Although I’m partly of Irish descent and am partial to elves and quite wanted to see a leprechaun, I had never previously visited Ireland until the recent LILAC 2016 (LILAC is The Librarians’ Information Literacy Annual Conference) at University College Dublin (UCD). I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to attend the conference and to … Continue reading LILAC 2016: Leabharlannan, Learning & Leprechauns
The panel discussion, Women in the workplace, how to shine? was one of several events held here as part of International Women’s Day on 8th March. The panel was made up of eight women in senior positions across a range of sectors, from the civil service to the circus, and here I have made an attempt at … Continue reading How to shine
I presented recently at a free event organised by the Information Literacy Group and the Tinder Foundation for public and academic library staff at the University of Liverpool in London. (I was quite pleased the receptionist thought I was a student). Jane Secker from LSE led the event and mentioned the Journal of Information … Continue reading What place does digital inclusion have in digital literacy ?
This is just a quick guide to using resources with links to relevant pages on the British Library’s website. Registering for a reading pass The first thing to do if you want to join BL is get reading pass. This is very easy to do and you can also register before you visit. There is … Continue reading Finding and using pre 1600 resources
Last November Simon Bralee charmed our readers with his review of History Day 2015. Like many librarians, it is his wont to wear many hats. In his review of that day he intrigued many with his depiction of how an information professional at the top of his game balances so many hats on his head. … Continue reading British Library pre 1600 day