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Interview with the Librarian – Volume 15

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

Follow Falmer Library on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FalmerLib

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

Archive Flashbacks : TLS

Welcome to the seventh Archive Flashback post! We have decided to slightly change the format of this blog series to focus on some of our individual titles. This week we bring you a glimpse into the extensive digital archive of The Times Literary Supplement. 

The TLS has been a highly acclaimed journal for decades, originally published in 1902 as a supplement to The Times. The serial then went on to form its own publication in 1914, publishing some of the … Keep Reading

Our Favourite Libraries on Twitter

The library community on Twitter is a weird and wonderful part of the internet. Social media provides a great platform for libraries to show-off books, maps, origami skills, gif game, animal mascots, plants, architecture, the weather, and well, pretty much anything. It’s a brilliant way to increase engagement and alter public perception of libraries. By building their online presence, libraries are showing everyone that they are important pillars of our local, national and worldwide communities.

In a bit of a … 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

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