summer? Read more »

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 …

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

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.  …

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