LILAC conference – my top four sessions

As Hilary mentioned in her recent blog on LILAC, I also attended the conference in April, at the lovely campus of the University of Nottingham. It was the first conference I’ve attended that wasn’t law librarian-focused, and it was an opportunity for me to hear some interesting sessions and pick up some useful tips on…Continue Reading LILAC conference – my top four sessions

5 ideas for researcher support I picked up at LILAC

In April, Tom and I headed up to Nottingham for LILAC: The Information Literacy Conference. The venue for the conference was the University of Nottingham (see right for a photo of the Keighton Auditorium where the keynote speeches took place). One of the my main aims for the conference was to pick up ideas for…Continue Reading 5 ideas for researcher support I picked up at LILAC

Library Performance Measurement Conference

As the crow flies, it is about 180 miles from London to Aberystwyth.  As the combined railway services of Virgin Trains and Transport for Wales go, it’s a good deal longer than this – and takes the best part of 5 hours. So as a performance measure of this country’s railway service, this journey does…Continue Reading Library Performance Measurement Conference

Visit to the Francis Crick Institute

On the second hottest day on record I headed over to St Pancras to the Francis Crick Institute. Fortunately they had air conditioning! The Francis Crick Institute is a really interesting place. It is a pure research institution. It was launched in 2007 by Gordon Brown and founded by joining Cancer Research UK and the…Continue Reading Visit to the Francis Crick Institute

Storytelling masterclass

Once upon-a-time, in the bowels of College Building, our two adventurers, James and Rachel, set out to discover how the technique of story telling can be used to create great presentations. I signed up to this morning masterclass with the aim to make my presentations more engaging.  Whilst it was not run in the way…Continue Reading Storytelling masterclass

Work Shadowing: Library Systems Manager

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to shadow Lucy, our Library Systems Manager. It was a great opportunity to learn more about the technology our library service runs on, the job itself, and ask Lucy about her personal experiences in this role. Working with systems Lucy oversees the following systems and platforms that we…Continue Reading Work Shadowing: Library Systems Manager

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

SLA Conference, 19th June 2019

SLA Conference, 19th June 2019 On the 19th June, I spent the day with Library and Information, and Senior Library and Information Assistants at CPD25’s Annual SLA Conference, which was held this year at the Museum of London. After a lovely welcome from super organiser Martin Edwards, I took my seat for a day of…Continue Reading SLA Conference, 19th June 2019

CityUniWomen: Networking

I hate networking.  In fact, I hate talking to people I don’t know; I often don’t like talking to people I do know.  By attending the CityUniWomen event Getting the most from your networking on 15th May I hoped to get over this fear in order to make networking events slightly more pleasurable.  Thankfully, the session…Continue Reading CityUniWomen: Networking

New Professionals and Graduates Day by SLA, BIALL, and CLSIG

A month ago, I attended this full-day event organised by SLA, BIALL, and CLSIG.  There were a wide variety of attendees; from people who were finishing their library traineeships and were about to embark on getting their qualifications, to others like me who had graduated. Part of the day was dedicated to law librarianship, whilst…Continue Reading New Professionals and Graduates Day by SLA, BIALL, and CLSIG