Creating a 23 Research Things programme

Today is the launch of the 23 Research Things programme that I have been working on and developing for the past few months. A lot of work has gone into it and over the next few weeks I will blog about the various Things as and when they are released. But I also wanted toContinue reading “Creating a 23 Research Things programme”

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?”

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 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”

Women and Leadership talk

So, today I attended a talk in Cambridge called New Perspectives: Women and Leadership – Taking the Leap, which was run by the Equality and Diversity, and Women’s Staff Network folk at the University of Cambridge, where I work. I’ll be honest. I wasn’t too sure. I have become a bit tired of late with allContinue reading “Women and Leadership talk”