Tag Archives: Blogjune

A pass, and a fail

So, I did #blogjune again. I’d give myself a D- for effort and actual writing, but an A for reconnecting with blogs I love. I blogged more than usual, but nothing like one a day or even once every week … Continue reading

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Making time to be organised

It’s easy to run from task to task, barely stopping to think, or to put stuff away, before tackling the next pile of whatever. It can be a vicious cycle that leads to rushed decisions, poorly worded emails and distracting piles of paperwork … Continue reading

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When a teen greets you

I mentioned this on Twitter but wanted to expand on it a bit. A young teen, who I have known for a few years now, appeared in my office the other day. He flopped down with a “sup Cath?” and … Continue reading

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At the heart of it all

I was talking to an architect the other day who said “if we build libraries with society’s most vulnerable in mind, they will be awesome for all our users“. (paraphrased due to my poor memory) My reaction? Yes! Is there a … Continue reading

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The quiet zone

My office is right beside the main issues counter and staff workroom in our biggest library. I like being available to the staff and public, and seeing what’s going on, but there are times when I need a little peace … Continue reading

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It’s #blogjune time

This is the second or third year I’ve done #blogjune. It’s a great way to get back into the habit of blogging regularly and, for me anyway, it’s a great way to think out a problem. I think by writing … Continue reading

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Family history

Today I have been reading an article someone has sent for the community newspaper my husband and I publish every month, about the WWI Roll of Honor board at Kakaramea. the same person sent me one last month about the … Continue reading

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Inspired

These are some of the things that have inspired me recently, right up till this evening: Seeing New Professionals working hard on their careers Watching Twitterbrarians being so dedicated to what they do The #LIANZA14 programme – really looking forward … Continue reading

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When people need help

I watched Lotta Dann on Seven tonight talking about her alcoholism, and how she has beaten it. She chose to tackle it on her own, but many (most?) people need help. I admire her for speaking out, and Corrin for … Continue reading

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Getting my ducks in a row

I try hard to be organised. Honestly, I do! As a full time library manager with two committee roles, and active art practice and a monthly community newspaper it pays me to keep my ducks in a row. Can you … Continue reading

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