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

ALISS Visit to the Royal Albert Hall

On the 6th November, Justyna and James made the voyage down the Piccadilly Line to South Kensington for an ALISS organised trip to the Royal Albert Hall Archives featuring a tour of the building and a talk about the Hall’s relationship with the women’s suffrage movement:                  …Continue Reading ALISS Visit to the Royal Albert Hall

Discover more about the Women on Boards initiative at City

As you may know, City is a corporate member of Women on Boards, an initiative designed to give women the information and connections they need to take up board or committee level positions as non-executive directors, trustees or governors. City’s membership allows staff members at City the opportunity to sign up for the Women on…Continue Reading Discover more about the Women on Boards initiative at City

The Road Less Travelled – Looking Beyond Traditional Library Qualification

Last month (December 12th) I attended an interesting afternoon of talks organised by cpd25 called The Road Less Travelled – Looking Beyond Traditional Library Qualification at which five speakers talked about different ways to gain further qualifications and experience following postgraduate study.   Elizabeth Charles, Assistant Director of Library Service at Birkbeck, talked about becoming…Continue Reading The Road Less Travelled – Looking Beyond Traditional Library Qualification

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