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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

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

3 things I learned at BLA 2016

In July I attended the 60th annual Business Librarian’s Association conference at Imperial College London. Unlike last year’s annual conference in Liverpool where we stayed in the dizzying heights of the Liverpool Hilton, this year we found out how Imperial College students live in the student accommodation. The answer?  Small, but really close to Hyde … Continue reading 3 things I learned at BLA 2016

Open for Business: Visits to City Business Library and the British Library Business & IP Centre

City Business Library visits – 18 June and 14 July 2015 British Library Business & IP Centre visit – 29 July 2015 This summer we, Catie and Hilary, visited two libraries catering to small business owners, researchers and entrepreneurs in London: City Business Library and the British Library Business & IP Centre. As the Information Specialist … Continue reading Open for Business: Visits to City Business Library and the British Library Business & IP Centre

“With a little help from my [BLA] friends”: Notes from a Business Librarians Association Conference Newcomer

As far as first major conferences go, I got lucky attending BLA 2015 in Liverpool. From the very beginning, meeting Samantha at Euston, where our direct train with seat bookings to Liverpool Lime Street had been cancelled and all the other trains were severely delayed, Samantha happened to be a seasoned traveler from Euston with … Continue reading “With a little help from my [BLA] friends”: Notes from a Business Librarians Association Conference Newcomer

Whose library is it anyway? Thoughts from the CPD25 conference: Managing the Learning Environment (25th November 2014)

In 2014 I attended two CPD25 events on managing student behaviour. The first, held in March, was called ‘Managing Student Behaviour’, and was split between Customer Service skills-building in the morning and talks from representatives from different academic libraries in the afternoon. Because such a large part of managing student behaviour involves managing the environment, … Continue reading Whose library is it anyway? Thoughts from the CPD25 conference: Managing the Learning Environment (25th November 2014)