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Q&A: Organising hard and paperbacks in the home.

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Oct 212015
 
Q&A: Organising hard and paperbacks in the home.

Question:  Home Design: What is the best way to organize books if I don’t have a bookshelf? I don’t have money to invest in a bookshelf, but would like to better organize my books! I have perhaps 3 bookshelf worth of books, and would like to be able to browse them. You could always box […]

Q&A Why would anyone want to work as a librarian?

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Oct 112015
 
Q&A Why would anyone want to work as a librarian?

Question: Why would anyone want to work as a librarian? I worked as a librarian for many years, culminating in a library manager job in a nationwide public sector organization with satellite offices. I have worked in a patent agents in their information department,  a parliamentary library,  a school library and the then the Audit Commission […]

Q&A Have a small library but cannot afford a library management system (LMS) like Oliver, Unicorn or IS OXFORD? How about trying Calibre the free ebook library software?

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Dec 152014
 
Q&A Have a small library but cannot afford a library management system (LMS) like Oliver, Unicorn or IS OXFORD? How about trying Calibre the free ebook library software?

I worked in libraries for over 11 years before giving up work to look after my son and write books. I understand that sometimes small libraries whether they are school libraries or corporate information departments don’t have the money to buy a full-blown library catalogue. When you work in these organisations you may not need […]

Aug 102012
 
THE Carnegie Event

I have decided to repost some of my old blog posts from the distant past when I was working as a School Librarian. Kids do the funniest things and I really enjoyed working in a school. Posts may be edited from the original blog. So this is part of a series from my old Batty […]

Always keep the key with you…

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Aug 032012
 
Always keep the key with you...

I have decided to repost some of my old blog posts from the distant past when I was working as a School Librarian. Kids do the funniest things and I really enjoyed working in a school. Posts may be edited from the original blog. So this is part of a series from my old Batty […]

Hysterical teenager

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Jul 272012
 
Hysterical teenager

I have decided to repost some of my old blog posts from the distant past when I was working as a School Librarian. Kids do the funniest things and I really enjoyed working in a school. Posts may be edited from the original blog. So this is part of a series from my old Batty […]

Just another school book fair

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Jul 132012
 
Just another school book fair

I have decided to repost some of my old blog posts from the distant past when I was working as a School Librarian. Kids do the funniest things and I really enjoyed working in a school. Posts may be edited from the original blog. So this is part of a series from my old Batty […]

A good samaritan – (not me)

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Jun 292012
 
A good samaritan - (not me)

I have decided to repost some of my old blog posts from the distant past when I was working as a School Librarian. Kids do the funniest things and I really enjoyed working in a school. Posts may be edited from the original blog. So this is part of a series from my old Batty […]

Recognition at last – pay rise!

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Jun 222012
 
Recognition at last - pay rise!

I have decided to repost some of my old blog posts from the distant past when I was working as a School Librarian. Kids do the funniest things and I really enjoyed working in a school. Posts may be edited from the original blog. So this is part of a series from my old Batty […]

Boys voluntarily tidying? – My personal favourite experience as a School Librarian!

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Jun 152012
 
Boys voluntarily tidying? - My personal favourite experience as a School Librarian!

I have decided to repost some of my old blog posts from the distant past when I was working as a School Librarian. Kids do the funniest things and I really enjoyed working in a school. Posts may be edited from the original blog. So this is part of a series from my old Batty […]

Job hunting in Rhyl – a past experience I would rather forget .. but one must learn from mistakes…

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Jun 142012
 
Job hunting in Rhyl - a past experience I would rather forget .. but one must learn from mistakes...

I have decided to repost some of my old blog posts from the distant past when I was working as a School Librarian. Kids do the funniest things and I really enjoyed working in a school. Posts may be edited from the original blog. So this is part of a series from my old Batty […]

Friday blues…

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Jun 082012
 
Friday blues...

I have decided to repost some of my old blog posts from the distant past when I was working as a School Librarian. Kids do the funniest things and I really enjoyed working in a school. Posts may be edited from the original blog. So this is part of a series from my old Batty […]

Don’t mess with a Librarian!

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Jun 012012
 
Don't mess with a Librarian!

I have decided to repost some of my old blog posts from the distant past when I was working as a School Librarian. Kids do the funniest things and I really enjoyed working in a school. Posts may be edited from the original blog. So this is part of a series from my old Batty […]

A day in the life of a busy School Librarian

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May 252012
 
A day in the life of a busy School Librarian

I have decided to repost some of my old blog posts from the distant past when I was working as a School Librarian. Kids do the funniest things and I really enjoyed working in a school. Posts may be edited from the original blog. So this is part of a series from my old Batty […]

There’s something strange going on…

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May 182012
 
There's something strange going on...

I have decided to repost some of my old blog posts from the distant past when I was working as a School Librarian. Kids do the funniest things and I really enjoyed working in a school. Posts may be edited from the original blog. So this is part of a series from my old Batty […]

It just warms the cockles of my heart…

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May 112012
 
It just warms the cockles of my heart...

I have decided to repost some of my old blog posts from the distant past when I was working as a School Librarian. Kids do the funniest things and I really enjoyed working in a school. Posts may be edited from the original blog. So this is part of a series from my old Batty […]

Classic Collections

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May 042012
 
Classic Collections

I have decided to repost some of my old blog posts from the distant past when I was working as a School Librarian. Kids do the funniest things and I really enjoyed working in a school. Posts may be edited from the original blog. So this is part of a series from my old Batty […]