Visit to the Stuart Hall Library, 31st July 2018

A visit organised by Cpd25 gave me the opportunity to discover the Stuart Hall Library, currently located in the heart of the vibrant district of Shoreditch. This is a seemingly appropriate location for the Library of the institute of International Visual Arts (Iniva), Shoreditch being a hub for creative street art. But it is due…Continue Reading Visit to the Stuart Hall Library, 31st July 2018

Highlights from Bloomberg in Education Symposium – 20th July 2018

On Friday 20th of July, I visited the Bloomberg Headquarters in London for my second Bloomberg in Education symposium. The day-long event was attended mostly by academics, but there were also a few familiar faces from the Business Librarians Association. The day was filled with talks from academics who have integrated Bloomberg into teaching or…Continue Reading Highlights from Bloomberg in Education Symposium – 20th July 2018

Visit to the Garden Museum, 19th July 2018

Following on from the invitation circulated by ALISS, we joined a small group of fellow professionals in an area currently buzzing with projects in the Library and Archive world. The visit was to introduce us to the archive and exhibitions of the Garden Museum, recently renovated during an £8,000,000 development project (2015-2017), and holding a…Continue Reading Visit to the Garden Museum, 19th July 2018

BIALL Conference 2018 – Designing our future: debate, develop, deliver

The focus of this year’s BIALL (British & Irish Association of Law Librarians) conference was the future design of library spaces, technology and services. Taking place in Birmingham over three days in June, the conference programme encompassed a wide variety of talks from academic and law firm librarians, legal professionals and database suppliers. In this…Continue Reading BIALL Conference 2018 – Designing our future: debate, develop, deliver

CILIP Conference 2018: Highlights

Very early on Wednesday morning, bleary eyed and yawning, I made my way to Brighton for the CILIP Conference 2018 thanks to a bursary from the Academic and Research Library Group (ALRG). Spanning two days, the conference was a great experience from the interesting discussions I had with fellow library professionals to the engaging keynotes…Continue Reading CILIP Conference 2018: Highlights

Tour of Iconic Bloomberg European Headquarters and London Mithraeum, 28th June 2018

Visit of the Bloomberg European Headquarters A small group of City Library staff, academics and students headed under the sun towards  Bank Station on Thursday 28th June to discover one of the most recent additions to London’s list of iconic buildings. The Bloomberg European Headquarters soon came into view, and we were all shown into…Continue Reading Tour of Iconic Bloomberg European Headquarters and London Mithraeum, 28th June 2018

The Technology for All conference

The Technology for All Conference (Monday 19 March) was put together and hosted by University of the Arts London at their Chelsea campus in Pimlico, right opposite Tate Britain. The event was brought together and included voices from members of staff from a range of departments as well as key accessibility partners, companies and suppliers….Continue Reading The Technology for All conference

This is not a fake blog post

On what started as a rather miserable June day, Alex and I headed to Elephant & Castle to attend ‘this is not a fake conference’ at London South Bank University.  The programme was packed and included a variety of speakers. Unsurprisingly, Donald Trump was mentioned by most.  In this post I hope to provide a…Continue Reading This is not a fake blog post

Book Review: “Creative Confidence; unleashing the creative potential within all of us”

Kelley, D., 1951 and Kelley, T., (2013) Creative confidence: unleashing the creative potential within us all. London: William Collins. I have two appraisal objectives that are centred around improving services to different groups of users, and I’ve been struggling to come up with ideas. I support a course called MICL, the Masters in Innovation, Creativity and Leadership. Their…Continue Reading Book Review: “Creative Confidence; unleashing the creative potential within all of us”

Now In A Minute

I recently attended the CPD25 event, CPD and learning technology: skills for librarians to support information and digital literacy.  I was interested in how the role of the librarian intersects with learning technologies and in getting new ideas for how learning technologies could be applied to delivering information literacy teaching. The speakers, Elizabeth Charles and…Continue Reading Now In A Minute