Tag Archives: librarians

Retired librarians to the rescue (Belle)

I was woken up, kidnapped and forced to go to a pub by a crazy ex-boyfriend. Fortunately, I recognised the town.  I escaped and ran up the hill to the cathedral. In the courtyard an odd spectacle was taking place. … Continue reading

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Digerati dismissal (Rousse)

TPR drove me to the networking event as soon as I finished my baking. This one was even posher than the last, held in the river-side home of the regular sponsors. They had put on the most magnificent spread and … Continue reading

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A bread and chocolate breakfast feast (Rousse)

I woke up in a single bed in a luxurious Perth hotel. SC, in the bed to the left of me, was already awake and watching a BBC nature documentary on her iPad. There came a knock on the door … Continue reading

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Mouse heads up public library service (Rousse)

At the conclusion of X’s rousing speech I stood up to confirm that librarians were the most powerful public servants. It therefore came as both a shock and a disappointment to learn moments later that a mouse headed up the … Continue reading

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The conference trap (Rousse)

I was trapped at yet another dreary conference for PhD students. By Day 2 most people had given up on the programme and headed back to their offices to get on with some “real” work. Unfortunately for me, I was … Continue reading

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William Morris book design determines undergraduate reading habits (Rousse)

Now that the degree results had been published it was time to prepare for the graduation ceremony on campus at the University of Birmingham. Of course, TPR would be in the audience as usual, and I invited my nephew P … Continue reading

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Synchronised librarians (Belle)

It was a hot, sunny afternoon as we gathered on the top floor of a tall, tall building. Just about everyone ‘in the industry’ was there and the place was buzzing.  I noticed SH, wearing a black gilet with hundreds … Continue reading

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