Category Archives: social responsibility

Saving while using the library

Have you ever thought about how much you could save by not buying all the books you read? Could you estimate it? Well, if you had ever wondered… The American Library Association (ALA) has published a Library Value Calculator. (Here’s … Continue reading

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Budgets

I’ve had several conversations about personal budgets this year already, so here’s a template that you may find useful: BudgetTemplate. I created this with a librarian’s wage in mind but if you don’t earn that amount, or your spending habits … Continue reading

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Public library lovers

Put your money where your mouth is and support Richard and Sue’s great idea: National Public Libraries Festival #PubLibFest Support the National Public Libraries Festival from Sue lawson on Vimeo.

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It’s time to learn about the European Union

The UK’s relationship with the European Union has been in the news a lot lately. Time to read up on it and get an opinion. As you probably know I have worked for Europe Direct Leeds, so I am passionate … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

I sometimes get asked why I chose the name bumsonseats for my blog and twitter. I am not sure I have ever explained it in writing, so here it is: It came out of a conversation with then-colleagues, about what … Continue reading

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Buchpreisbindung (uniform pricing policy)

Since reading The German Solution: Saving Books by Keeping Them Expensive I have felt that I should write a brief post to get some things off my chest. This is mainly from a customer point of view, as I don’t … Continue reading

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