Drawing dinosaurs – how hard can it be?

Tomorrow I will be spending the day visiting three of our libraries with author, illustrator, zoologist and dinosaur nut Andrew Plant as he speaks to groups of students and teaches them to draw dinosaurs. I figure after that going to all three sessions means I’ll be quite the artist by the end of the day. […]

Apology revisited

Some time ago I wrote an apology to the person who found this blog by searching for the words “I hate being a librarian”. In the last week or so, people (or person) have again found the blog with searches for “hate being a ya librarian” and “hate being a children’s librarian”. If by any […]

Free wireless at Melbourne Library Service

Melbourne Library Service are offering free wireless on a trial basis for four weeks from March 11. This applies to all three branches (City Library, North Melbourne and East Melbourne) and they have asked for people to come and try the service to see how well it works. Given how many people come into the libraries where […]

Best job in the world

It is a little after 8pm. I have just changed out of a pair of blue striped pyjamas back into my regular work clothes. Earlier tonight I spent 30 minutes in the kids area of the library, dressed in said pyjamas with a 3 foot tall teddy bear reading stories and singing songs with 27 […]

New TV show set in a library

The ABC have begun filming a new 6 part comedy-drama series set in a public library. Grabbed from the ABC site: The six-part series centres on the trials and tribulations of Frances O’Brien, a devout Catholic and head librarian. Her life unravels when she is forced to employ her ex-best friend, Christine Grimwood – now […]

Library Elf keeps track of multiple library cards

If you are the sort of person who is always returning library books late because you have too many cards to keep track of, www.libraryelf.com might help. As long as all the libraries you borrow books from use a particular software system, you can keep track of them all through this website. It’s no use […]