Have a great summer!

The library blog now takes a break and returns just in time for the autumn term. The Library stays open all summer but with limited opening hours that you can fins on our contact page. You can access our databases and e-books from home via the web as usual.

We hope you get a really nice summer with lots of reading, relaxation, sun and bath.
See you in august!

The staff at the Library wishes you a great summer!

 

 

 

 

 

Text: Lena Holmberg
Picture: Katharina Nordling

 

Hello Karin Süld!

In a series of portraits we are going to introduce the staff at the Library to all our readers and customers. Who are the people working at the library? And what are they doing there? Read our portraits and get to know your librarians! We asked Karin a few questions:

What are your main duties in the Library Karin?

– I work with education in information seeking, source criticism and reference management, primarily for students at the Swedish School of Textiles. The teaching is organised so that each moment includes both a lecture and a workshop. The planning and evaluation of each moment is done in collaboration with the teachers of the various programs.

Another part of my work is to staff the library’s Information Point where students, staff and the general public can come to get help with small and big issues, ranging from finding at our premises to searching for information.

For how long have you worked here?

– I have worked here since the mid-90s, for a while, then! The work has changed a lot over the years. Among other things, education has increased and become an integrated part of the education. This has contributed to making the librarian role more of an educator than before. And, it’s impossible not to mention the digitisation, which has changed the work both in content and in approach.

What do you do when you’re not at work?

– Then I am with my family and my friends. I also like being out in the forest, fix in the garden, watching movies and reading. My husband and I are building a new house and moving to the country, so it will fill a lot of our spare time for a while.

Do you have any book recommendations you want to share?

– A book I would recommend is The detour by Gerbrand Bakker. It is a story about a woman who suddenly and without explanation, leaves her home in the Netherlands and settles in a house in the Welsh countryside. Her days seems to be mostly work in the garden and care of a number of geese who happens to be on the farm. There is much that is mysterious and odd in the story. A young man shows up, unclear why and who he is. The woman’s husband is looking for her along with a Dutch police. The US 1800-century poet Emily Dickinson figures, such as the woman who previously lived in the house. Gradually, however, the picture of the Dutch woman and her story becomes clearer. It is a quiet and at the same time exciting book with an unexpected ending.

What do you enjoy most about the job?

– To meet the students, take part of their work and their issues and together with them work the way through the information jungle. Collaboration with teachers is also very fun and interesting; it gives me a good insight into what is going on in the different courses at the Swedish School of Textiles.

Text: Karin Süld and Lena Wadell
Picure: Lena Wadell

Hi Christina Larsson!

In a series of portraits we are introducing the staff at the Library to all our readers and customers. Who are the people working at the library? And what are they doing there? Read our portraits and get to know your library staff! Here you will meet Tina who is the one who worked at the library longest.

Tina2

What are your main duties?

My main job is to take care of our magazines and books coming to the library. From that they come to the library until they are on the shelf.  I also make sure that all our bills are paid, by putting them all in the university’s accounting system.

For how long have you worked here?

I hardly dare to say it but I’m in my 44th year here at the library. I became unemployed in 1972 after several years as a clerk in a construction company. There was a free job at the library, and I applied for the job, got it and on the way it is…  

What do you do when you’re not at work?

I like to eat a good meal with my friends. I do a lot needlework and in the summer there’s always a lot to do with my summer house and the garden there. Another big interest for me is to drive. I have been an active member in the Motor Transport Corps for many years.

Do you have any book tips you want to share?

As strange as it sounds, I’m no friend of reading. I´m probably too restless when I’m awake and too tired when I go to bed. The last book I read was This is where I leave you by Jonathan Tropper. It is a funny, raw novel about Judd who is forced to spend seven days  with the family after his father’s death.

Text: Christina Larsson & Lena Wadell
Photo: Lena Wadell