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Everything I've written about professionalism

There never was a golden age of library blogging

For the last several years, many Australian librarians have participated in the annual ‘Blog Every Day in June’ - with...

Burn it all down

Imagine a colleague. She’s been hardworking, loyal and dependable her whole working life. Unfortunately, other than a late-career attempt...

ALIA Votes 2015

The annual election of ALIA Directors is once again upon us. For the third year I have asked nominees a...

Public libraries, research and a little bit of Redmond Barry

Things have been a little quiet here at It's not about the books, but over at In the Library with...

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...

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...

You need an R&D culture, not an R&D department

A couple of weeks ago, a tweet popped up in my feed just begging for a click-through: Yes. A thousand...