Category Archives: Conferences

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

History Day 2017

On Tuesday I was lucky to be invited to History Day 2017. This annual event brings together the cream of academics, archivists and librarians specialising in history. Although aimed at a specialist audience, it was a friendly day and all the stall holders and guests were keen to promote their resources as widely as possible. … Continue reading History Day 2017

Reflections on LILAC 2017

I was fortunate this year to have the opportunity to attend LILAC 2017 in Swansea in April.  LILAC is the Librarians’ Information Literacy Annual Conference which is a 3 day event which attracts national and international delegates.  There are keynotes, workshops, presentations  and networking opportunities on  many different aspects of information literacy. In my free time,  … Continue reading Reflections on LILAC 2017

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

Dance craze or design tool? Bodystorming at UXLibs II

via GIPHY Sadly it turns out that the above is not an accurate representation of bodystorming and I did not learn how to do the classic Carlton dance. Bodystorming is actually a design technique where you imagine that your new product or service exists and act out using it.  Some shops do this by getting an … Continue reading Dance craze or design tool? Bodystorming at UXLibs II

Measuring Value Conference at Birmingham City University, 4th May 2016

On May the Fourth, a day when the Force was with me at times, I ventured up to Birmingham for an Information Literacy conference at Birmingham City University.  The day didn’t start too well as I got lost trying to get out of Birmingham New Street station.  Back when I was a student in Birmingham, … Continue reading Measuring Value Conference at Birmingham City University, 4th May 2016

CILIP Copyright Executive Briefing – April 2016

On 7 April I attended this event, which is an annual event for copyright professionals. It is not just for HE; there were delegates there from a very wide range of sectors, such as museums, law firms, ande government institutions such as the Department of Health. There was even someone from Algeria on the attendance … Continue reading CILIP Copyright Executive Briefing – April 2016

LILAC 2016: Leabharlannan, Learning & Leprechauns

Although I’m partly of Irish descent and am partial to elves and quite wanted to see a leprechaun, I had never previously visited Ireland until the recent LILAC 2016  (LILAC is The Librarians’ Information Literacy Annual Conference) at University College Dublin (UCD).  I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to attend the conference and to … Continue reading LILAC 2016: Leabharlannan, Learning & Leprechauns

#Citymash 2015 – unorganising an unconference

In the summer of 2014, as a respite from my dissertation, I spent a day at Pi And Mash, a Mashed Library unconference held at Senate House library. Mashed Library, as its website says, aims to bring “together interested people and doing interesting stuff with libraries and technology “. I attended sessions covering topics such … Continue reading #Citymash 2015 – unorganising an unconference