Reader’s Advisory

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Part of my job at the library is offering a Readers’ Advisory (RA) service. At the bare bones level, this is helping readers find...

Show me the money

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Funding for public libraries has always been a divisive subject. They’re an investment for the various tiers of government that don’t show a tangible...

Don’t forget the A in AI

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ChatGPT. Adobe Premiere Pro. Tome. These are just a few of the more popular AI programs out there right now. So what are they...

The decline of the letter

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When I was a teenager, there was nothing more exciting than coming across a pretty letter writing set, complete with matching envelopes, when I...

Audrey takes over

Way back in 2018, the Shire administration building, including the Bindoon Library, had a much-needed renovation. After the dust settled, a very sad looking...

Back to Basics — those pesky dashes

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I am going to start this article by stating that ‘the dashes’ (hyphens, en dashes, and em dashes) are my most disliked form of...

Lifelong learning

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The first week in September this year is Adult Learners Week, a campaign that aims to encourage the motto that when it comes to...

Content and trigger warnings

Those of you who lurk in the bookish corners of the internet will likely be familiar with the concept of content and trigger warnings,...

The history of fanfiction

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When I speak to people about fanfiction, a lot of the time they dismiss it as being something that only angsty teenage girls read...

Author activity

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As a Gen X-er, I’m of the age where I clearly remember a time before the digital age took over, even if I have...

Back To Basics refresher: apostrophes

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Those of you who have been following the Bindoon Bookworm since the beginning will probably remember that every now and then I like to...

Live & Local

In the middle of last year, I was sitting in on a Regional and Remote Libraries Working Group meeting and we were discussing recent...