Category Archives: Visits

Visit to The Royal Courts of Justice Library

On Friday, 15th November a group of librarians and researchers met with Andrea Milns, who arranged the visit, and Stephanie Curran, the librarian. Despite several groups standing in front of the building, there were no mistakes when trying to identify attendees for our visit. After going through security checks we were informed that no photos … Continue reading Visit to The Royal Courts of Justice Library

Imperial College CSGUK Visit, 12th August 2019

Some time ago now (12th August), I visited Imperial College Library Services in South Kensington that was one of a series of Customer Service Group UK visit for Library and Information Assistants that took place over the summer. Going to South Kensington during the school holidays is never a good idea but after fighting through … Continue reading Imperial College CSGUK Visit, 12th August 2019

Welcome to the Wellcome Collection

The Wellcome Collection and Library is based at 183 Euston Road and is free to visit.  It has permanent and temporary exhibitions  https://wellcomecollection.org/exhibitions  and specialises in the history of medicine. Sir Henry Wellcome was a pharmacist, entrepreneur, philanthropist and collector.  On his death in 1936, his will established a charity to advance medical and scientific … Continue reading Welcome to the Wellcome Collection

Visit to the British Library Business and IP Centre

Recently, a group of library staff visited Business and IP Centre (BIPC) at the British Library. Seema Rampersand was our host for the two hour visit, and she gave an extremely informative talk on BIPC’s origins, and how it serves small businesses, start-ups and entrepreneurs. The BIPC reading room consists of two floors. The entrance … Continue reading Visit to the British Library Business and IP Centre

Visit to the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Library

A group of us from the law library recently visited the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies library. IALS The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) was established in 1947 as a national centre to promote academic legal research, and its library has one of the largest legal research collections in Europe. It is used by … Continue reading Visit to the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Library

Erasmus+: Discovering Madrid libraries

In September, I visited Madrid as part of an Erasmus+ project called “Erasmus Staff Mobility Week for Librarians”. Our host was UNED, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (Distance Learning National University), born in 1972 with in mind the very British Open University. Today, UNED is the biggest university in Spain, with over 60 associated … Continue reading Erasmus+: Discovering Madrid libraries

CSGUK Visit to Royal Holloway

Introductions Thanks to the Customer Service Group UK, this summer I, along with other lucky Information Assistants, was able to visit the library of another University and learn about their experiences. I was quite keen on a visit to Royal Holloway (I have wanted to go ever since first seeing a photo of the Founders’ … Continue reading CSGUK Visit to Royal Holloway

Mastering Social Sciences event

I was pleased to be invited to present at and attend the above event at Aston University. Last week,  I  managed to become excited about my quite esotheric topic Grey literature. The presentations included: Intergovernmental organisations,  statistics, parliamentary publications (from the British Library), grey literature, Research data management (the Bodleian), free maths and stats resources, … Continue reading Mastering Social Sciences event

Visit to the Wiener Library, 9th August

On Thursday 9th August, Jonathan, Claire and Catie visited the Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust & Genocide in Russell Square. The library provides an incredibly important and invaluable source of primary historical documents as well as an actively functioning library for research.  Catie  Head of Collections, Greg Toth, estimated that the Wiener Library has:  … Continue reading Visit to the Wiener Library, 9th August