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Have you had projects that you never got to complete? A to-do list with blank spaces where there should be ticks? A to-be-read pile that, like The Magic Pudding, just … Continue reading

October 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Library Journal: Australian Coffee Cup Stories

Originally posted on matt finch / mechanical dolphin:
Over in the US, Library Journal has just published a piece on a project which I helped to launch in the Australian town of…

March 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

Reading Well Dementia

Can your library actively use this list and this program to connect people with information when they need it most? This week, The Reading Agency launched Reading Well Dementia books … Continue reading

January 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

reading the future

Happy Christmas and best wishes for a fabulous 2015! May you find something interesting to read, and share your love of reading with others. See you next year!

December 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Book Council of Australia

Formation of a new Book Council of Australia was announced tonight at The Prime Minister’s Literary Awards. Read about it here and here What’s it all about?

December 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Rainbow connection

Auckland Libraries have made it very easy for the rest of us now to promote those books, magazines and films in our collections that feature LGBTIQ characters, and are by … Continue reading

December 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

25: The Colour of the Night by Robert Hollingworth

The Colour of the Night by Robert Hollingworth Melbourne: Hybrid, 2014 Review published in Artgaze Magazine, 2014. Those of you arriving home after dark might raise your head a moment … Continue reading

November 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Readers services notes 5: Five Star Reviews

Is anyone else leading review writing workshops in public libraries? I’m styling mine like I imagine Laneway Learning does; informal, enjoyable, and with a practical outcome. Do your bookclub members … Continue reading

November 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Read for depression and mental health

Earlier in the year Tegan Usher, a Masters of Philosophy candidate at Melbourne University, conducted a survey for her research : A novel prescription: Which books should General Practitioner’s prescribe to patients … Continue reading

October 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

comical phenomenonical: readers advisory and comics

Everyone has the right to read comics and to be respected for it > Girls read comics too Read reviews, interviews and about women in comics. Readers advisory with comics > Some may … Continue reading

October 25, 2014 · Leave a comment