Year: 2018

The Launch of the Library Journal Club

On Valentine’s Day this year staff expressed their love of learning by attending the Library Journal Club, a new monthly group founded by Arts Subject Librarian Alex Asman. The aim of the club is to read and discuss peer reviewed articles from the library and information science field, with a view to introducing new ideas…Continue Reading The Launch of the Library Journal Club

The Final Flurry

The Beast from the East and Storm Emma are wreaking havoc with the UK: it’s freezing, snowing, blowing a gale; and I have started the final two modules of my MA in Linfoservagement.  Final. Two. Modules. (Apart from the ‘D’ word that is, let’s not go there…). In your face Weather. Despite the Autumn semester…Continue Reading The Final Flurry

The Egypt Exploration Society Archive

One afternoon in December, a group of library staff ventured out into deepest darkest Bloomsbury on a trip to the Egypt Exploration Society. Upon arrival, we were ushered into a room full of boxes of letters and paintings and books on display. Dr. Carl Graves gave an illuminating talk on the history of the society,…Continue Reading The Egypt Exploration Society Archive

A salty visit

A visit to Salter’s Hall The medieval salter was a most important man in his society. Salt was an important preservative of food. It also helped in “any operation where ‘chemical’ action was required”. The Salters’ Company received its first license under Richard II in 1394, although it may be much older. The Salters’ Company…Continue Reading A salty visit