If you are a LibTech alumnus from Langara College or a current student, then you know Guy Robertson — the instructor who could give a lecture describing building evacuation techniques without putting students to sleep. Since 1993, Guy has taught library history, bibliography, and records management at Langara. He is a published author and writes articles about various topics including emergency preparedness, fraud prevention, information security, and records managements for Feliciter.
His relaxed and conversational teaching gives students a welcome reprieve from Marc 21 and bibliographic searching. I found myself looking forward to his lectures (even the one that ended at 9:30 pm).
Recently at the Cove, a popular pub in Vancouver’s Kitsilano neighbourhood, I spent a couple of hours with Guy. We talked about his work, life and passions. Incidentally, the Cove happens to be one of his favourite pubs. He has frequented it since it opened in the 1970s. Guy is candid and amusing; he shared with me his passion for reading and for travelling in Britain.
Guy Robertson’s Unofficial Wisdom is available at the Langara Bookstore.
Links: Fancyapint, Feliciter, The Cove, Langara College Library and Information Technology, UBC Library Science, Emily Dickinson (available for free download on e-readers), Melvil Dewey, Vanity Fair by William Thackery(free download on e-readers), Henry James, British Museum, Medieval Art, The Victorian, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde