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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.

This is the first week of a new set of questions! Get involved by emailing institutions@exacteditions.com

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

Interview with the Librarian – Volume 9

In Volume 9 we speak with Donna Gundry from Plymouth College of Art.

What am I reading?

I’m a big fan of Japanese literature and wholly recommend reading The Nakano Thrift Shop by Hiromi Kawakami. It’s a quiet book that is wonderful in its minimalism and descriptions of daily life. Like reality, the characters are subtle and keep parts of themselves hidden. Kawakami is a master of capturing the ordinary.

The Interview

Job title?
Head of Library Service

What’s the Keep Reading

Interview with the Librarian – Volume 8

This week we spoke with Romany Manuell from Monash University.

What am I reading?

I’ve been reading Tony Juniper’s book What has Nature Ever Done for Us? This offers a great starting point for understanding how the natural world and our economy are intertwined and identifies the need for change.

The Interview

Job title?
Subject Librarian for Art, Design and Architecture

What’s the best part of your job?
The weird and wonderful queries! E.g. What’s the best material for an Keep Reading

Interview with the Librarian – Volume 7

In today’s post, we speak to Philippa Rose, librarian at The King’s School, Canterbury.

Before we start, we usually have some trivia, but I’ve decided to swap this out for a new idea which I think it more library appropriate!

What am I reading?

This week I’m reading The Wind-up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami. One of my favourite authors, Murakami leads you through a dreamlike story of coincidence and hidden meaning as Toru Okada searches for his lost cat. … Keep Reading

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