Posts Tagged ‘CILIP’
Posted in Academia and Research, Arts and Culture, Librarianship, tagged Aberdeen University Library, Anne of Cleves, Aubrey Beardsley, Christopher Pressler, CILIP, Dr Karen Attar, Guildhall Library, John Rylands Library, Lambeth Palace Library, Malleus Maleficarum, Oscar Wilde, Rare Books, Rare Books and Special Collections Group, Scala Publishing, Senate House Library, Shakespeare's First Folio, Special Collections, St Andrews University Library, Treasures volumes on January 22, 2013| Leave a Comment »
Posted in Academia and Research, Blogging projects, Books and Reading, Librarianship, Medieval studies, Travel, tagged ARLIS, Blogtoberfest2012, Burrell Collection, Canada, CILIP, CPD23, Daniel Sieberg, Genevieve Antoine Dariaux, Glasgow University, International Medieval Congress, Ninth International Conference of the Book, Public speaking, Rowan Pelling, Susan Cain, William Hunter on October 25, 2012| 1 Comment »
I have a small but growing collection of etiquette books, mostly from eras now gone, and while I read them mostly out of fascination with the rituals, and for the entertainment value, I do also pick up some useful bits of advice. Genevieve Dariaux is a particular favourite, primarily for her wonderful turn of phrase. Over the past year, my etiquette and life manuals library has expanded in a new and unforeseen direction, now including books such as Quiet: the power of introverts in a world that can’t stop talking (New York: Viking, 2012) by Susan Cain, The digital diet: the 4-step plan to break your tech addition and regain balance in your life (London: Souvenir Press, 2012), by Daniel Sieberg, and, for a change of pace and tone, The decadent handbook: for the modern libertine (Sawtry, Cambs.: Dedalus, 2006), edited by Rowan Pelling. What I am really looking for, however, is a guide (person or publication) to take me through conferences, seminars, and other such events related to my professional and academic interests. (more…)
Hear ye, hear ye! Sotheby’s Institute of Art (London) is looking to add a second Assistant Librarian to our ranks. The successful applicant will join three other members of staff – Librarian, Assistant Librarian (me), and Library Assistant. Please read carefully the background information and job description below: (more…)
Posted in Academia and Research, Blogging projects, Librarianship, tagged Blogtoberfest2012, Burrell Collection, Cataloguing and classification, Cesare Vecellio, Chartership, CILIP, CPD23, Dundee University, Lifelong Learning, London Palaeography Summer School, London Rare Books School, Rare Books, Sotheby's Institute of Art, Special Collections, Strathclyde University, University of the West of Scotland on October 8, 2012| Leave a Comment »
The subtitle of the official CPD23 blog entry for Thing Ten is “Graduate traineeships, Masters Degrees, Chartership, Accreditation”. I skipped the graduate traineeship stage to go straight to the Master’s Degree, as discussed in my last CPD23-related post, in which I accidentally pre-empted this post in a fairly thorough discussion of my route into librarianship. I have registered for Chartership, which I was able to take so far before needing to put it on ice for a while; I am now close to picking up the threads thereof. (more…)
Posted in Academia and Research, Blogging projects, Librarianship, Technology, tagged Batman, Blogtoberfest2012, British Library, Canadian Library Association, Chartership, CILIP, CPD23, Evernote, Feliciter, Google Drive, Sotheby's Institute of Art on October 3, 2012| Leave a Comment »
(Disclaimer re: the title of this post, I groaned too, but I enjoy a bad pun too much to have been able to resist using it.)
Before writing this post this morning (my second as part of Blogtoberfest), I began trying to create a computer network to cover my family’s various laptops as well as the main house computer. Because I have used the latter very heavily over the past eleven months or so, I thought that this would be a good way of accessing my files and bookmarks stored therein from my laptop. Yet the instructions from the main computer’s Help and Support Centre are not exactly clear. I’ve also recently noticed that Google are somewhat annoyingly (as I’ve finally got it arranged to my satisfaction) going to discontinue iGoogle from November next year. Might Evernote be the serendipitious solution to these two issues? (Sidenote: Holy Serendipitious Solutions, Batman!) (more…)
On 8 March 2011, I received an email to confirm that I had been successful in my application for a bursary from the John Campbell Trust. I was rather delighted and giddy; I may even have bounced up and down. Now I would be able to go to Canada! The Trust “was established as an independent charitable trust through the bequest of the late Dr John Campbell, an early member of the Institute of Information Scientists. It is administered by a body of Trustees under the chairmanship of Adrienne Muir. Its purpose is to further the education and development of information professionals through grants, scholarships, research or travel awards, and thereby to enhance the knowledge and experience of the information community as a whole” (The John Campbell Trust website, last accessed 7 August 2012). There are three funding awards available from the Trust:
I would recommend all UK librarians who wish to present a paper at an overseas conference to put in an application for the Conference and Travel Bursary; the remaining two grants are intended to support librarians-in-training. Have you ever wanted to go to the apparently enormous American Libraries Association annual conference? Next year it is in Chicago, although further details are not yet available. Perhaps you don’t like long-haul flights? Have no fear! If you can withstand the rigours of a flight to mainland Europe, why not submit a proposal to MeLa*? In April 2013, their conference takes place in St. Augustine’s Monastery in Erfurt, Germany. The theme is Reflecting Remembrance, Teaching History for a Common Culture of Remembrance?, and the deadline for papers is 1 December 2012. In addition to presenting a paper, the John Campbell Trust asks you to find out more about the library and information profession and to meet colleagues in the country you visit. Look for libraries in your own field, but you might find that this is a good opportunity to visit libraries and related associations that you would not normally encounter in your day to day work.
Still need persuaded? Here’s my report of the discoveries and events of my week in Canada. I hope that it inspires some of you to apply to the John Campbell Trust; I promise that it is worth it.