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Meeting the challenges facing ecclesiastical libraries TAGS: | | BETH are a European group of national organisations representing librarians working in theological college, seminary, Church and monastic libraries. Solo librarians or librarians working in small teams are characteristic of …Continue reading →

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Critical Approaches to Libraries (CALC) 2023 TAGS: | | | | | | I attended the CALC Conference on 24th and 25th May and can thoroughly recommend this annual event to other professionals interested in critical librarianship. The gathering was welcoming and introduced …Continue reading →

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Artificial Intelligence : where does it fit into library strategy? Everybody’s talking about AI and Chat GPT – what will they mean? I attended an event on 20.4.2023 organised by the Information School Sheffield University which explored this question for …Continue reading →

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LILAC 2022: Being Better Teachers TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | In our third and final post about the LILAC conference (you can find part one here and part two here) I wanted to touch on the topic of becoming better …Continue reading →

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LILAC 2022: Power structures in library and information services TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Last month, three of our Academic Support Librarians team attended the LILAC conference. LILAC is a conference for librarians and information professionals who teach information literacy skills, are interested in …Continue reading →

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LILAC 2022 : Student transitions in information literacy :  from school to HE, from learners to researchers TAGS: | | | | | | | The LILAC 2022 conference in Manchester this April was a challenge and a pleasure to attend :  my first real life, in person conference for two years! I put aside …Continue reading →

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Making library data work for us TAGS: | | | On 2-4 November I attended the LibPMC Conference (International Conference on Performance Measurement in Libraries). The conference content was really varied, including a focus on the needs of stakeholders and …Continue reading →

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Decoloniality and the library (CILIPS Conference 2021) TAGS: | | | | On 7 June I attended a CILIPS conference session on Decoloniality and the library: the case at Goldsmiths, University of London, by Marilyn Clarke, Director of Library Services at Goldsmiths, University …Continue reading →

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Critical Approaches to Libraries 2021(CALC) Day 2 TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | It is once again Conference Season, where academic librarians would usually be collecting a variety of colourful lanyards, discussing who had the best snacks with mid-morning coffee and which exhibitors …Continue reading →

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Critical Approaches to Libraries 2021(CALC) Day 1 TAGS: | | | | | | | | On Monday 5 May I attended the Critical Approaches to Libraries 2021 conference, a really interesting and dynamic gathering exploring all aspects of critical practice in libraries. My first session …Continue reading →

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