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Reflection on UK vs US library conferences

Over the past 6-7 years, I’ve been lucky enough to attend numerous LIS conferences. In the early days this was largely due to my policy of applying for every student/new professional conference award in sight – I would highly recommend this approach! In addition to various UK-based conferences (such as CILIP, UKSG, BIALL, and more […]

Library conference topic ideas

I’ve been invited to join the conference planning committee for London Info International, which takes place in December. Here’s last year’s programme, for reference. I’m going to an initial planning meeting on Monday 6th March, and we’ve been asked to come along with topic suggestions: things we are excited about, or worried about, or want […]

Reflections on copyright in academic vs commercial sectors

Note: the below was originally drafted as a short reflection to go in my Chartership portfolio. After asking on Twitter I thought a few people might be interested to see it, so I redrafted it as a blog post. Enjoy! Having spent much of my career in ‘special’/workplace libraries, when I moved to the academic sector […]

2016 Professional Development Review

I’ve just realised that despite my resolution to blog regularly, I only managed one post last year, and that was in April! It was about attending the LILAC conference, which still feels like it was about 5 minutes ago, so I guess the year went pretty fast… There’s various reasons for my blogging silence, some […]

Reflections from LILAC 2016

Last week I was lucky to be able to attend the LILAC conference in Dublin. For those not in the know, LILAC is an annual information literacy conference, run by CILIP’s Information Literacy Group. I was really excited for LILAC, as I’ve been hearing about it from the many librarians I know and follow on […]

2015: professional development review

So, I have half an hour left of my last working day of 2015, my desk is about as tidy as it’s ever going to get… So I think I’ve got time for a quick reflection on how the year has gone! Mainly, it’s gone…fast. It doesn’t seem five minutes since I was writing my […]

Relationship Management in HE Libraries conference: reflections

In November I attended the first Relationship Management in HE Libraries conference, in lovely Stirling, Scotland. It’s been a little while since then, i know – a busy month at work means I haven’t had time to blog about it until now! I tweeted pretty solidly throughout the conference, so if you’re interested in what […]