Skip to main content

What's in a name?

In the case of this blog, it's a name that had no particular thought or planning behind it - I had no idea whether I would actually want to keep it going, what I would blog about, or that anyone would ever read it.

Well, it's almost 4 years later (17th June 2007 is blog birthday, if we're counting), and the blog's still here, so I think we can now safely assume that it's probably going to be sticking around. And the name's been getting on my nerves a bit...you have no idea the amount of people who have found this blog looking for ladies called Jennie Law or Jenny Law. Personally, I'm not actually called Jennie Law, so I'm no help to these poor searchers, although for the right fee I could maybe consider pretending to be...
I also don't blog a huge amount about law: I'm not a lawyer, I just have the job of finding stuff for lawyers. Sometimes that process amuses me, sometimes it annoys me, and I blog about it. Sometimes I write about library issues, or technology stuff. Sometimes I post about entirely pointless things that entertain me. Zombies have also appeared in some posts. Lets just say I have eclectic tastes...

So, I have decided...the blog needs renamed. But I'm not altogether sure what I'd call it. Do any responsible growneded-ups out there have any good suggestions?

Comments

el399 said…
Jennie's Law?
John Greenaway said…
Jennie's Entertaining Law Librarian Yarns. JELLY!
Simon Barron said…
The Strange and Interesting Librarianly Adventures of Jennie / Jaffne.
David Whelan said…
You could try a name generator for inspiration, like this one. Zombies are a hard one to work in (I found you because of the law part; brains brains wasn't in my search). Someone's already got zombielibrarian.blogspot.com too! What about Info Thistle or The Information High Road (hmm hmm loch lomond)
James Mullan said…
How about Jaffers Journeys?
thewikiman said…
I'd go for a film with Jaf in it somewhere, that always works.

- The Jafpire Strikes BACK.
- Jafassic Park
- Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Jaffne
- Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Jaf Pearl

etc etc.
MikeSpel said…
Cheryl Cole had a similar re-naming problem. Her blog was called Coleslaw. Er..what about Jennies Lore.?
Michael said…
How about 'jurisfiction' ? There are some law / booky connotations to wrap your mind around there (for all of a couple of seconds, anyway!!) ;-)

btw, Law Actually has just had its 4th birthday (19th Feb) and your blog's birthday (17th June) is actually *my* birthday.

So... how about that!
HL said…
Quilling Librarian?

Popular posts from this blog

Relaunching a library service

What do you do when you decide to do what is verging on library-based insanity, and basically scrap your current library service, and relaunch everything - physical layout, LMS, and classification system? In my case, spend a year, planning, developing, preparing….and then a frantic few weeks hauling stock!
The background to this apparent madness is this: when I took on this role I inherited a library using a layout that didn’t seem to make sense, a classification system I wasn’t familiar with, and an LMS that had been in place for 20 years but didn’t seem suited to our needs. As I was new to the library, a major part of the time I had available while settling in during my initial few months was dedicated to exploring how well these things were working, both for users, and library staff. I had the benefit of my colleague also being new to the library, only a few months after me, so together we looked at these issues with fresh eyes.We came to the following conclusions: The physical layou…

Too close to the problem to see the achievements

Sometimes, you have so much to do, that you can't see what you've actually done. I'm feeling very much that way at the moment, so I thought I'd make a public list for myself of all the work and professional things I've done since taking up my role in mid January. Then maybe I'll feel less like I'm just not very good at anything. It's worth a try. Although for obvious reasons, I can't publicly say much about the baddest/hardest stuff, but...it's in there. Maybe it's not explicit about how hard it's been, but it's there.

So: what have I done?


Service management and development

Replaced someone who ran the library for 21 years, who retired 3 months before I started, and gave me no handover information.Got 6 weeks of company/training on the library from an assistant, who then retired, leaving me as the only person in the organisation who knew anything about how the library actually worked.Done the assistant librarian and librarian job simu…

Impressive shelving technique

I have a new role model: the shelving technique demonstrated between 12 and 18 seconds by the librarian in this Lucozade video is something to aspire to! :D