Top 5 things Millennials hate!

1. Sweeping generalisations of an entire age group based on poor scholarship. (see: digital natives) 2. Judgmental articles blaming Millennials for problems created by earlier generations. 3.¬†Criticism of Millennials asking for (legal) fair pay and hours. 4. Being labelled as a selfish and apathetic generation when actually being engaged with global social issues. 5. BeingContinue reading “Top 5 things Millennials hate!”

Am I ready for the researcher of the future?

Well…am I? To answer this question I went along to an all-day seminar run by ALPSP whose name kept on being mentioned as if they were also a well known mountain range which was very confusing. I normally don’t like the whole ‘future’ emphasis/descriptors that many training events use. I get that we need toContinue reading “Am I ready for the researcher of the future?”

ARLG and social media policies

Mid-way through the Social Media Driving Licence, I hopped in to Meg Westbury‘s car and we drove down to the University of Sussex to give a workshop on Social Media Policies as part of the 2014 ARLG conference. For those of you not caught up with the heady array of acronyms in librarianship, ARLG isContinue reading “ARLG and social media policies”

Social Media Driving Licence

So one of the main things that I did over the summer was co-teach the wonderful Social Media Driving Licence with my colleagues Andy and Ange. The main premise for the course was to teach and empower members of staff across Cambridge Judge Business School in their social media endeavours. We had a whole rangeContinue reading “Social Media Driving Licence”

Pushing back and branching out

I’ve just finished reading an editorial by Wendi Arant-Kasper and Wyoma vanDuinkerken from Texas A&M University from the Journal of Academic Librarianship called “Other duties as assigned: internal consultants in academic libraries”. (DOI: 10.1016/j.acalib.2013.10.015) and it got me thinking about something that has been bugging me on and off for the past few months. LibrariansContinue reading “Pushing back and branching out”

So what does a UX Librarian do anyway?

I’ve been in my new job as UX Librarian at Cambridge Judge Business School Information and Library Services for just over two months now so I thought it was high time I wrote about what I actually do. The TL;DR version: lots! I first heard about the UX job when Andy Priestner blogged about it,Continue reading “So what does a UX Librarian do anyway?”

Innovating, inspiring, creating and disrupting: a report on the i2c2

On 5th March 2014, I headed up to Manchester with my lovely boss Andy to attend i2c2, a conference themed around Innovation, Inspiration and Creativity (‘conference’ is the second C) with the aim to use positive disruption to improve libraries. I am very fortunate to work where I do because I have been in librariesContinue reading “Innovating, inspiring, creating and disrupting: a report on the i2c2”

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)”

CILIP 2014 Hustings: membership fees #cilip2014

I thought I would do a quick blog post about last night’s CILIP 2014 Election Hustings rather than try to pick it apart on Twitter as 140 characters can only provide so much. I had a question answered that I had posted on Twitter about the current fees tiers and if they were linked toContinue reading “CILIP 2014 Hustings: membership fees #cilip2014”