Author Archives: thelibrarianerrant

About thelibrarianerrant

I'm a senior library assistant in one of the faculty libraries of the University of Cambridge. My posts here are in a personal capacity, and are on any topics relating to library and information services.

CILN Forum

Cambridge libraries have had information literacy on the agenda for a while now, and I’ve been part of the groups working on this area for some time. Last year, I was part of a small teaching and learning task and … Continue reading

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USTLG recap: part 2

This is the second of my posts recapping my time in Huddersfield for the USTLG May meeting. The previous post covered my impressions and main takeaways from the meeting itself, and can be found here. This second post will focus … Continue reading

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USTLG recap: part 1

Yesterday I got up at 4am in order to make the long trek north to Huddersfield, where the University Sciences and Technology Libraries Group (USTLG) was holding a meeting on the theme of innovative outreach and engagement projects. The full … Continue reading

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Library visit: Kings Cross and Surry Hills Public Libraries

I’ve been trying to make the effort to visit libraries in other sectors to those in which I work. The two discussed in this post are not just in another sector – public libraries – but in another country! I … Continue reading

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Cambridge Libraries Conference talk now online

In my last post, I mentioned that I had given a lightning talk at the 2018 Cambridge Libraries Conference. My talk was on the systematic reviews advent calendar that I put together in late 2017. I’m pleased to announce that … Continue reading

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Taking the plunge: Cambridge Libraries Conference 2018

If there was one common theme of the 2018 iteration of the annual Cambridge Libraries Conference, it was that good things follow when we library professionals get outside our comfort zone, challenge ourselves, and try something a bit different. With … Continue reading

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End of the year reflections

I have one day left at work before I leave for the Christmas holidays, and I wanted to spend a few moments reflecting and taking stock on the events of this year — because it’s certainly been an eventful one! … Continue reading

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