Tag Archives: library staff

Counting books at the Pendlebury

You’d be forgiven for wondering what everyone in the world of academic libraries are up to during the summer months. And while it is a quiet time when it comes to user numbers, there’s still always heaps to do, including … Continue reading

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My favourite music

Last summer, staff at the Pendlebury library and the UL Music Department were asked to do a sort of Desert Island Discs (one disc not eight, luxury item and book of course allowed). I was about to pick Ennio Morricone’s … Continue reading

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William Sterndale Bennett : A family tale

William Sterndale Bennett was born 13th April 1816 in Sheffield and orphaned three years later. He went to live with his paternal grandfather in Cambridge.  He joined King’s College Chapel choir when he was seven. He was Professor of Music at … Continue reading

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Libraries past and future

As I near the end of my six months working here, it seems that the time since I started last January has vanished all too quickly. The maze of shelves, stacks, hidden corridors and collections that the UL and the … Continue reading

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