Tag Archives: unexpected

Establishing a library: guest post from Carol Mwaura

Carol is the ILN Country Ambassador for Kenya and has recently had the very challenging experience of establishing a university library from scratch. Carol has shared her story with us here: Second job interview and finally I got the job!!! Its moving jobs, I am excited but wait, its setting up a University Library, I […]

Library Lost & Found: Lessons from my Yoga Teacher

Library Lost & Found is a US-based blog for library leaders. They feature a range of interesting pieces exploring libraries and leadership from a range of perspectives. They regularly share interesting ‘serious’ pieces such as their career advancement interviews – interviewing librarians about¬†their career paths but they also share some fun creative pieces – looking […]

Stories from the stacks: Poetry in the Stacks

    Today’s submission comes to us from Erin Lorandos. Erin runs a website that shares a different kind of storytelling: poetry, specifically poetry that is all about libraries. Erin shared with us the story behind her website, Poetry in the Stacks:   I actually am very interested in the interactions between patrons and staff, […]

Stories from the Stacks: A 10am Closure?

Today’s post comes from one of our community members Adetoun Oyelude in Nigeria. Thank you for sharing Adetoun: Last year, I lived in a location very far away from work and therefore needed to get up very early in the day, leave home at 6 am to be able to get to work by 8am. […]

Stories from the stacks: tablets aren’t all the same

While I have a background in medical libraries, the incident below happened while I was working at an accounting library. One fine day I was on the reference desk at the library of an accounting professional association. The phone rang, I answered it in the usual way, and was asked by what sounded like an […]

Stories from the stacks: a fly-in, fly-out meeting

Today’s post comes to us from ILN Program Coordinator Kate Byrne:¬† Some years ago now, I was a fairly new librarian who had been assigned to outreach to the engineering faculty at my university. My mission was to attempt to build new relationships between the library and the research community by meeting within individual researchers […]

Stories from the stacks: Screwy Decimal

Screwy Decimal is a blog from New York blogger Rita Meade. Rita shares many funny stories of the happenings in her public library. Earlier this year she shared the story of a very unexpected event – a library haunting!   It all started with a tweet: But the story didn’t stop there – these were […]