Category Archives: Visits

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

Visit to the Stuart Hall Library, 31st July 2018

A visit organised by Cpd25 gave me the opportunity to discover the Stuart Hall Library, currently located in the heart of the vibrant district of Shoreditch. This is a seemingly appropriate location for the Library of the institute of International Visual Arts (Iniva), Shoreditch being a hub for creative street art. But it is due … Continue reading Visit to the Stuart Hall Library, 31st July 2018

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