Category Archives: CPD

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

On the right tack

Right now I’m in a lull. The choppy waves have calmed, the skies have brightened and I’m drifting ever closer to the shore. As a gentle warm breeze motions across, there’s barely a sound to be heard, and my mind begins to wander off in… SHARK! SHARK! OMG, SHARK! Okay, so, when my new term … Continue reading On the right tack

7 thoughts that only people considering volunteering at graduation will recognise*

1: Should I really be doing this, is it my place? Yes!  The events team ask for staff volunteers because they need them.  However, you need to check with your line manager and your site calendar to ensure that we can continue to provide a Library service; we still have lots of students studying, even … Continue reading 7 thoughts that only people considering volunteering at graduation will recognise*

CDP25: Changes to the Disabled Students’ Allowance – what does it mean for students, universities and libraries?

Foundling Museum, Brunswick Square, 24th April 2016. The government has proposed changes to the way Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) will be managed. This will have implications for Higher Education Institutions (HEI). Some changes could specifically have implications for Library Services. Many Librarians have been discussing what can be done to prepare, support students and anticipate … Continue reading CDP25: Changes to the Disabled Students’ Allowance – what does it mean for students, universities and libraries?

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