Librarian as Educator: doing outreach, access and education with schools

This is a blog version of a Librarians in Training session that I co-presented with Ryan Cronin. We decided to write this up for people who attended as something to refer back to, as well as for those who were unable to attend due to meetings/family commitments/geographical location etc. Please note that this was presentedContinue reading “Librarian as Educator: doing outreach, access and education with schools”

Mini update

Apologies for my blog being a bit dormant since November 2013. The main reason for this is that I have a new job! Since early January, I have been the User Experience Librarian at the Cambridge Judge Business School which is all exciting and new. I will blog about my role and what sort ofContinue reading “Mini update”

Librarian as researcher: doing research in your day job by Emma Coonan and Jane Secker (workshop write-up)

Disclaimer: as this training session was offered to University of Cambridge librarians, it may be very Cambridge-centric. However, I think there is a lot you can get from what was discussed anyway! Yesterday I attended an excellent Librarians in Training session called Librarian as research: doing research in your day job. It was presented byContinue reading “Librarian as researcher: doing research in your day job by Emma Coonan and Jane Secker (workshop write-up)”

#cilipnpd13 Workshop A: Digital libraries: modern skills mix for modern library services

Workshop A: Digital libraries: modern skills mix for modern library services Nick Stopforth, Head of Libraries and Information, Doncaster Council Intro Nick started by explaining that he is also a member of the Society of Chief Librarians (SCL) and is the lead representative for their digital offer project. Nick started working in libraries in 2001Continue reading “#cilipnpd13 Workshop A: Digital libraries: modern skills mix for modern library services”

30 New Media Tools in 30 Minutes

I have just got back from a really interesting session at the Judge Business School, run by Meg Westbury who also co-led the session on chat services in libraries that I wrote about a while ago. This session was a whirlwind experience of Meg cramming in 30 interesting new tools into 30 minutes! I wasContinue reading “30 New Media Tools in 30 Minutes”

Chat reference enquiries

Today I went to a really interesting session about using chat for enquiry work in libraries, at the Judge Business School. The session was run by Meg Westbury (JBS) and Libby Tilley (English). It was a fascinating session that confirmed a lot of what I already knew about chat and presented interesting ways of copingContinue reading “Chat reference enquiries”

I love infographics!

I found this infographic on the fabulous Ange Fitzpatrick’s tumblr and I wanted to share it too! Click to enlarge I found the stats very interesting and some were more surprising that others. I was shaking my fist slightly at the fact that I am now just too old to be counted as the superContinue reading “I love infographics!”

23 Things, THING 23!!!!

Wow! I’m actually on Thing 23. I honestly cannot believe it. It has genuinely been a heck of a struggle to get to this point. I’ve enjoyed it but there is a part of me that wishes I had considered when I would actually have the time to do all of the Things without panickingContinue reading “23 Things, THING 23!!!!”

23 Things, Thing 21

So Thing 21 is all about podcasts. I’m not all that sure as to how much statistically podcasts have really taken off over the years, but I know I have never really used the purely audio varient. I can see the benefit of them and how flexible they allow for radio listeners to be ifContinue reading “23 Things, Thing 21”