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Interview with the Librarian – Volume 17

In Volume 17 we speak with Sierra Jones-Martel from North Grenville Public Library.

You can find them on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NGPLibrary

Word of the Week

Quarantine
Originally derived from the Latin quadraginta / forty in reference to Jesus’s 40 days in the desert. It was later adopted in Venice as quarantina giorni to denote the length of time which ships suspected of carrying the plague were kept in isolation. Elsewhere it was used to signify the 40 days that widows were allowed … Keep Reading

Interview with the Librarian – Volume 16

In Volume 16 we speak with Jacqueline Knee from West Dean College.

Follow West Dean College on Twitter: https://twitter.com/westdeancollege

Word of the Week

Elysian
Using my Ancient History degree here… the word stems from Elysium which was an afterlife concept held by some sects in Ancient Greece. Elysium was a paradise, so expectedly, Elysian means delightful or blissful. You may remember the Elysian Fields appearing in Gladiator!

The Interview

What’s your role in the library?
I’m the assistant librarian, with a … Keep Reading

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

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