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

CSGUK Visit to Royal Holloway

Introductions Thanks to the Customer Service Group UK, this summer I, along with other lucky Information Assistants, was able to visit the library of another University and learn about their experiences. I was quite keen on a visit to Royal Holloway (I have wanted to go ever since first seeing a photo of the Founders’…Continue Reading CSGUK Visit to Royal Holloway

Shadowing of a Subject Librarian

On Thursday, 2nd August from 9:30am to 12:30, I shadowed Chris. Chris split the shadowing into three parts – one hour for general Q and A, where I asked him questions that I had prepared, one hour to look at his timetable and tasks, and one hour sitting in a meeting that he was part…Continue Reading Shadowing of a Subject Librarian

Mastering Social Sciences event

I was pleased to be invited to present at and attend the above event at Aston University. Last week,  I  managed to become excited about my quite esotheric topic Grey literature. The presentations included: Intergovernmental organisations,  statistics, parliamentary publications (from the British Library), grey literature, Research data management (the Bodleian), free maths and stats resources,…Continue Reading Mastering Social Sciences event

Visit to the Wiener Library, 9th August

On Thursday 9th August, Jonathan, Claire and Catie visited the Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust & Genocide in Russell Square. The library provides an incredibly important and invaluable source of primary historical documents as well as an actively functioning library for research.  Catie  Head of Collections, Greg Toth, estimated that the Wiener Library has: …Continue Reading Visit to the Wiener Library, 9th August