Category: Events

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

A golden anniversary for Finsbury Library

Local historian Jiff Bayliss gave an interesting talk earlier this month as part of Finsbury Library’s 50th anniversary celebrations.  The talk described how the original public library in our neighbourhood was one of the most pioneering of its kind in the late 20th Century, before the demolition of the Skinners Estate in the 1960s, led…Continue Reading A golden anniversary for Finsbury Library

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*

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