Tag Archives: Libraries

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

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

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

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 The library provides an incredibly important and invaluable source of primary historical documents as well as an actively functioning library for research.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

cpd25: Digital Librarianship @ the British Library

On Friday, I attended an interesting talk about the digital side of librarianship. Part of the cpd25 Aspects training programme, it was situated in the British Library’s Knowledge Centre. From this session, I hoped to gain a little more insight into what digital librarianship involved as I felt this was something missing when undertaking my … Continue reading cpd25: Digital Librarianship @ the British Library

On the right tack

Right now I’m in a lull. The choppy waves have calmed, the skies have brightened and I’m drifting ever closer to the shore. As a gentle warm breeze motions across, there’s barely a sound to be heard, and my mind begins to wander off in… SHARK! SHARK! OMG, SHARK! Okay, so, when my new term … Continue reading On the right tack

Open for Business: Visits to City Business Library and the British Library Business & IP Centre

City Business Library visits – 18 June and 14 July 2015 British Library Business & IP Centre visit – 29 July 2015 This summer we, Catie and Hilary, visited two libraries catering to small business owners, researchers and entrepreneurs in London: City Business Library and the British Library Business & IP Centre. As the Information Specialist … Continue reading Open for Business: Visits to City Business Library and the British Library Business & IP Centre

BLA Christmas Event – Social Media in Libraries

Last year (ahem – well this is amnesty week!) I attended the BLA Christmas Event – Social Media in Libraries. Held at Regent’s University College, it was nice to see an old colleague and also to meet famous faces from the world of Library Social Media! We were sent some pre-event reading in the form … Continue reading BLA Christmas Event – Social Media in Libraries