Just in case you’re interested in more of my legal research for the British Library …. “Stories from the Empire” parts 1 and 2 ; this time in their Social Science blog: http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/socialscience/2013/12/stories-from-the-empire-privy-council-cases-1917-1920-contd.html…Continue Reading More British Library blogs from Alex…
Untold Lives: Alex contributes to a British Library blog
We get around, us City types! When we’re not blogging here about our staff development, we’re developing ourselves by blogging elsewhere. Alex Giles has been contributing to the British Library’s Untold Lives blog– he recently used Privy Council cases to tell a snippet from the life of Tan Ah Loy, a resident of Penang in…Continue Reading Untold Lives: Alex contributes to a British Library blog
Canada Water Library Visit by Alex Giles
©quisnovus (all other photos Alex Giles) I’m no expert on the threatened demise of the public library in this time of austerity, but I experienced more than a ray of hope on my visit last week to the recently opened Canada Water Library. Its iconic inverted pyramid design by Piers Gough of CZWG is not…Continue Reading Canada Water Library Visit by Alex Giles
Courses, Conferences and Experiences Sharing Session, 22nd August 2013
Cast your minds back to the heady days of August. Do you remember the endless sun, the heatwave that lasted for months? No, me either. Never mind, because you DO, surely, remember our fabulous August Event, the Courses, Conferences and Experiences Sharing Session? No? Well, here’s a reminder then: We kicked off with Verena Price,…Continue Reading Courses, Conferences and Experiences Sharing Session, 22nd August 2013
CPD25 visit to the British Museum by James Atkinson
On the 21th November (that’s what it said on my badge), I was fortunate enough to go on a CPD arranged tour at the British Museum. Following the British Library’s departure from the site, the Museum was left with nine departmental libraries, many of which are the best in their field. On this occasion, we…Continue Reading CPD25 visit to the British Museum by James Atkinson
Battling the elements by Fiona Paterson
I attended CILIP in London’s career and reflective practice workshop on Monday 28th October. This was the infamous day that saw train chaos due to strong winds but the course went ahead with minimal delay. My fellow attendees seemed to be from a mix of sectors and were in varying stages of their careers. The…Continue Reading Battling the elements by Fiona Paterson
Applying to study library and information science, CPD25, November 8th 2013
A guest post from one of our current graduate trainees, Alex Giles, of a course organised for CPD25 by yours truly. – Samantha What better way to cheer yourself up on a wet day in November, nursing a cold as I was, than to spend it in the company of some wise and inspiring individuals…Continue Reading Applying to study library and information science, CPD25, November 8th 2013
Thinking outside the box
It’s that time of year where people are struggling to complete their appraisal forms… If you think of the appraisal form with a heavy sigh: what would make completing it a more meaningful – even enjoyable – process? What if you approached it as your chance to try and get the most enjoyment you can…Continue Reading Thinking outside the box
Calling all Library Students and Graduate Trainees!
At the recent CILIP AGM, free membership for Library students and graduate trainees was voted in – so if you’re in this position then why not consider joining? Find out about the benefits of membership. Read the CILIP Press Release here …Continue Reading Calling all Library Students and Graduate Trainees!
Measuring performance and spotting some trains too…..
The biennial Northumbria International Conference on Performance Measurement in Libraries and Information Services brings together around 200 delegates comprising academics from the field of Information Science alongside library professionals from different sectors. This year’s conference was held at the Royal York Hotel in July 2013. The programme promised a great deal of content which seemed timely, topical and relevant…Continue Reading Measuring performance and spotting some trains too…..