Category: Events

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

Measuring performance and spotting some trains too…..

The biennial Northumbria International Conference on Performance Measurement in Libraries and Information Services brings together around 200 delegates comprising academics from the field of Information Science alongside  library professionals from different sectors.   This year’s conference was held at the Royal York Hotel in July 2013. The programme promised a great deal of content which seemed timely, topical and relevant…Continue Reading Measuring performance and spotting some trains too…..

Umbrella 2013

CILIP’s “Umbrella” Conference is held every two years with the purpose of bringing library and information professionals from different sectors together. Under one quite big, metaphorical umbrella, as it were. This year it was held at the University of Manchester and I was there. As were six hundred or so others. It was an interesting…Continue Reading Umbrella 2013