Year: 2017

City Forum

So how did it come to pass that I was caught scoffing a tasty muffin in the recent all staff meeting?  Well, I’d just arrived hot foot from the first City staff forum and although having back to back meetings curtailed my opportunity to mingle with other University colleagues  at the forum, the opportunity to…Continue Reading City Forum

History Day 2017

On Tuesday I was lucky to be invited to History Day 2017. This annual event brings together the cream of academics, archivists and librarians specialising in history. Although aimed at a specialist audience, it was a friendly day and all the stall holders and guests were keen to promote their resources as widely as possible….Continue Reading History Day 2017

Digital History

I recently attended a seminar at Senate House which looked at the history of how computing impacted on the study of history. This seminar was led by Dr Adam Crymble of the University of Hertfordshire. It was part of the Institute of Historical Research’s Digital History seminar series.   Syllabi  The four main sets of evidence which Dr Crymble analysed were online discussion groups, blogs and social media, and syllabi. The online discussion groups, in some cases go back several years and…Continue Reading Digital History

Using Mail Merge to send Reading List emails

While attending the most recent Develop@City day this summer, I visited the City Excel Forum* booth, when Dionisis Dimakopoulos, who was staffing it and contributes to the City Excel Forum, asked me what tasks I use Excel for. I use Excel for So. Many. Things., but in the moment my mind went blank. Then the…Continue Reading Using Mail Merge to send Reading List emails

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

Visit to the London Library

On March 9th, I joined other members of CILIP’s Academic and Research Libraries Group for a tour of the London Library. Our guide for the day was Helen O’Neil, the Archive, Heritage & Development Librarian. As we were led up and down the many staircases in the Library, Helen pointed out portraits of notable past…Continue Reading Visit to the London Library