A kangaroo fast asleep.

As a new librarian of fewer than two years, I have come to find things I enjoy each time we go back into lockdown and having to work from home. Each day I look forward to reading social media and blogs posts on how to make lockdown tolerable. In that…

With the lockdown, we saw many libraries closed for several months. Those who were not digitally skilled were left behind. Many patrons did not have the means to access an Internet-enabled device. They could not access library websites, email, or receive e-newsletters. Also, they were not familiar with social media…

A lot goes through your mind when you are preparing to switch from one team to the next. There is a great of material you want to handover to someone to be the next caretaker of a service or collection. But what happens when there is no one there to…

Helping another individual ought to be the easiest task on earth. Libraries are the best place to ask for help. But as time goes by, I find some staff turn this simple task into a convoluted mess and involves double handling. Why oh why must it be this way in…

There is something to be said about helping people with their reference research. You just never know what people will ask you. Sure, there will always be the question about where is the toilet or the exit. Some questions require clarification; for instance, a patron asked, “do you have books…

Change is a constant wind, it will never die down anytime, no matter what people say. After a holiday trip, something always gets changed at work. Sadly, you don’t always hear about it straight away, because someone has forgotten to distribute it widely. Once you have worked for more than…

When you are rostered to a telephone service for interlibrary loans and copy service, you will get asked the most obscure questions and left with strange voicemail messages.

The demander

You pick up the receiver and before you finish your greetings, a lady firmly tell you, “I want to pay…

Fallen brick fence that even Humpty Dumpty would reject.

The traditional style of donating has not gone away, but the general public wants more than just to part with their money.

Donating in 2018

People want to participate but in a non-committal fashion, not in a volunteer fashion either, they crave experiences and ones where they are documented and…

Libraries thinking of heading towards the territory of gradually reducing staff in open spaces and replacing them with computer screens are in danger of becoming a park.

The fact is that the first world society prefer Doctor Google than a librarian for information. More and more spaces in libraries are…

Melly Tango

Tech fanatic. Luv comedy. Anime connoisseur. Works in a library. Idol_ Mjr Motoko Kusanagi 草薙素子 [Ghost in the Shell].

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