Category: Librarianship

News and comment on the world of librarianship.

The University Library joins Jisc Library Hub Discover

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).

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Tara’s post: My week of work experience

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

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Moving towards continuous performance management

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

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Rethinking referencing for the modern age

Part of the duty of a librarian is to reflect critically on what we do in education and as an information society as a whole and question whether everything we do is still fit for purpose, and suggest what new

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What do librarians do in the summer?

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

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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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