Bookgrrl is the online persona of Steph McGlinchey, a librarian working in an academic library. I live in Ballarat, 100kms west of Melbourne in regional Victoria, with my two children, a husband, and a cat called Tiger. I acknowledge I’ve had an internet addiction for a while…
There She Goes started in May 2009 and is largely a personal blog. I like to write about my life which includes family, op-shopping, cooking, crafting, lipstick and lingerie. I’m passionate about reading, and writing, sometimes to the exclusion of other pursuits! I also have been travelling with the family in 2010 and 2012,which were feats of madness.
I also review books, but usually these are from my wonderful local library, or I’ve bought them. The occasional film and website, or nerdy tool will also be looked at and critiqued.
I have worked in libraries since 1996, in public and state libraries, a special library and now in academic libraries. I have been involved with websites and intranets in libraries since 2001, both in managing content, and creating their structure, so the occasional post about usability, accessibility and information architecture will raise its head- you have been warned. I don’t own an iPhone, nor an iPad- I’m an Android girl :).
I see myself as a personal blogger, as I write about my life and share reflections on issues and things which interest me. I am more than ‘just a mum’, more than ‘just a librarian’- I am writing for my enjoyment and hopefully yours as well.
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Feedback is always welcome, and you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
PS All the views expressed on this blog are my own and do not reflect those of my employer.