Happy New Year! And welcome back to Developing@City on this horrible grey and rainy Monday morning. Back in the wilds of November, which seems a million years or so ago now, I attended the 2013 London LibTeachMeet at Imperial College. A LibTeachMeet is a low-cost way of sharing teaching experiences, good practices, bits of research … Continue reading London LibTeachMeet 2013
We get around, us City types! When we’re not blogging here about our staff development, we’re developing ourselves by blogging elsewhere. Alex Giles has been contributing to the British Library’s Untold Lives blog– he recently used Privy Council cases to tell a snippet from the life of Tan Ah Loy, a resident of Penang in … Continue reading Untold Lives: Alex contributes to a British Library blog
Cast your minds back to the heady days of August. Do you remember the endless sun, the heatwave that lasted for months? No, me either. Never mind, because you DO, surely, remember our fabulous August Event, the Courses, Conferences and Experiences Sharing Session? No? Well, here’s a reminder then: We kicked off with Verena Price, … Continue reading Courses, Conferences and Experiences Sharing Session, 22nd August 2013
A guest post from one of our current graduate trainees, Alex Giles, of a course organised for CPD25 by yours truly. – Samantha What better way to cheer yourself up on a wet day in November, nursing a cold as I was, than to spend it in the company of some wise and inspiring individuals … Continue reading Applying to study library and information science, CPD25, November 8th 2013
So, it’s nearly that time again… the start of the new academic year! It’s around this time that I always get in a big panic about not having enough time to get everything done, and decide that I need to be more organised. This tends to manifest itself in a spot of desk-tidying – indeed, … Continue reading Back to School! …must be time to make some lists.
Lucy’s posted on the Summon at City University London blog so you can find out a bit more about our new link resolver. I’m pretty pleased with the work we’ve done on this: it’s going to make it a lot easier to track down an article from a citation in an abstract-only database, or on … Continue reading New Link Resolver! Part of the Summon Implementation Project
Exciting times are afoot… we’re about to start work implementing a new search and discovery tool that has the potential to open up our online collections to our users in a really interesting way. It’s called Summon, and Lucy’s written about on the project’s blog. Go and have a look at what it’s all about! … Continue reading Summon at City!
Just a quick post to let you know about tonight’s UKLibChat – the topic is ‘Librarians and Personality’, and the chat will take place between 18:30 and 20:30 this evening, Thursday 21st February. The idea is simple: the organisers will tweet questions from their account, @uklibchat, and everyone joins in with answers and conversation using … Continue reading Join in with the Twitterati Tonight!
Everyone loves a good blog, but constantly having to go back and check for updates is a bit of a bore. Luckily there’s a couple of ways that you can have the blog content pushed out to you without you having to remember to come back here and look at the time. Email The first … Continue reading Email and RSS: subscribe to the blog
Our very first guest post! This piece was written by James Atkinson, one of our Information Assistants working in Health. He recently attended this CPD25 event aimed at IAs and graduate trainees interested in applying to study Library and Information Science. Full disclaimer: your venerable host for this post, Samantha, was one of the organisers … Continue reading Applying to Library School… And Beyond! 2012: a CPD25 Event