Category Archives: Conferences

LILAC conference – my top four sessions

As Hilary mentioned in her recent blog on LILAC, I also attended the conference in April, at the lovely campus of the University of Nottingham. It was the first conference I’ve attended that wasn’t law librarian-focused, and it was an opportunity for me to hear some interesting sessions and pick up some useful tips on … Continue reading LILAC conference – my top four sessions

5 ideas for researcher support I picked up at LILAC

In April, Tom and I headed up to Nottingham for LILAC: The Information Literacy Conference. The venue for the conference was the University of Nottingham (see right for a photo of the Keighton Auditorium where the keynote speeches took place). One of the my main aims for the conference was to pick up ideas for … Continue reading 5 ideas for researcher support I picked up at LILAC

Building a Community of Librarians

Building a Community of Librarians Conference by M25 Consortium 30th May 2019, 4-6pm I attended this afternoon session at the Institute of Mathematics, in Russell Square, almost by accident, but in the end, found it useful and engaging. There were two presentations, one by Ka-Ming Pang, Academic Achievement Librarian at Roehampton University, and another by … Continue reading Building a Community of Librarians

Practical tips for library moves and refurbishments: presentations from the BIALL Conference

When I wrote my initial post about the BIALL Conference 2018,  it was my intention to write a second post shortly afterwards about the practical tips I learned about library moves/ refurbishments.  Clearly, it is never a good idea to try to write a reflective piece 9 months after the event, however – fortunately for … Continue reading Practical tips for library moves and refurbishments: presentations from the BIALL Conference

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