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

Building a Community of Librarians

Building a Community of Librarians Conference by M25 Consortium 30th May 2019, 4-6pm I attended this afternoon session at the Institute of Mathematics, in Russell Square, almost by accident, but in the end, found it useful and engaging. There were two presentations, one by Ka-Ming Pang, Academic Achievement Librarian at Roehampton University, and another by…Continue Reading Building a Community of Librarians

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

Management at City – Is it for me?

Management at City – Is it for me? One day course. Jonathan Winter Derek suggested that I attend this course, so buoyed by his faith in me, I arrived yesterday morning with eleven other staff from across City. Louise, the trainer, started with John Adair’s widely used Functional Leadership model that looks at the workplace…Continue Reading Management at City – Is it for me?

Visit to the Aga Khan Library

The Aga Khan Centre opened in Summer 2018 and is “a place for education, knowledge, cultural exchange and insight into Muslim civilisations. The organisations that are located here work together to bridge the gap in understanding about Muslim cultures and to connect the public to global development issues.” Location and Building I first spotted The…Continue Reading Visit to the Aga Khan Library