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Telepoem Booth

Listen to the language. Close your eyes and imagine. There is more than one way to experience a poem. In a realisation of the application of digital technology to the dissemination of … Continue reading

May 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

rainbow connections 2

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

5 Things Librarians should be doing to champion reading

Just five things, but I’m sure we can think of more… (There’s a lot more to it than recommending a good book to a customer).

October 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

eBook for Daffodil Day

We launched this eBook on Daffodil Day to support people in their search for information about cancer. I’m over the moon excited about it. The Cancer Council is currently promoting … Continue reading

September 2, 2014 · Leave a comment


Why did I never get to check out a comic from the library? I read comics as a kid, and so did my Dad. My Mum still has a fine … Continue reading

June 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lending eReaders

Our library plans to develop a program this year on lending preloaded eReaders. Many libraries do this already, including a couple of places where I know the librarians so will … Continue reading

June 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Stories everywhere

How can you give local writers a platform for their work? Libraries are shifting towards working with their communities to create content – how can you ensure stories and poems … Continue reading

April 16, 2014 · 2 Comments

David Wright on digital readers advisory

David Wright on digital readers advisory is inspiring as always. Here, Seattle Public Library’s David Wright delivers a keynote on the power of digital readers’ advisory, including innovative uses of form-based … Continue reading

January 25, 2014 · Leave a comment