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Blogging from the Information Services Section of the City of London Libraries



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Follow us on Twitter? #nowcataloguingcitybibsPlain cookery bookTempting DishesBarney BubblesThe Pleasure of your CompanyPleasure of Your CompanyRecettes de MapieMemories of Gascony

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 14:15:39 +0000

Do you follow us on Twitter?  If you don’t already, you can follow us via the link to the side of this page.  As well as keeping you up to date with new posts on the blog, we use it … Continue reading


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A world turned upside downcitybibsIMG_1466

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:57:18 +0000

You are probably thinking to yourselves “these people are so incompetent that they can’t work out how to post an image the right way up. LOL” – or words to that effect. But no.  The image is the right way … Continue reading


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A Merry Christmas to all our readers!citybibsChristmas card

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:09:10 +0000

If anyone is looking for a last minute Christmas card, Guildhall Library still have a few of this year’s cards left on sale (70p each, with a donation from the proceeds going to the Lord Mayor’s Charity). The image is … Continue reading


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First-time view : National Acquisitions Group Conference 2014citybibsAnn Martin and Sara Pink receiving the award from Corina Petcu of Nielsen Discovery Services

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 09:49:08 +0000

First-time view by Sara Pink (Head of Guildhall and City Business Libraries, City of London) This was an event of many first-time experiences for me: attending a NAG conference; visiting the beautiful York (to which I had never previously ventured) … Continue reading


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Disaster Response and Salvage TrainingcitybibsBL blog photo

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:26:51 +0000

Disaster Response and Salvage Training Recently I attended a British Library training day on ‘Disaster Response and Salvage Training’ (for libraries, that is). It was a fascinating day which kicked off with some rather compelling case studies of damage experienced … Continue reading


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Rare – and very well done!citybibs

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 12:34:40 +0000

Rare – and very well done! Contributed by: Chris With time always at a premium, training courses can sometimes feel like a luxury and self-indulgence.  I have recently been on two short courses on rare books.  One was a day … Continue reading


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Practicum placement at The City of London Librariescitybibs

Fri, 20 Jun 2014 10:44:38 +0000

As a requirement of my Bachelor of Arts-Librarianship in Perth, I chose to spend my three weeks with the City of London Libraries Information Services Section (ISS). What a great choice this was! Suddenly all the theory from previous units … Continue reading


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Innovation, inspiration, creativity : i2c2 in Manchestercitybibsi2c2logowithdate

Fri, 28 Mar 2014 10:02:41 +0000

Recently, two of our basement dwellers went roving up to Manchester to attend a conference on innovation, inspiration and creativity: the i2C2 Conference. This was a conference aiming to encourage out of the box thinking to achieve practical solutions (which … Continue reading


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ISS away day visit to the Library of BirminghamcitybibsLibrary of BirminghamSecret Garden

Thu, 30 Jan 2014 11:54:58 +0000

ISS had an away day earlier this month, leaving behind the City and venturing northwards to the Library of Birmingham. This was a novel experience as there has never been an outing which has involved the entire section before! The … Continue reading


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What kind of people would work in an office like this …? #deskspacecitybibs46da8511305b4e4039cf9a0ffab0f2a4

Fri, 20 Dec 2013 14:34:17 +0000

Since it’s Friday, as a bit of fun we’ve decided to share our desk spaces, which you can see here on Pinterest. We’ve also included this Christmas tree which was so offensive to the senses it was taken down immediately … Continue reading


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