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Interview with the Librarian – Volume 15

In Volume 15 we speak with Beth Hewitt from Falmer Library, University of Brighton.

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Word of the Week

Chrestomathy
A collection of selected literary passages (usually from a single author); a selection of literary passages from a foreign language assembled for studying the language; or a text in various languages, used especially as an aid in learning a subject.

The Interview

What’s your role in the library?
Information Adviser at Falmer Library, University of Brighton.… Keep Reading

Interview with the Librarian – Volume 14

In Volume 14 we speak with Karen Fraser from Shetland Library.

Word of the Week

Highfalutin
Used seamlessly by Karen in her answers, and a word I will certainly be using as soon as an opportunity presents itself. Highfalutin is used to describe speeches, literature or titles that are unnecessarily flowery or pretentious.

The Interview

What’s your role in the library?
I’m the ‘Executive Manager’ — embarrassingly highfalutin job title. Some folk still refer to me as ‘Chief Librarian’ which I … Keep Reading

Interview with the Librarian – Volume 13

In Volume 13 we speak with Hannah Wise from the University of Surrey.

Word of the Week

Pulchritudinous
I’ll help you out with the pronunciation, ‘pul-kruh-TOO-di-nuhs.’ 
Not really a word you can guess the meaning of, it is used exclusively to describe people of great physical beauty. How you go about delivering this compliment in casual conversation is another matter…

The Interview

What’s your role in the library?
Information Resources Advisor — making sure all our online content works.

Favourite book?Keep Reading

Interview with the Librarian – Volume 12

In Volume 12 we speak with Kate Devaney from the University of Reading.

Word of the Week

Avatar — derives from a Sanskrit word meaning “descent,” and when it first appeared in English in the late 18th century, it referred to the descent of a deity to the earth. In the age of technology, Avatar has developed another sense — it can now be used for the image that a person chooses as his or her “embodiment” in an electronic medium.… Keep Reading

Interview with the Librarian – Volume 11

In Volume 11 we speak with Emily Watkins from Plymouth College of Art.

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Word of the Week

Char — Colloquial English word for ‘tea’ derived from the original Cantonese word 茶 phonetically pronounced ‘cha’.

The Interview

Job title?
I am the academic librarian at Plymouth College of Art (also the chief biscuit eater).

Favourite book?
What kind of question is that for a librarian?! Anything Keep Reading

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