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

7 thoughts that only people considering volunteering at graduation will recognise*

1: Should I really be doing this, is it my place? Yes!  The events team ask for staff volunteers because they need them.  However, you need to check with your line manager and your site calendar to ensure that we can continue to provide a Library service; we still have lots of students studying, even … Continue reading 7 thoughts that only people considering volunteering at graduation will recognise*

Dance craze or design tool? Bodystorming at UXLibs II

via GIPHY Sadly it turns out that the above is not an accurate representation of bodystorming and I did not learn how to do the classic Carlton dance. Bodystorming is actually a design technique where you imagine that your new product or service exists and act out using it.  Some shops do this by getting an … Continue reading Dance craze or design tool? Bodystorming at UXLibs II