Category Archives: Digital literacy

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 Launch of the Library Journal Club

On Valentine’s Day this year staff expressed their love of learning by attending the Library Journal Club, a new monthly group founded by Arts Subject Librarian Alex Asman. The aim of the club is to read and discuss peer reviewed articles from the library and information science field, with a view to introducing new ideas … Continue reading The Launch of the Library Journal Club

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

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

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

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

What place does digital inclusion have in digital literacy ?

  I presented recently at a free event organised by the Information Literacy Group and the Tinder Foundation for public and academic library staff at the University of Liverpool in London. (I was quite pleased the receptionist thought I was a student). Jane Secker from LSE led the event and mentioned the Journal of Information … Continue reading What place does digital inclusion have in digital literacy ?