Saturday, 24 November 2012

Readers and Books

We were delighted to welcome Orkney Library's Scottish Book Trust Reader in Residence, Alison Miller, to Stromness Library for a visit this week. Over coffee and biscuits we talked about the different kinds of reading experiences library users are looking for, and have hatched plans for possible new reading promotions -  so watch this space!

Alison Miller
Alison has started her own blog about her residency, and we would highly recommend adding it to your reading list, to keep up with all her news and insights into reading, books, and the authors who write them.

You can also keep up with Alison through her Twitter and Facebook accounts  - she is very keen to hear folk's thoughts on Libraries, books and reading, so do drop by and say hello.

While we are on the subject of Libraries and social media we will be in trouble if we don't remind you that the (in)famous OrkneyLibrary twitterer has been nominated in a number of  categories of the  GoldenTwit awards.

You have until 28th November to vote for OrkneyLibrary in the Information Service, Humour, Public Service and Customer Service categories; the shortlists will then be announced on 3rd December, when voting will commence in earnest with the winners being announced on 14th December. Needless to say we have everything crossed in anticipation, and celebratory/commiseratory biscuits at the ready.


  1. Thank you, Becky and Carol for such a lovely welcome last Tuesday and for your great support then and here in the blog. I hope this comment will turn up this time!
    See you soon.
    All the Best

  2. Thanks Alison - looking forward to your next Stromness visit, we love any excuse to get the biscuits out :-) Glad the comments seem to be working now - it is pretty quiet here so maybe others have had similar problems?We've added your blog to our favourites list.

  3. Thanks, Becky. Glad the comment's there at last! And thank you for adding the RiR blog to the favourites list. I haven't fathomed that one yet, nor alas, the label/cloud! One step at a time! See you soon.


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