Category Archives: CPD

The Road Less Travelled – Looking Beyond Traditional Library Qualification

Last month (December 12th) I attended an interesting afternoon of talks organised by cpd25 called The Road Less Travelled – Looking Beyond Traditional Library Qualification at which five speakers talked about different ways to gain further qualifications and experience following postgraduate study.   Elizabeth Charles, Assistant Director of Library Service at Birkbeck, talked about becoming … Continue reading The Road Less Travelled – Looking Beyond Traditional Library Qualification

CSGUK Visit to Royal Holloway

Introductions Thanks to the Customer Service Group UK, this summer I, along with other lucky Information Assistants, was able to visit the library of another University and learn about their experiences. I was quite keen on a visit to Royal Holloway (I have wanted to go ever since first seeing a photo of the Founders’ … Continue reading CSGUK Visit to Royal Holloway

Mastering Social Sciences event

I was pleased to be invited to present at and attend the above event at Aston University. Last week,  I  managed to become excited about my quite esotheric topic Grey literature. The presentations included: Intergovernmental organisations,  statistics, parliamentary publications (from the British Library), grey literature, Research data management (the Bodleian), free maths and stats resources, … Continue reading Mastering Social Sciences event

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

The Final Flurry

The Beast from the East and Storm Emma are wreaking havoc with the UK: it’s freezing, snowing, blowing a gale; and I have started the final two modules of my MA in Linfoservagement.  Final. Two. Modules. (Apart from the ‘D’ word that is, let’s not go there…). In your face Weather. Despite the Autumn semester … Continue reading The Final Flurry

Digital History

I recently attended a seminar at Senate House which looked at the history of how computing impacted on the study of history. This seminar was led by Dr Adam Crymble of the University of Hertfordshire. It was part of the Institute of Historical Research’s Digital History seminar series.   Syllabi  The four main sets of evidence which Dr Crymble analysed were online discussion groups, blogs and social media, and syllabi. The online discussion groups, in some cases go back several years and … Continue reading Digital History

Using Mail Merge to send Reading List emails

While attending the most recent Develop@City day this summer, I visited the City Excel Forum* booth, when Dionisis Dimakopoulos, who was staffing it and contributes to the City Excel Forum, asked me what tasks I use Excel for. I use Excel for So. Many. Things., but in the moment my mind went blank. Then the … Continue reading Using Mail Merge to send Reading List emails

cpd25: Digital Librarianship @ the British Library

On Friday, I attended an interesting talk about the digital side of librarianship. Part of the cpd25 Aspects training programme, it was situated in the British Library’s Knowledge Centre. From this session, I hoped to gain a little more insight into what digital librarianship involved as I felt this was something missing when undertaking my … Continue reading cpd25: Digital Librarianship @ the British Library