Category Archives: Social Media

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

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

Overview of the Library Science Course at City University

In September 2013, I returned from my honeymoon ready to start Married Life.  I was also preparing to imminently start a Masters course at City University London in Library Science: the induction was about a week after our return. A few weeks ago I finished the course by handing in my dissertation, the idea for which … Continue reading Overview of the Library Science Course at City University

#Citymash 2015 – unorganising an unconference

In the summer of 2014, as a respite from my dissertation, I spent a day at Pi And Mash, a Mashed Library unconference held at Senate House library. Mashed Library, as its website says, aims to bring “together interested people and doing interesting stuff with libraries and technology “. I attended sessions covering topics such … Continue reading #Citymash 2015 – unorganising an unconference

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