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About meI still like to describe myself as a librarian - or to be more precise, an 'academic librarian' since I've worked in university libraries for the last 30 years.

But academic libraries have been on the forefront of technological change and many of us 'librarians' have had to move into the IT space. I'm one of those.

My official title is 'Web and Application Manager' which means I'm responsible for all the background IT stuff that makes library services happen these days - the catalogue, loans, document delivery, research repositories, web sites, etc, etc.

But I hope I haven't lost my librarian roots ie to help users to identify their need and then to find the most appropriate resources to meet that need.

Sounds vary high highfalutin when expressed that way, but all it really means is that we librarians want to help you (the clients) get the info you want as quickly as possible.

About my librarySo you may be wondering why my current library consists almost entirely of procrastination fiction eg bodice rippers, murder mysteries, suspense, etc?

Well that's the easy stuff to enter - full bibliographic details, covers, and many tag suggestions are available online.

I'm now working on getting my non-fiction entered.
But that's a lot a harder - about half are manual entires; and even when I find an online entry there's usually no cover, so I have to spend time scanning, editing and uploading the image.

And still you will cry: "Where is your 'serious' literature".
My answer: "It's sitting on the shelves of my favourite library, waiting for me to borrow it"

To explain: When my husband and I separated, I handed over our entire book collection - 30 years worth of collecting literature.
Why did I do this? Well I work in one of the largest research libraries in the southern hemisphere - so if I feel the need to indulge in some serious reading, I can just pop upstairs and select from the world's best.



Real nameStephanie Foott


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