All posts by Samantha

About Samantha

Research Librarian for Business. Based at Cass Library in Bunhill Row.

Active Bystander Training – Diverse-City

There’s a full day conference going on right now, Diverse-City, aimed at ‘Promoting equality and diversity and sharing experiences across City’s community’. Unfortunately I was only able to attend this one session, led by Scott Solder, but I found it very interesting and thought that some of the techniques discussed might be helpful for us … Continue reading Active Bystander Training – Diverse-City

Book Review: “Creative Confidence; unleashing the creative potential within all of us”

Kelley, D., 1951 and Kelley, T., (2013) Creative confidence: unleashing the creative potential within us all. London: William Collins. I have two appraisal objectives that are centred around improving services to different groups of users, and I’ve been struggling to come up with ideas. I support a course called MICL, the Masters in Innovation, Creativity and Leadership. Their … Continue reading Book Review: “Creative Confidence; unleashing the creative potential within all of us”

Motivating and Developing Others Through Change

Yesterday I went on a full-day course provided by our own Organisational Development team as part of the Practical Skills For Managers series of courses.  You can find more information about the series here: https://www.city.ac.uk/intranet/human-resources/organisational-development/learning-and-development-classroom/practical-skills-for-managers.  The module was delivered by Louise Shepherd of Louise Shepherd Associates. The learning aims of the course were: To enable … Continue reading Motivating and Developing Others Through Change

Data skills and statistics for librarians, cpd25, 1st June 2015

Three of us from City went to this event, all from the Management Information Group – we hoped it would help us to understand some of the things that we could do with the statistics we’re collecting, and also help us to identify what the right sort of things to collect are.  I’d say it … Continue reading Data skills and statistics for librarians, cpd25, 1st June 2015

Samantha’s LILAC 2014 Part 2: Bath bombs, employability and bite-size teaching

I’ve already blogged the conference overall, but there were three sessions that I particularly liked, so I thought I’d write them up in more detail.   Clarity in collaboration: making partnerships work in across-campus student skills support Employability was a theme that permeated the conference this year, as it has in the past, and as … Continue reading Samantha’s LILAC 2014 Part 2: Bath bombs, employability and bite-size teaching

Samantha’s LILAC 2014 Part One: Happy 10th Birthday LILAC!

LILAC is the Librarians’ Annual Information Literacy Conference, and this year it was held in Sheffield Hallam, 8th-10th April.  As usual it was jam-packed with speakers and delegates, and was a whirlwind of ideas, information and experience sharing. I’m going to highlight specific sessions another post, but first I wanted to share with you some … Continue reading Samantha’s LILAC 2014 Part One: Happy 10th Birthday LILAC!

Blogged elsewhere: FHEA Qualifications and Teaching as a Librarian

Quick post: I’ve been doing a spot of Moonlighting for those lovely people at #uklibchat.  They have a monthly Twitter meet up where they discuss various issues, and this time it’s about teaching and librarianship.  They asked me to write a post about my experiences and about the FHEA award (which you can work towards … Continue reading Blogged elsewhere: FHEA Qualifications and Teaching as a Librarian

Alumni Library Forum, Cass Business School, December 2013

Our Eresources Manager at Cass, Suzanne Griffiths, was a co-organiser of this event, aimed at helping librarians to support alumni at their institutions.  This user group has become more and more prominent over the last few years, so this is a timely event that she and Rachel Daniels from Cranfield University wish to run again … Continue reading Alumni Library Forum, Cass Business School, December 2013