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CILIP Conference 2018: Highlights

Very early on Wednesday morning, bleary eyed and yawning, I made my way to Brighton for the CILIP Conference 2018 thanks to a bursary from the Academic and Research Library Group (ALRG). Spanning two days, the conference was a great experience from the interesting discussions I had with fellow library professionals to the engaging keynotes…Continue Reading CILIP Conference 2018: Highlights

The Technology for All conference

The Technology for All Conference (Monday 19 March) was put together and hosted by University of the Arts London at their Chelsea campus in Pimlico, right opposite Tate Britain. The event was brought together and included voices from members of staff from a range of departments as well as key accessibility partners, companies and suppliers….Continue Reading The Technology for All conference

This is not a fake blog post

On what started as a rather miserable June day, Alex and I headed to Elephant & Castle to attend ‘this is not a fake conference’ at London South Bank University.  The programme was packed and included a variety of speakers. Unsurprisingly, Donald Trump was mentioned by most.  In this post I hope to provide a…Continue Reading This is not a fake blog post

Book Review: “Creative Confidence; unleashing the creative potential within all of us”

Kelley, D., 1951 and Kelley, T., (2013) Creative confidence: unleashing the creative potential within us all. London: William Collins. I have two appraisal objectives that are centred around improving services to different groups of users, and I’ve been struggling to come up with ideas. I support a course called MICL, the Masters in Innovation, Creativity and Leadership. Their…Continue Reading Book Review: “Creative Confidence; unleashing the creative potential within all of us”

Now In A Minute

I recently attended the CPD25 event, CPD and learning technology: skills for librarians to support information and digital literacy.  I was interested in how the role of the librarian intersects with learning technologies and in getting new ideas for how learning technologies could be applied to delivering information literacy teaching. The speakers, Elizabeth Charles and…Continue Reading Now In A Minute

Supporting Students and Staff with Mental Health Disorders

On the afternoon of 27th April, I rushed down to Bloomsbury in time to attend the CPD25 event: Supporting Students and Staff with Mental Health Disorders. I had been very much looking forward to this event so I could learn more about how we can better look after our students (and staff) during their time…Continue Reading Supporting Students and Staff with Mental Health Disorders

Library Robots, Economic Forecasts and cèilidhs

During the last week of April I spent a very sunny few days in Glasgow attending the European Business School Librarians Group conference, Library Connections: Collaboration. Co-operation, Communication at Strathclyde Business School. Day one got off to a good start with a welcome from Professor David Hillier, Executive Dean of Strathclyde Business School, in which…Continue Reading Library Robots, Economic Forecasts and cèilidhs

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

CILIP New Professionals Day 2016

On a day that I seem to recall was quite a nice day, actually, I ventured to CILIP Headquarters for their annual New Professionals Day (the day was Friday the 28th of October 2016).  Attended by Graduate Trainees, current Masters students and the recently graduated, the day offers many talks about different aspects of starting…Continue Reading CILIP New Professionals Day 2016