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How high can you bounce? [Newspaper article] (2017)
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MARCELLA, R. 2017. How high can you bounce? Press and journal: business [online], 16 January 2017. Available from: https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/business/business-opinion/1133641/rita-marcella-high-can-bounce/

I was intrigued and a little surprised recently to be told by a colleague that I was resilient. It wasn?t a label that I would necessarily have ever thought of or aspired to for myself. But it set me thinking about the nature of resilience, why it mi... Read More about How high can you bounce? [Newspaper article].

Popular careers as seen on screen. (2016)
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MARCELLA, R. 2016. Popular careers as seen on screen. Press and journal: business [online], 19 December 2016. Available from: https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/business/business-opinion/1109679/rita-marcella-popular-careers-seen-screen/

Over many years in academia I have pondered how and why particular careers seem overwhelmingly attractive to young people, in particular of course university applicants, while others seem to languish and require constant efforts on the part of well-m... Read More about Popular careers as seen on screen..

Politics and the era of uncertainty. (2016)
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MARCELLA, R. 2016. Politics and the era of uncertainty. Press and journal: business [online], 21 November 2016. Available from: https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/business/business-opinion/1082017/rita-marcella-politics-era-uncertainty/

And so again this month many of us woke to an unexpected election outcome: and the deep irony is not that you and I did not expect it but that governments, pollsters and political experts all over the world did not expect it. As with Brexit, we woke... Read More about Politics and the era of uncertainty..

Ten tips for working the network. (2016)
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MARCELLA, R. 2016. Ten tips for working the network. Press and journal: business [online], 17 October 2016. Available from: https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/business/business-opinion/1051727/rita-marcella-ten-tips-working-network/

We all have networks - they are natural phenomena that we encounter from our earliest days, membership of which begins in early childhood and is nurtured (though also sometimes damaged) through participation in nursery, at dance classes, in Brownies... Read More about Ten tips for working the network..

Redefining the concept of social work/life balance. (2016)
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MARCELLA, R. 2016. Redefining the concept of social work/life balance. Press and journal: business [online], 15 August 2016. Available from: https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/business/business-opinion/997021/rita-marcella-redefining-concept-social-worklife-balance/

As we might have expected 30 years ago, the Internet, the proliferation of electronic means of communication and the advent of social media have revolutionised how we live life today. I can vividly remember giving a breakfast presentation then to a l... Read More about Redefining the concept of social work/life balance..

A week can be a long time in politics. (2015)
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MARCELLA, R. 2015. A week can be a long time in politics. Press and journal: business [online], 23 September 2015. Available from: https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/business/north-of-scotland/703034/rita-marcella-week-can-long-time-politics/

This has been a busy and exciting few weeks in terms of British politics with a new Labour leader - if very definitely not a New Labour leader - Jeremy Corbyn taking his seat formally in the House of Commons following his landslide leadership electio... Read More about A week can be a long time in politics..

To regulate or not to regulate. (2015)
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MARCELLA, R. 2015. To regulate or not to regulate. Press and journal: business [online], 15 June 2015. Available from: https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/business/business-opinion/610068/rita-marcella-regulate-not-regulate/

Within a few days of his appointment as business, innovation and skills secretary on May 11, 2015, and in the immediate post-election period, Sajid Javid has promised to reduce the red tape that besets businesses, increasing operating costs dramatica... Read More about To regulate or not to regulate..

Andrew Carnegie: a model for PFI? (2002)
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JOHNSON, I., REID, P. and BAXTER, G. 2002. Andrew Carnegie: a model for PFI? Library association record, 104(3), pages 175-176.

The generosity of Carnegie is truly something to celebrate and where better than in the country of his birth. To celebrate that the 68th IFLA conference was to take place in Scotland and devoting part of its programe to the great benefactor the autho... Read More about Andrew Carnegie: a model for PFI?.

The long and winding road. (2000)
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CAMPBELL, F., MARCELLA, R. and BAXTER, G. 2000. The long and winding road. Library Association record, 102(4), pages 214-215.

For some years now, staff in the Library Association Professional Qualifications Department have noticed that, while a proportion of candidates for Associateship of the LA complete the necessary requirements fairly quickly after registering, a signif... Read More about The long and winding road..

Citizenship information, electronic government. (1998)
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MARCELLA, R. and BAXTER, G. 1998. Citizenship information, electronic government. Information UK outlooks, 31, pages 1-22.

This paper summarises the results of the Citizenship Information national survey of information needs and information seeking behaviour of the UK general public. The project was funded by the BLR&IC and comprised a survey by questionnaire covering al... Read More about Citizenship information, electronic government..

Citizenship information and public libraries. (1997)
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MARCELLA, R. and BAXTER, G. 1997. Citizenship information and public libraries. Public library journal, 12(4), pages 73-77.

This article examines the development of the concept of citizenship information within the UK, with a particular focus on the role played by public libraries.

European information in public libraries in the United Kingdom: the implementation of the public information relay. (1996)
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MARCELLA, R. and BAXTER, G. 1996. European information in public libraries in the United Kingdom: the implementation of the public information relay. Public library journal, 11(1), pages 11-12.

In the early 1990s, during the lengthy and often heated debate over the United Kingdom's ratification of the Maastricht Treaty, the European Commission became increasingly aware of a communication gap between itself and the British public. Mindful of... Read More about European information in public libraries in the United Kingdom: the implementation of the public information relay..