Top 5 things Millennials hate!

1. Sweeping generalisations of an entire age group based on poor scholarship. (see: digital natives) 2. Judgmental articles blaming Millennials for problems created by earlier generations. 3.¬†Criticism of Millennials asking for (legal) fair pay and hours. 4. Being labelled as a selfish and apathetic generation when actually being engaged with global social issues. 5. BeingContinue reading “Top 5 things Millennials hate!”

Pushing back and branching out

I’ve just finished reading an editorial by Wendi Arant-Kasper and Wyoma vanDuinkerken from Texas A&M University from the Journal of Academic Librarianship called “Other duties as assigned: internal consultants in academic libraries”. (DOI: 10.1016/j.acalib.2013.10.015) and it got me thinking about something that has been bugging me on and off for the past few months. LibrariansContinue reading “Pushing back and branching out”

So what does a UX Librarian do anyway?

I’ve been in my new job as UX Librarian at Cambridge Judge Business School Information and Library Services for just over two months now so I thought it was high time I wrote about what I actually do. The TL;DR version: lots! I first heard about the UX job when Andy Priestner blogged about it,Continue reading “So what does a UX Librarian do anyway?”

Innovating, inspiring, creating and disrupting: a report on the i2c2

On 5th March 2014, I headed up to Manchester with my lovely boss Andy to attend i2c2, a conference themed around Innovation, Inspiration and Creativity (‘conference’ is the second C) with the aim to use positive disruption to improve libraries. I am very fortunate to work where I do because I have been in librariesContinue reading “Innovating, inspiring, creating and disrupting: a report on the i2c2”

Librarians on film (and TV)

Star Wars librarian, Jocasta Nu So, Obi-Wan Kenobi does what all good Jedi should do and goes to his local library to find some information from a hopefully helpful librarian. Unfortunately he meets Jocasta Nu. Seriously Jocasta, that’s your reference interview technique? Can’t you sit ¬†Obi-Wan down in front of your futuristic OPAC or accessContinue reading “Librarians on film (and TV)”

Where’s your librarian bun?

So I’ve been wanting to write about the image of librarians for some time and as today is International Hug a Librarian Day, I thought…heck…why not write that post today? Also, the recent Slate photo essay “controversy” made me want to talk about this topic even more. In case you don’t know what I’m referringContinue reading “Where’s your librarian bun?”

Mini update

Apologies for my blog being a bit dormant since November 2013. The main reason for this is that I have a new job! Since early January, I have been the User Experience Librarian at the Cambridge Judge Business School which is all exciting and new. I will blog about my role and what sort ofContinue reading “Mini update”

CILIP membership – update

I feel I should be honest with you as my readers. Since my shockingly popular post on the CILIP 2014 hustings and the topic of membership fees, I have actually joined CILIP as an associate member. My reason? I was asked by a colleague if I would be interested in being the Research Sector RepresentativeContinue reading “CILIP membership – update”