Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Unshelved - how I love you

My favourite Library website has featured MY Banned Books Week display!! I am so chuffed. I've been feeling very demoralised lately and this has made me feel so good I can hardly explain. So thanks Gene and Bill. You've made my day, my week and my year.!

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

More Photos from BBW

Here are some more photos from Banned Books Week! Enjoy!

These are some some photos of the posters that the Amnesty Students made for the Library. I was so happy and proud of the hard work they put into them. They really did a great job!

Monday, 11 October 2010

Being ill and something exciting

My prediction was right. The saturday at the end of Banned Books Week marked the start of my first week of illness this school year. I got a chest infection, a cold, laringitis, swollen glands and a sore throat. It's been over a week but I am still not fully recovered. I have a feeling this is going to linger for a while. Oh well. I don't care cause I got some good news last week. I've been asked for speak at the next CoFHE meeting at the end of November about the Phil Bradley course I went on back in April. They want me to feedback on the course, what I've used from it, what challenges I've faced with Web 2.0 technology at work etc. I'm really excited! The meeting is at the end of November so I've got some time to prepare. Luckily I will shortly be cutting back my hours at work in order to have more time to complete my course work so I can also work on my talk then. It will be someting good to add to my CV.

Friday, 1 October 2010

BBW Day 5

And so it comes to an end. This has been an amazing week for me. We often struggle through the year doing the same old things over and over again, and while this has been incredibly hard work in the end I'm so happy we did it. It has raised our profile and given us something to look forward to everyday. They say a change is as good as a rest and I think that doing Banned Books Week has really reinvigorated my staff. They've been smiling all week and chatting with staff and students about books. I've really seen a change in them. We've promoted a really important issue and educated a large number of people about how important it is to have free access to information.

I have been completely and utterly rushed off my feet this week and now my body is really feeling it. I've told the girls that if I'm ill next week it's because my body has been run into the ground. But I don't mind. My mental health has never been stronger because for the first time in a long time I have been really happy about being at work.

Midday marks the end of our BBW competition for students and staff. We've only had a handful of staff entries and only 1 student entry. It's probably my own fault for not advertising it enough but hey. At least someone will win something. Now I've done a major event in the Library I can learn from all the mistakes I've made and make the next one better.

I hope that those of you who have been following have enjoyed my posts this week. It's really important to me that I'm writing about things that people are interested in reading. If you have any questions about things that I've blogged about this week or any week for that matter just leave me a comment and I will try to answer.

Thanks again for reading and have a great weekend!