Category: Conferences

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

What About the Recent Past? Presenting at #citymash; and What About the Future? continued: Further Visions of Tomorrow… Today!

This a blog about a talk which was about a talk that I did at a Library Unconference. How it Started Sometime early this year, April, I think, an event called CityMash, a Libraries and Technology Unconference, was announced for 13th June.  As part of this announcement there was a call for speakers.  I began…Continue Reading What About the Recent Past? Presenting at #citymash; and What About the Future? continued: Further Visions of Tomorrow… Today!

I’ve Had My FIL: #interlend15

As far as propositions go, spending a no expenses spared* night at a plush Manchester hotel with your employer picking up the tab isn’t the worst. But throw in the phrase ‘networking opportunity’ and all of a sudden a shiver runs down my spine, all of my neck muscles tense and I quickly reach for…Continue Reading I’ve Had My FIL: #interlend15

EIUG (European Innovative User Group) 2015

WARNING: This blog posts contains an unusually high number of acronyms. Read at your own risk. In early July I attended the EIUG conference in Dublin. This year it was held as a joint conference with the IIUG (Irish Innovative User Group) as Innovative have attracted several  new Irish customers recently, including Trinity College Dublin,…Continue Reading EIUG (European Innovative User Group) 2015

CILIP Leadership Programme & Conference 2015

In July 2015, I was fortunate enough to have had the chance to have 2 new experiences, the first day of the new CILIP  Leadership programme  and the opportunity to attend the CILIP Conference 2015, both  in Liverpool (and also to meet some great new people). CILIP Leadership Programme The CILIP Leadership programme is a pilot…Continue Reading CILIP Leadership Programme & Conference 2015

EBSLG Conference

I was fortunate enough to attend the European Business School Librarians’ (EBSLG) conference in at St. Gallen University earlier this month. I delivered a paper on Creating an impact with library promotions in which I shared some of the great work of our Library Marketing Group.  Here is a summary of highlights from the conference….Continue Reading EBSLG Conference