Better buy BLIW

How will librarians of the future learn from librarianship in our time?  That's assuming they exist in some form (hope so!) and are interested.  And what resources are available to help new librarians now get an overview of the whole profession?  BLIW is the very thing these researchers need.  Yes, Librarian of the future, we … Continue reading Better buy BLIW

Special Collections in CILIP Update

Very pleased that the latest issue of CILIP Update features a section all about the latest in Special Collections.  Special Collections is an incredibly dynamic and exciting area of library work, and it is good to see this feature in a title aimed at all librarians.  There's a piece by Karen Attar about the new … Continue reading Special Collections in CILIP Update

Updating The Special Collections Directory

A Directory of Rare Book and Special Collections in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, a definitive reference book, was last updated in 1997.  The world of special collections has changed a bit since then.  Many new collections have come to light (including ours at Bradford University - we don't even have an entry … Continue reading Updating The Special Collections Directory