Tuesday 30 June 2020

July 2020: Vable's current awareness round-up

We are now half way through 2020 and I'm going to say nothing about the type of year it has been. All I'm going to say is I've enjoyed creating new content for the Vable site and hope you enjoy brushing up on your library management skills. 

Since April and the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, I have explored themes around communication. The frustrations we can face, the importance of branding, how we can improve our training and inductions, and cope with an increasing onslaught of information. 

social media and current awareness

Thursday 26 March 2020

Librarians are trained to work effectively in a climate of ambiguity!

In the library and information world, who could have predicted a few months ago that organisations would be pushed to change so rapidly; the genie is out of the bottle. Even if ‘eventually’ is now, it isn’t too late to prepare because I suspect that we have a long way to go; the effects of this pandemic will be prolonged and far reaching. As one historian wrote recently,

Wednesday 11 March 2020

My Latest Blogpost Round-up: Collaboration

February was a prolific work blogging month where I enjoyed investigating the art (and science) of collaboration. As Vable's Topic Specialist I am happy to share ideas and thoughts on library management skills with law librarian colleagues around the world!

Friday 24 January 2020

Some tips for avoiding anxiety at conferences

Library and information conferences for 2020

Library and information industry conferences, seminars, events offer attendees valuable opportunities for networking and continuing professional development. However they can also be anxiety inducing. 

If it’s any consolation for nervous first-timers, it can be just as bad for those going for the umteenth time. The truth is, we ALL get anxiety - some of us worse than others, but it affects every single one of us.