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

Taking care of your stress bucket

To mark University Mental Health Day on 7th March,  an activity was run across all library sites during four days at the beginning of March. Its goal was to give us a safe space to discuss mental wellbeing in the workplace for our benefit and the benefit of our users. Have you ever heard of…Continue Reading Taking care of your stress bucket

Practical tips for library moves and refurbishments: presentations from the BIALL Conference

When I wrote my initial post about the BIALL Conference 2018,  it was my intention to write a second post shortly afterwards about the practical tips I learned about library moves/ refurbishments.  Clearly, it is never a good idea to try to write a reflective piece 9 months after the event, however – fortunately for…Continue Reading Practical tips for library moves and refurbishments: presentations from the BIALL Conference

Active Bystander Training – Diverse-City

There’s a full day conference going on right now, Diverse-City, aimed at ‘Promoting equality and diversity and sharing experiences across City’s community’. Unfortunately I was only able to attend this one session, led by Scott Solder, but I found it very interesting and thought that some of the techniques discussed might be helpful for us…Continue Reading Active Bystander Training – Diverse-City

Successful women in the workplace

To mark International Women’s Day OD ran a series of events, including another of their successful panel discussions, this year entitled, Successful women in the workplace.   Having attended the session back in 2016 I was keen to hear what a different range of women had to say, and pick up more tips.  Interestingly, the two tips…Continue Reading Successful women in the workplace

Visit to Gray’s Inn Library

Last month a group of us visited Gray’s Inn Library, where the Librarian kindly gave us a tour of the collections. Jay and I have written up our thoughts on this very interesting library: Hilary Gray’s Inn is one of the four Inns of Court (the others being Inner Temple, Middle Temple and Lincoln’s Inn)….Continue Reading Visit to Gray’s Inn Library

Visit to the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Library

On a sunny afternoon I headed through ‘Midtown’ on a cpd25 visit to the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. This library has interested me since passing by while studying for my Masters due to the insects on the railings. It was therefore much to my delight that the tour started with a look…Continue Reading Visit to the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Library