Applying to study library and information science, CPD25, November 8th 2013

A guest post from one of our current graduate trainees, Alex Giles, of a course organised for CPD25 by yours truly. – Samantha What better way to cheer yourself up on  a wet day in November, nursing a cold as I was, than to spend it in the company of some wise  and inspiring individuals…Continue Reading Applying to study library and information science, CPD25, November 8th 2013

Calling all Library Students and Graduate Trainees!

At the recent CILIP AGM, free membership for Library students and graduate trainees was voted in – so if you’re in this position then why not consider joining? Find out about the benefits of membership. Read the CILIP Press Release here  …Continue Reading Calling all Library Students and Graduate Trainees!

Measuring performance and spotting some trains too…..

The biennial Northumbria International Conference on Performance Measurement in Libraries and Information Services brings together around 200 delegates comprising academics from the field of Information Science alongside  library professionals from different sectors.   This year’s conference was held at the Royal York Hotel in July 2013. The programme promised a great deal of content which seemed timely, topical and relevant…Continue Reading Measuring performance and spotting some trains too…..

Visit to University of Warwick Library: Researcher Support – Diane

Visit to University of Warwick Library: Researcher Support  – Diane Like Frodo, I packed my rucksack and took water and lembas bread for my trip to University of Warwick Library at Gibbet Hill.  Before my voyage, I did my research and discovered I was headed to Coventry rather than Warwick. I was brave and fearless…Continue Reading Visit to University of Warwick Library: Researcher Support – Diane

Sun, Sand & Seagulls : Visit to Sussex Uni Library

A good way of keeping up to date  professionally is by visiting other institutions.  Ever in search of amazing researcher support,  I intrepidly headed south to the  University of Sussex Library.  Sussex Uni is in Falmer which is near Brighton.  The Research Support section in the Library Academic Services provides dedicated support to research faculty…Continue Reading Sun, Sand & Seagulls : Visit to Sussex Uni Library

Back to School! …must be time to make some lists.

So, it’s nearly that time again… the start of the new academic year! It’s around this time that I always get in a big panic about not having enough time to get everything done, and decide that I need to be more organised. This tends to manifest itself in a spot of desk-tidying – indeed,…Continue Reading Back to School! …must be time to make some lists.

Umbrella 2013

CILIP’s “Umbrella” Conference is held every two years with the purpose of bringing library and information professionals from different sectors together. Under one quite big, metaphorical umbrella, as it were. This year it was held at the University of Manchester and I was there. As were six hundred or so others. It was an interesting…Continue Reading Umbrella 2013

Reflections on starting @ City

I started working here at City as Research Librarian in February 2013  and here are a few highlights from my time here so far: I have enjoyed learning new things, using social media such as writing the Citylibresearchers  blog  and using Twitter to engage with academics and others.   I have enjoyed doing presentations to staff…Continue Reading Reflections on starting @ City