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Professional Identity and Development for Librarians course attended by Jonathan Winter. City, University of London

Professional Identity and Development for Librarians Blog by Jonathan Winter – Information Assistant at Cass On the 19th October 2016, I attended the ‘Professional Identity and Development for Librarians’ event at the British Library, where I took part in a course about the future identities of librarians, and subsequently will be presenting findings at the…Continue Reading Professional Identity and Development for Librarians course attended by Jonathan Winter. City, University of London

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

Visit to Aberdeen University Library

As both Jacqui and I have visited the Sir Duncan Rice Library, the stunning flagship library at the University of Aberdeen, we thought we would write a joint blog post about our experiences! Jacqui writes: I visited Aberdeen on 17th February to attend the SCURL Symposium University Challenge: Transforming your Academic Library which was held…Continue Reading Visit to Aberdeen University Library

Creating a Conference Workshop

Background Last year, myself and two colleagues, Catherine Radbourne (Subject Librarian, Health Sciences) and Fiona Paterson (E-Access Administrator), designed and ran a new interactive induction for 1st Year Nursing and Midwifery students. As less time was being given to introduce students to the resources they might require, and it was felt there might be a…Continue Reading Creating a Conference Workshop

CDP25: Changes to the Disabled Students’ Allowance – what does it mean for students, universities and libraries?

Foundling Museum, Brunswick Square, 24th April 2016. The government has proposed changes to the way Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) will be managed. This will have implications for Higher Education Institutions (HEI). Some changes could specifically have implications for Library Services. Many Librarians have been discussing what can be done to prepare, support students and anticipate…Continue Reading CDP25: Changes to the Disabled Students’ Allowance – what does it mean for students, universities and libraries?

#HASlibcamp

On Saturday 23rd April I found myself heading into work.  However, it wasn’t for an ordinary day in the office, I was attending HASlibcamp – a Health and Science Library Unconference.  I had never been to an unconference before and was a little apprehensive especially as I was leading a session.  But I needn’t have…Continue Reading #HASlibcamp

Motivating and Developing Others Through Change

Yesterday I went on a full-day course provided by our own Organisational Development team as part of the Practical Skills For Managers series of courses.  You can find more information about the series here: https://www.city.ac.uk/intranet/human-resources/organisational-development/learning-and-development-classroom/practical-skills-for-managers.  The module was delivered by Louise Shepherd of Louise Shepherd Associates. The learning aims of the course were: To enable…Continue Reading Motivating and Developing Others Through Change

KEEPING CONNECTED – HOW LIBRARIES USE SOCIAL MEDIA – November 2015

In November last year I was asked to attend this event at the Institut Francais and at the time I had recently been given control of the Facebook and Twitter accounts for the Law Library. I will happily admit that I am not a prolific user of social media: I don’t have a Twitter account…Continue Reading KEEPING CONNECTED – HOW LIBRARIES USE SOCIAL MEDIA – November 2015

Finding and using pre 1600 resources

This is just a quick guide to using resources with links to relevant pages on the British Library’s website. Registering for a reading pass The first thing to do if you want to join BL is get reading pass. This is very easy to do and you can also register before you visit. There is…Continue Reading Finding and using pre 1600 resources