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Library Performance Measurement Conference

As the crow flies, it is about 180 miles from London to Aberystwyth.  As the combined railway services of Virgin Trains and Transport for Wales go, it’s a good deal longer than this – and takes the best part of 5 hours. So as a performance measure of this country’s railway service, this journey does…Continue Reading Library Performance Measurement Conference

Visit to the Francis Crick Institute

On the second hottest day on record I headed over to St Pancras to the Francis Crick Institute. Fortunately they had air conditioning! The Francis Crick Institute is a really interesting place. It is a pure research institution. It was launched in 2007 by Gordon Brown and founded by joining Cancer Research UK and the…Continue Reading Visit to the Francis Crick Institute

SLA Conference, 19th June 2019

SLA Conference, 19th June 2019 On the 19th June, I spent the day with Library and Information, and Senior Library and Information Assistants at CPD25’s Annual SLA Conference, which was held this year at the Museum of London. After a lovely welcome from super organiser Martin Edwards, I took my seat for a day of…Continue Reading SLA Conference, 19th June 2019

Visit to the Aga Khan Library

The Aga Khan Centre opened in Summer 2018 and is “a place for education, knowledge, cultural exchange and insight into Muslim civilisations. The organisations that are located here work together to bridge the gap in understanding about Muslim cultures and to connect the public to global development issues.” Location and Building I first spotted The…Continue Reading Visit to the Aga Khan Library

Active Bystander Training – Diverse-City

There’s a full day conference going on right now, Diverse-City, aimed at ‘Promoting equality and diversity and sharing experiences across City’s community’. Unfortunately I was only able to attend this one session, led by Scott Solder, but I found it very interesting and thought that some of the techniques discussed might be helpful for us…Continue Reading Active Bystander Training – Diverse-City

Visit to the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Library

On a sunny afternoon I headed through ‘Midtown’ on a cpd25 visit to the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. This library has interested me since passing by while studying for my Masters due to the insects on the railings. It was therefore much to my delight that the tour started with a look…Continue Reading Visit to the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Library

ALISS Visit to the Royal Albert Hall

On the 6th November, Justyna and James made the voyage down the Piccadilly Line to South Kensington for an ALISS organised trip to the Royal Albert Hall Archives featuring a tour of the building and a talk about the Hall’s relationship with the women’s suffrage movement:                  …Continue Reading ALISS Visit to the Royal Albert Hall

Shadowing of a Subject Librarian

On Thursday, 2nd August from 9:30am to 12:30, I shadowed Chris. Chris split the shadowing into three parts – one hour for general Q and A, where I asked him questions that I had prepared, one hour to look at his timetable and tasks, and one hour sitting in a meeting that he was part…Continue Reading Shadowing of a Subject Librarian

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

BIALL Conference 2018 – Designing our future: debate, develop, deliver

The focus of this year’s BIALL (British & Irish Association of Law Librarians) conference was the future design of library spaces, technology and services. Taking place in Birmingham over three days in June, the conference programme encompassed a wide variety of talks from academic and law firm librarians, legal professionals and database suppliers. In this…Continue Reading BIALL Conference 2018 – Designing our future: debate, develop, deliver