Librarian in the Library

Following the path of one assistant into full librarianship

Self Learning

A library can be used for many things. Recreational reading, internet access, book groups. But one of the activities that I am coming to use it for more and more … Continue reading

March 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

World Book Day

Celebrated all over the world to get children and young people more interested in reading, World Book Day has come around once again. I myself have fond memories of receiving … Continue reading

March 5, 2015 · Leave a comment


A couple of weeks ago now I received my membership pack for CILIP. Having officially joined, I immediately started to take advantage of the benefits that membership gives you. First … Continue reading

March 3, 2015 · 1 Comment

Masters Degree

How do you become a qualified Librarian? I’ve already talked about one avenue into the profession – through CILIP and their Chartership program – but there is another, and that … Continue reading

February 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Library Book

It’s rare that I am so impressed with a book from the library that I go out and immediately buy it, but it happened yesterday. I borrowed the library book, … Continue reading

February 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Library Management Systems

I like IT. This is probably why I mind some of the really repetitive jobs it involves less than other people might do. Currently, the big IT project is getting … Continue reading

February 13, 2015 · Leave a comment


CILIP – Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals. I was only vaguely aware of them until I began talking to my colleagues recently. CILIP is the leading organisation that … Continue reading

February 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Job of an Assistant Librarian

Currently I work as an assistant librarian. What’s the difference between an assistance librarian and a librarian? A fair bit, although what I do as an assistant librarian is probably … Continue reading

February 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

International Book Giving Day 2015

February 14th, know to most as Valentines Day, is also International Book Giving Day. Get involved by going through your own collection of books. Are there any that you don’t … Continue reading

February 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

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