Month: April 2018

Digifest 2018

Back in March I was lucky enough to travel to Birmingham to attend Digifest. Digifest is a large free, two day conference hosted by JISC which focuses on educational technology and is attended by a managers, academics, technologists and librarians.  I attended a range of keynotes, workshops, lightning talks which covered a range of topics…Continue Reading Digifest 2018

Focus groups with CityLIS students

LibGuides is an easy to use content management system which is used by City, University of London Library Services and  libraries across the world to create small websites which are called ‘guides’.  LibGuides is owned by a company called Springshare and is part of a suite of products called LibApps, this includes LibCal (used to…Continue Reading Focus groups with CityLIS students

Library Services Journal Club – 17th April 2018

This month’s paper, selected by Catie Tuttle, was ‘Getting the truth out: the role of libraries in the fight against fake news’ by Oliver Batchelor. Written months after the 2016 US election, the article argues that library staff have a ‘civic obligation’ to promote critical thinking skills and that the current climate presents an opportunity…Continue Reading Library Services Journal Club – 17th April 2018