All posts by Diane Bell

About Diane Bell

I'm a Research Librarian at City, University of London. I am interested in delivering services, collections and designing and delivering training to research students and staff in particular. My interests include information and digital literacy, writing articles and conference presentations and research-based practice.

British Library: behind the scenes

 I spent an afternoon visiting behind the scenes at the British Library at St Pancras recently. The British Library was established under  the British Library Act 1972 as the National Library of the United Kingdom, it receives funding from the Department of Media, Culture & Sport and generates some of its own income. The building was … Continue reading British Library: behind the scenes

Researcher Events at Aston & Cardiff Universities

I was very pleased to  attend 2 researcher events at the end of November, one a USLTG meeting  in Aston University and one a Teachmeet in Cardiff.  Apologies for the delay in writing up, this is due to being stricken with food poisoning and a throat infection, trying to decipher the auto correct function on my … Continue reading Researcher Events at Aston & Cardiff Universities

Erasmus staff mobility visit – Freie Universität Berlin

I was aware of the Erasmus Staff Mobility Scheme for professional support staff and applied to participate in it this year. I have a degree in Modern Languages and spent a year abroad in France and Germany as part of this. I applied to visit the Freie Universität Berlin Library which is a major research … Continue reading Erasmus staff mobility visit – Freie Universität Berlin

Sun, Sand & Seagulls : Visit to Sussex Uni Library

A good way of keeping up to date  professionally is by visiting other institutions.  Ever in search of amazing researcher support,  I intrepidly headed south to the  University of Sussex Library.  Sussex Uni is in Falmer which is near Brighton.  The Research Support section in the Library Academic Services provides dedicated support to research faculty … Continue reading Sun, Sand & Seagulls : Visit to Sussex Uni Library