#citylis News: Call for Papers for Institute of Historical Research Library Workshop Series: Emerging Research in Library and Information Science


Calling all #citylis students!

#citylis blog Editor James Atkinson Presenting at #citymash in June 2015 (Photo by @lynrobinson)

#citylis blog Editor James Atkinson Presenting at #citymash in June 2015 (Photo by @lynrobinson)

The Institute of Historical Research, part of The School of Advanced Study at the University of London, are looking for current graduate students to present a 15 minute paper on their own research in Library and Information Science.

This is an amazing opportunity to practice your research and presentation skills – and, for students currently undertaking their dissertation, a brilliant chance to plot out what you have found and make sense of it before writing it all up.  It is also a great way to meet fellow new professionals and just generally show everyone how wonderful us #citylis people are!

Alternatively, you could present work from any of your essays – looking, perhaps at how technologies are changing libraries or publishing; or talk about the wonders of the Dewey Decimal Scheme or the influence of Paul Otlet – the possibilities are endless.  For example, I took my experiences and essay from the Libraries and Publishing in the Information Society module and created a presentation for the citymash Unconference last year.

I used to be really scared of presenting but since going to #citylis I have started to take every opportunity I get to present and am really enjoying it now.  It’s a vital skill in the Libraries and Information sector and this would be an amazing opportunity to develop your skills.


If you want to take part, send a 200 word paper proposal and short biography to Siobhan Morris (siobhan.morris@sas.ac.uk) by Monday 1st August 2016.

Further information can be found on the Institute of Historical Research website.

Go on – give it a go, you won’t regret it!

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Information Assistant (Academic Services) in the Library at City, University of London.
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