| 
  • If you are citizen of an European Union member nation, you may not use this service unless you are at least 16 years old.

  • Introducing Dokkio, a new service from the creators of PBworks. Find and manage the files you've stored in Dropbox, Google Drive, Gmail, Slack, and more. Try it for free today.

View
 

The best job in the world

Page history last edited by Sim Taylor 9 years ago

How fortunate am I to work as a librarian at a fantastic land-based College of Further and Higher Education in rural East Devon, UK.

Actually today was not a work day as such but I spent a few hours on the computer at home to complete a few outstanding jobs.  I had an exciting email to tell me that Mal Peet, the brilliant children's author had been trying to contact me so I promptly telephoned him and he agreed to come and visit us in March as part of our World Book campaign.  This initiative was instigated by a student library volunteer at Bicton who took the trouble to write to Mal Peet and ask him to judge the student writing competition.  I am so excited.

Next I decided to check out the CILIP website for COFHE as I needed to catch up with the Bulletin there.  I hadn't looked at the Bulletin for ages and was disappointed to see that the size of it had declined to just 4 pages.  This got me sufficiently stimulated to write a piece for the next issue.  I will wait and see if it is published as it was intended to be a provative article to get others more active in sharing ideas and experiences.

Finally, I checked out the details of the John Campbell Trust as I would dearly like to visit a librarian colleague in Malawi and could do with some help with the finances for the trip.  The application needs to be in by this Friday so I will have to put my skates on.

 

Comments (0)

You don't have permission to comment on this page.