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How to run an efficient library

One of the greatest pieces of advice I can give to any Library is making sure that you are efficient in all that you do. It is through efficiency that you are able to improve services and then add services to your existing daily routines. Help Desk. So one of the most important things that […]

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2014 School Library Conference Keynote

This is a copy of my keynote, in PDF form, from the library conference. If you would like the keynote file please send me through an email and I will arrange as it contains several videos. If you use anything from this please kindly give credit where due. As always I am very happy chat […]

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Library Support Staff Roles

After managing staff for the past four years, I can say that this part of my role as Head of Department is one of the hardest. Often more time is spent managing personalities and the day-to-day events that occur with staff, than any other part of the job. I would hope that I have always […]

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School library strategic plans

Over the past two years I have been creating strategic plans that hopefully will take a Library forward, into a new era of engagement and services. As with any undertaking, I spent a significant amount of time trying to find examples of what others, who have been doing this a lot longer than me, have […]

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Library: You need to be a content creator

One of the main functions that a Library can perform in a contemporary school is being a centre for curating content, ensuring our teachers and students can access high quality academically appropriate information. I agree that this is a critical role that the library plays in our modern schools, however this is not the only […]

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