Winter Wellbeing Masterclass

I recently attended this in-house masterclass.  The presenter was Dr Sam Watts, who has worked in cancer research at Southampton Hospital and at the Department of Primary Care at the University of Southampton and now runs an Ayurvedic clinic/health food shop in West Sussex. The aim of the talk was to provide an evidence based…Continue Reading Winter Wellbeing Masterclass

Early Career Academic and Research Librarians in London launch event

EARLL (Early Career Academic and Research Librarians in London) launch Event London is unique. It has many libraries, yet a community of early career librarians doesn’t exist. Funding was granted through the UKSG Innovation awards, for free events organised by EARLL, a group created by some LSE librarians. The launch event was held on 13th…Continue Reading Early Career Academic and Research Librarians in London launch event

Visit to The Royal Courts of Justice Library

On Friday, 15th November a group of librarians and researchers met with Andrea Milns, who arranged the visit, and Stephanie Curran, the librarian. Despite several groups standing in front of the building, there were no mistakes when trying to identify attendees for our visit. After going through security checks we were informed that no photos…Continue Reading Visit to The Royal Courts of Justice Library

Developing Resilience

On Monday 11th November, I attended the Organisational Development-organised course, Developing Resilience, here at City.  The aim of the day was to show us ways to develop our own resilience through looking at how stress is generated, and presenting a toolkit to help us deal with it. Resilience is all about the ability to bounce…Continue Reading Developing Resilience

Imperial College CSGUK Visit, 12th August 2019

Some time ago now (12th August), I visited Imperial College Library Services in South Kensington that was one of a series of Customer Service Group UK visit for Library and Information Assistants that took place over the summer. Going to South Kensington during the school holidays is never a good idea but after fighting through…Continue Reading Imperial College CSGUK Visit, 12th August 2019

Welcome to the Wellcome Collection

The Wellcome Collection and Library is based at 183 Euston Road and is free to visit.  It has permanent and temporary exhibitions  https://wellcomecollection.org/exhibitions  and specialises in the history of medicine. Sir Henry Wellcome was a pharmacist, entrepreneur, philanthropist and collector.  On his death in 1936, his will established a charity to advance medical and scientific…Continue Reading Welcome to the Wellcome Collection

LILAC conference – my top four sessions

As Hilary mentioned in her recent blog on LILAC, I also attended the conference in April, at the lovely campus of the University of Nottingham. It was the first conference I’ve attended that wasn’t law librarian-focused, and it was an opportunity for me to hear some interesting sessions and pick up some useful tips on…Continue Reading LILAC conference – my top four sessions

5 ideas for researcher support I picked up at LILAC

In April, Tom and I headed up to Nottingham for LILAC: The Information Literacy Conference. The venue for the conference was the University of Nottingham (see right for a photo of the Keighton Auditorium where the keynote speeches took place). One of the my main aims for the conference was to pick up ideas for…Continue Reading 5 ideas for researcher support I picked up at LILAC

Library Performance Measurement Conference

As the crow flies, it is about 180 miles from London to Aberystwyth.  As the combined railway services of Virgin Trains and Transport for Wales go, it’s a good deal longer than this – and takes the best part of 5 hours. So as a performance measure of this country’s railway service, this journey does…Continue Reading Library Performance Measurement Conference

Visit to the Francis Crick Institute

On the second hottest day on record I headed over to St Pancras to the Francis Crick Institute. Fortunately they had air conditioning! The Francis Crick Institute is a really interesting place. It is a pure research institution. It was launched in 2007 by Gordon Brown and founded by joining Cancer Research UK and the…Continue Reading Visit to the Francis Crick Institute