Category Archives: library blogging

Synthesising and Summarising workshop

On Wednesday, I attended a workshop for NHS library staff, led by Tim Buckley Owen, on synthesising and summarising information. The workshop involved a mixture of presentations by Tim, and hands-on, practical exercises, centred on transforming a large number of … Continue reading

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Cambridge Libraries Conference 2017

Yesterday, I spent the day over at the Engineering Faculty enjoying the excellent keynote speeches, panel presentations, and lightning talks, as well as meeting up with colleagues from within Cambridge libraries and from further afield, at the annual Cambridge Libraries … Continue reading

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23 Research Things – Thing 23

Today marks the end of the #23researchcam programme. The last Thing involves the ultimate research tool – the library! As a lifelong library user, and a librarian, I thoroughly approve of framing libraries as such, and I feel very strongly … Continue reading

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23 Research Things – Thing 3

Thing 3 is all about managing your online identity, and involved the rather interesting exercise of Googling myself and seeing what came up. I was not surprised by the the results: the first led to the staff profiles section of … Continue reading

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23 Research Things – Thing 1 and Thing 2

I’m participating in 23 Research Things Cambridge, a programme run by Georgina Cronin of the Betty & Gordon Moore Library here in Cambridge. The programme involves self-directed learning about research techniques, tips and tools, and I’m very much looking forward … Continue reading

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New year, new job

My life has become somewhat simpler, in that I have gone from three part-time jobs to one full-time and one part-time job. So now I’m working in two libraries instead of three. My new full-time job is in a science … Continue reading

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How I got into library and information services

There are as many routes into the field of library and information services as there are stars in the sky, and all have their advantages and disadvantages. Some people know from early on that this is the right career for … Continue reading

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