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End of Term Reflections

The last term of the year has finally come to an end, the students have finished their exams and the library is empty – literally empty. All the books have either been removed or covered with plastic sheeting, the furniture … Continue reading

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Catching up with my blogging: some recent highlights!

I feel that I have been neglecting my blogging a bit lately, but this has not been for lack of interesting things to report! Some of the highlights from the past couple of months include:             —A trip to Oxford with the … Continue reading

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The Importance of Information Literacy Training

Last week at work, a student came to me for help with her dissertation bibliography. She wanted to know the correct format for her references, so I told her that this would depend on what referencing system she was using … Continue reading

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Work-shadowing Adventures

This week I had the opportunity to do some work-shadowing at not one, but two libraries following the kind invitations of two of my fellow trainees. Shadowing at the Classical Faculty Library On Thursday morning, I made my way to the Classical Faculty … Continue reading

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Two Library Visits

During the last couple of weeks I’ve been on visits to two very different but equally interesting libraries – the Scott Polar Research Institute library and the library at Anglia Ruskin University. The Librarian at the Scott Polar Research Institute … Continue reading

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Library Day in the Life Project: Day 5

Day 5: Friday Today has been my favourite day of the week so far because I had the job of updating the CATALOG website, which is a website that is jointly maintained by the library trainees in Cambridge. I find … Continue reading

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Library Day in the Life Project: Day 4

Day 4: Thursday Did all the usual morning tasks when I got in and then I worked on my minutes until around 11am. After that I went downstairs to cover the main office while the Assistant Librarian attended a staff … Continue reading

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Library Day in the Life Project: Day 3

Day 3: Wednesday Today was the Assistant Librarian’s day off so it was my job to man the main office all day. I arrived at work at around 9am as usual and opened up the office and then I walked … Continue reading

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Library Day in the Life Project: Day 2

Day 2: Tuesday Not too many students in the library this morning so I continued checking my reading list and I had another quick glance through the papers for the Library Committee to refresh my memory. The Committee meeting was … Continue reading

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Library Day in the Life Project

This week I will be taking part in the Library Day in the Life Project which aims to encourage awareness of the many different roles that librarians can play within their various institutions. The project will also offer a useful insight … Continue reading

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