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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

Archive Flashbacks - Week Two

Welcome to the second week of Archive Flashbacks! This week we bring you a film review from renowned magazine Sight & Sound, a selection of poems from the very first issue of PN Review and a contentious article from BBC Wildlife Magazine.

Sight & Sound — March 2019

In the Groove for Love

Check out Barry Jenkins’s new film “If Beale Street Could Talk”, the first English-language feature adaptation of a James Baldwin novel, telling the tale of a young black … Keep Reading

Interview with the Librarian – Volume 6

In Volume Six of IwtL (not so catchy), we have the pleasure of speaking with Alex Wheeler of Manchester Metropolitan University.

Trivia

Last week’s question — What is the smallest book in the world?

Well, my clue last week somewhat misleading… I thought it was Old King Cole, but it turns out there is always a smaller book! Teeny Ted from Turnip Town is the smallest book in the world. Created by Nano Imaging Laboratory of Simon Fraser University, its … Keep Reading

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