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libraries

Libraries are trust all the way down

Everything about the modern public library involves calculations of risk, and decisions about trust. We lend things to people, and...

Antifragile Libraries pt 1: Antifragility and collections

I recently read Nassim Nicholas Taleb's excellent book Antifragile: how to live in a world we don't understand. It's a...

Addressing Selection Criteria in public library job applications

Last week I was part of a panel session organised by the ALIA New Graduates group. Katherine Gallen, Kim Tairi...

#Ausvotes 2013 and the Library and Information Agenda

On July 10th ALIA released The Library and Information Agenda, intended as a lobbying document for political parties and candidates...

Technolust - the fifth column of the information counter-revolution

I'm going to start with a story about growing up in Tasmania in the 1990s. The economy wasn't great, with...

Julia Gillard, Terry Deary and the cultural problems with libraries

On Sunday Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced a new 'Reading Blitz' program for primary school students. As I read...

On relevance, standards and collaborative leadership

Regular readers of this blog will have noticed an absence of posts over the last few months. After a recent...