cpd25: Digital Librarianship @ the British Library

On Friday, I attended an interesting talk about the digital side of librarianship. Part of the cpd25 Aspects training programme, it was situated in the British Library’s Knowledge Centre. From this session, I hoped to gain a little more insight into what digital librarianship involved as I felt this was something missing when undertaking my … Continue reading cpd25: Digital Librarianship @ the British Library

Reflections on LILAC 2017

I was fortunate this year to have the opportunity to attend LILAC 2017 in Swansea in April.  LILAC is the Librarians’ Information Literacy Annual Conference which is a 3 day event which attracts national and international delegates.  There are keynotes, workshops, presentations  and networking opportunities on  many different aspects of information literacy. In my free time,  … Continue reading Reflections on LILAC 2017

Library Robots, Economic Forecasts and cèilidhs

During the last week of April I spent a very sunny few days in Glasgow attending the European Business School Librarians Group conference, Library Connections: Collaboration. Co-operation, Communication at Strathclyde Business School. Day one got off to a good start with a welcome from Professor David Hillier, Executive Dean of Strathclyde Business School, in which … Continue reading Library Robots, Economic Forecasts and cèilidhs

A golden anniversary for Finsbury Library

Local historian Jiff Bayliss gave an interesting talk earlier this month as part of Finsbury Library’s 50th anniversary celebrations.  The talk described how the original public library in our neighbourhood was one of the most pioneering of its kind in the late 20th Century, before the demolition of the Skinners Estate in the 1960s, led … Continue reading A golden anniversary for Finsbury Library

On the right tack

Right now I’m in a lull. The choppy waves have calmed, the skies have brightened and I’m drifting ever closer to the shore. As a gentle warm breeze motions across, there’s barely a sound to be heard, and my mind begins to wander off in… SHARK! SHARK! OMG, SHARK! Okay, so, when my new term … Continue reading On the right tack

Professional Identity and Development for Librarians course attended by Jonathan Winter. City, University of London

Professional Identity and Development for Librarians Blog by Jonathan Winter – Information Assistant at Cass On the 19th October 2016, I attended the ‘Professional Identity and Development for Librarians’ event at the British Library, where I took part in a course about the future identities of librarians, and subsequently will be presenting findings at the … Continue reading Professional Identity and Development for Librarians course attended by Jonathan Winter. City, University of London

3 things I learned at BLA 2016

In July I attended the 60th annual Business Librarian’s Association conference at Imperial College London. Unlike last year’s annual conference in Liverpool where we stayed in the dizzying heights of the Liverpool Hilton, this year we found out how Imperial College students live in the student accommodation. The answer?  Small, but really close to Hyde … Continue reading 3 things I learned at BLA 2016