Category: Events

History Day 2015 at Senate House

On Friday 27th November Simon Bralee attended History Day 2015. Wearing several hats, he sought to find out more about archives and how different institutions best promoted themselves to a credulous and weary student body. What he discovered thrilled and inspired him. Archives and Collections in London History Day is an annual fair organised by…Continue Reading History Day 2015 at Senate House

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!

BLA Christmas Event – Social Media in Libraries

Last year (ahem – well this is amnesty week!) I attended the BLA Christmas Event – Social Media in Libraries. Held at Regent’s University College, it was nice to see an old colleague and also to meet famous faces from the world of Library Social Media! We were sent some pre-event reading in the form…Continue Reading BLA Christmas Event – Social Media in Libraries

Creative Library Teaching Workshop – Leeds Beckett University, May 2015

The title of this workshop really interested me. I have a background in performing arts and have dappled in creative writing (scripts for plays and short films, poetry, outlines for full length novels and/or screenplays) so I was keen to see some new ideas that I could perhaps incorporate into my teaching. We started with…Continue Reading Creative Library Teaching Workshop – Leeds Beckett University, May 2015

Whose library is it anyway? Thoughts from the CPD25 conference: Managing the Learning Environment (25th November 2014)

In 2014 I attended two CPD25 events on managing student behaviour. The first, held in March, was called ‘Managing Student Behaviour’, and was split between Customer Service skills-building in the morning and talks from representatives from different academic libraries in the afternoon. Because such a large part of managing student behaviour involves managing the environment,…Continue Reading Whose library is it anyway? Thoughts from the CPD25 conference: Managing the Learning Environment (25th November 2014)

Researcher Events at Aston & Cardiff Universities

I was very pleased to  attend 2 researcher events at the end of November, one a USLTG meeting  in Aston University and one a Teachmeet in Cardiff.  Apologies for the delay in writing up, this is due to being stricken with food poisoning and a throat infection, trying to decipher the auto correct function on my…Continue Reading Researcher Events at Aston & Cardiff Universities

The Staff Development Group Event, 11th September 2014

On a pleasant September afternoon we made our way to Russell Square to find our quiz-slash-task masters, Derek and Samantha, ready and waiting to set our away day challenges.  We were assigned three separate tasks and a map to help us with those tasks – an information scavenger hunt, a book bench quiz and a…Continue Reading The Staff Development Group Event, 11th September 2014

Talis User Group 2014

At the beginning of July I attended the 2 day Talis user group at the University of Leicester. The event was a mixture of group discussion, presentations and panel discussions and was generally an interesting update on what other universities are doing with the Aspire reading list system and the developments Talis are currently working…Continue Reading Talis User Group 2014

Space Planning with CPD25

As we grapple with the refurbishment plans for Level 6 and the decant from West Smithfield library in the coming weeks, this CPD 25 event at the London Mathematical Society in early May was a timely and interesting afternoon spend hearing from colleagues from Brunel, University of East London and the London School of Hygiene…Continue Reading Space Planning with CPD25