Monthly Archives: June 2016

Student and Community Engagement

How can libraries, archives, and museums reach out to students, get people interested in their collections, and engage with the wider public? Sometimes it takes doing something completely unexpected. Student Engagement Officer Serena Fredrick and Learning and Engagement Curator Sarah Deters shared how they are working to engaged people with the vast arrays of items housed at the Centre for Research Collections.


This presentation explored the concept of ‘engagement’ and how its meaning may differ between institutions; what are the different types of audiences institutions may focus on; and how funding opportunities may impact the types of activities an institution may provide.


An interactive session ended the presentation with participants creating their own event around one of the University’s more gruesome artefacts – a letter written in the blood of the notorious killer, William Burke.


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Welcome to KEW!

And we’re off!  The Knowledge Exchange Week is now officially underway!

Welcome poster

It was my pleasure to extend an official welcome and greeting from Edinburgh University Library to the fifteen delegates from across Europe.  As a highly ranked and prestigious world university, we are privileged to have world-class facilities, libraries, services, collections, and staff.  We are looking forward to sharing these with the delegates this week, and in learning from them and their experiences, as together we exchange professional knowledge.

If you wish to follow the week remotely, then we’re using the hashtag #EdLibKEW

Stuart Lewis (
Deputy Director of Library & University Collections

Less than one week to go!

With less than a week to go before our first ever Knowledge Exchange Week begins, we are getting excited about meeting all of our participants.

Our programme for the week has now been finalised and you can find it online here.

During the week, you will be able to follow everything that is going on by checking the blog for daily updates and following #EdLibKEW