Carole Rhodes of the USTLG introduced herself and the main aims and purpose of the group which meets twice a year in November and May alternating meeting places in an attempt to overcome the North/South divide. The next event will be in Chester. On arrival I took advantage of the option to tour the Imperial College Library. … Continue reading University Science and Technology Librarians Group meeting at Imperial
On the 4th March I went to Senate House to play games, sorry, that should read learn about games, gamification and games based learning via a symposium run by In Focus, chaired by Steven Warburton (University of Surrey) and Alex Moseley (University of Leicester). At registration we received a ‘game card’ along with our badges and … Continue reading Playtime!
Steve McComb from LEaD showed us how easy Poll Everywhere is to use. You need to log a call via Service Now to set up your account but once that is done you can create our own poll. Participants in your sessions can respond either via a web link of text on their ‘phones. Questions … Continue reading Poll everywhere
This session caught my eye in the Lilac parallel sessions programme. ‘Is library induction pointless?’ Julie Moody http://plymouth.libguides.com/profile.php?uid=63242 The session was very well attended, so I wasn’t the only one. Julie had used the TV ‘Pointless’ quiz format in her Library inductions sessions. She did this to engage the students but also because in … Continue reading Lilac and ‘pointless’ library inductions
On the 21th November (that’s what it said on my badge), I was fortunate enough to go on a CPD arranged tour at the British Museum. Following the British Library’s departure from the site, the Museum was left with nine departmental libraries, many of which are the best in their field. On this occasion, we … Continue reading CPD25 visit to the British Museum by James Atkinson
I attended CILIP in London’s career and reflective practice workshop on Monday 28th October. This was the infamous day that saw train chaos due to strong winds but the course went ahead with minimal delay. My fellow attendees seemed to be from a mix of sectors and were in varying stages of their careers. The … Continue reading Battling the elements by Fiona Paterson
Pop into the Northampton Square kitchen between 12 – 2 today to see the range of technologies that we have and to ask questions of those who’ve used it. It is an informal session and the equipment is available for loan afterwards. If you aren’t sure that e-books are better than paper this could be … Continue reading Live lab lunchtime