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

Work Shadowing: Library Systems Manager

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to shadow Lucy, our Library Systems Manager. It was a great opportunity to learn more about the technology our library service runs on, the job itself, and ask Lucy about her personal experiences in this role. Working with systems Lucy oversees the following systems and platforms that we … Continue reading Work Shadowing: Library Systems Manager

Visit to the British Library Business and IP Centre

Recently, a group of library staff visited Business and IP Centre (BIPC) at the British Library. Seema Rampersand was our host for the two hour visit, and she gave an extremely informative talk on BIPC’s origins, and how it serves small businesses, start-ups and entrepreneurs. The BIPC reading room consists of two floors. The entrance … Continue reading Visit to the British Library Business and IP Centre