Category Archives: Library

It’s Nearly the Weekend

I don’t know if it’s the tail end of a bug or something but I seem to be very tired again as a consistent base-level status. Fortunately it’s almost the weekend, and in this instance that’s three days off. I’ve … Continue reading

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Dancing in the Library

We’re trying something new as part of our links with the local schools and the arts community. Over the next three months a number of schools will be working with a dance theatre group to create and produce interactive performances … Continue reading

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Windups in the Library: Seville

“I was looking in the travel books, and I can’t find anything about Seville.” “Where?” “Seville? You know, Spain?” “Are you sure you were looking in the right place?” “Where else might it be? Have we got a display?” “No, … Continue reading

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Mellow Day

My fellow managers and I decided that as far as humanly possible we were going to foster a general day of mellowness at our respective libraries. Fussing and stress were to be kept to a minimum, and kindnesses to be … Continue reading

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Community Event

One of the libraries I manage is right in the heart of its community’s high street, and so when an opportunity arises to be part of a wider event we’re very pleased to be able to help however we can. … Continue reading

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There Are Times…

…when the idea of being a tolerant and adult human being is stretched too far; and I have to make a conscious decision not to step over the edge. I’m angry, exhausted, and unsettled from having to support my staff … Continue reading

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Another Busy One

I was in a meeting this morning with other managers, specifically the other managers for our cluster of libraries, and I generally think I was able to steer the conversations away from agreeing anything too daft. Indeed, in general when … Continue reading

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