Scottish Government Library blog

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Hello and welcome

We’ve had our training materials available online for a while.  Now we’d also like to share some of our thoughts and ideas on the work we do as government librarians – welcome to the Scottish Government Library blog!

Why now exactly?  Well, as a team we talk about the benefits of blogs and blogging to civil servants in our social media training sessions but most of us haven’t actually tried it ourselves so this would be a bit of practice.  Plus we often get asked what we do.  So our blog will be a place where we’ll write about what we’re working on and what we’re professionally interested in.  It’s a bit of an experiment, really.  We’d also be very interested in any comments you may have too, of course.

We’re a small, happy team of six librarians and four support staff who are based in Edinburgh.  Most of us are at Victoria Quay, next to Leith docks. At work, I’m particularly interested in information literacy (media, digital etc), social media, training and elearning.  One of my jobs is to  help promote collaborative working within the Scottish Government, including the Knowledge Hub. More of all that later…

Jenny Foreman
July 27, 2012