Year: 2018

Erasmus+: Discovering Madrid libraries

In September, I visited Madrid as part of an Erasmus+ project called “Erasmus Staff Mobility Week for Librarians”. Our host was UNED, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (Distance Learning National University), born in 1972 with in mind the very British Open University. Today, UNED is the biggest university in Spain, with over 60 associated…Continue Reading Erasmus+: Discovering Madrid libraries

CSGUK Visit to Royal Holloway

Introductions Thanks to the Customer Service Group UK, this summer I, along with other lucky Information Assistants, was able to visit the library of another University and learn about their experiences. I was quite keen on a visit to Royal Holloway (I have wanted to go ever since first seeing a photo of the Founders’…Continue Reading CSGUK Visit to Royal Holloway

Shadowing of a Subject Librarian

On Thursday, 2nd August from 9:30am to 12:30, I shadowed Chris. Chris split the shadowing into three parts – one hour for general Q and A, where I asked him questions that I had prepared, one hour to look at his timetable and tasks, and one hour sitting in a meeting that he was part…Continue Reading Shadowing of a Subject Librarian

Mastering Social Sciences event

I was pleased to be invited to present at and attend the above event at Aston University. Last week,  I  managed to become excited about my quite esotheric topic Grey literature. The presentations included: Intergovernmental organisations,  statistics, parliamentary publications (from the British Library), grey literature, Research data management (the Bodleian), free maths and stats resources,…Continue Reading Mastering Social Sciences event

Visit to the Wiener Library, 9th August

On Thursday 9th August, Jonathan, Claire and Catie visited the Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust & Genocide in Russell Square. The library provides an incredibly important and invaluable source of primary historical documents as well as an actively functioning library for research.  Catie  Head of Collections, Greg Toth, estimated that the Wiener Library has: …Continue Reading Visit to the Wiener Library, 9th August

Visit to the Stuart Hall Library, 31st July 2018

A visit organised by Cpd25 gave me the opportunity to discover the Stuart Hall Library, currently located in the heart of the vibrant district of Shoreditch. This is a seemingly appropriate location for the Library of the institute of International Visual Arts (Iniva), Shoreditch being a hub for creative street art. But it is due…Continue Reading Visit to the Stuart Hall Library, 31st July 2018

Highlights from Bloomberg in Education Symposium – 20th July 2018

On Friday 20th of July, I visited the Bloomberg Headquarters in London for my second Bloomberg in Education symposium. The day-long event was attended mostly by academics, but there were also a few familiar faces from the Business Librarians Association. The day was filled with talks from academics who have integrated Bloomberg into teaching or…Continue Reading Highlights from Bloomberg in Education Symposium – 20th July 2018

Visit to the Garden Museum, 19th July 2018

Following on from the invitation circulated by ALISS, we joined a small group of fellow professionals in an area currently buzzing with projects in the Library and Archive world. The visit was to introduce us to the archive and exhibitions of the Garden Museum, recently renovated during an £8,000,000 development project (2015-2017), and holding a…Continue Reading Visit to the Garden Museum, 19th July 2018

BIALL Conference 2018 – Designing our future: debate, develop, deliver

The focus of this year’s BIALL (British & Irish Association of Law Librarians) conference was the future design of library spaces, technology and services. Taking place in Birmingham over three days in June, the conference programme encompassed a wide variety of talks from academic and law firm librarians, legal professionals and database suppliers. In this…Continue Reading BIALL Conference 2018 – Designing our future: debate, develop, deliver

CILIP Conference 2018: Highlights

Very early on Wednesday morning, bleary eyed and yawning, I made my way to Brighton for the CILIP Conference 2018 thanks to a bursary from the Academic and Research Library Group (ALRG). Spanning two days, the conference was a great experience from the interesting discussions I had with fellow library professionals to the engaging keynotes…Continue Reading CILIP Conference 2018: Highlights