Monday, November 6, 2017

a Storify of Shetland Wool Week 2017

I think of this as an impressive local studies event (which I have yet to go to). The photographs show locations, people and events. I hope that the Shetland Library is collecting from this and other events for their local studies collection.

Monday, October 30, 2017

The Great Strike, 1917 - centenary exhibition

This was a very impressive exhibition with huge banners hanging in very large spaces. The Great Strike, 1917 - centenary exhibition
 It is hard to give a good idea of how big these banners are. The Great Strike, 1917 - centenary exhibition There were some art works inspired by the original objects, but really the most powerful elements were the original objects, and perhaps was the key role of the art works, that they made you look at the original works with a different filter. The Great Strike, 1917 - centenary exhibition

Monday, October 23, 2017

Atherton Library, Queensland

Atherton Library is a lovely looking library which seems to have had a recent refurbishment.

Atherton Library, Queensland
It was so popular, there were quite a few areas of it I was not able to photograph as they were in use.

Atherton Library, Queensland

It also had this listing of staff - and what you could ask them about.
Atherton Library, Queensland
 There was also a readers' advisory promotion about the website in the library.
Atherton Library, Queensland

This was outside the library. Atherton Library, Queensland
More photographs of the library are here.
 Atherton Library, Queensland

Monday, October 16, 2017

Mossman Library, Queensland

The entrance to Mossman Library had a local studies display supporting a recently released book. Mossman Library, Queensland
 With some detailed information on display. Mossman Library, Queensland
 Part of the library was a quiet zone (and it was interesting how this was described). Mossman Library, Queensland
 I don't usually comment about books sales in libraries, but this was a good one. It was tidy. It was not in the entrance of the library. I don't like to see book sales dominate the entrance to libraries, especially when messy, but even when neat as it detracts from the loan items, and there should be better use made of entrance spaces to libraries. Mossman Library, Queensland
 You can see more of the library here Mossman Library, Queensland
 and here.
  Mossman Library, Queensland