Category Archives: learning

Life in the UK

I have spent most of September and October reading and re-reading the same book, Life in the United Kingdom: A Guide For New Residents. My house and handbag were littered with flashcards and post-it notes full of facts and figures, … Continue reading

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#uklcchat no more

Today’s #uklcchat is finished and take-up has been very low again, so this trial will come to an end (background). It has been an interesting experience to set this up and there may be things that could have been done … Continue reading

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23 Things for Information Skills

OK, so there’s a new “23 Things” blog on my radar and in my diary: Ruda√≠ 23. The course starts on 9 September and is – like most other 23 things programmes – self-directed. I am looking forward to learning … Continue reading

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First #uklcchat on Twitter

When? #uklcchat is planned to take place every 2nd Wednesday of the month from 14:00 to 15:00 UK time. What? #uklcchat is aimed at those who work in University Language Centres, such as language practitioners, teachers, librarians and administrators, and … Continue reading

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To #uklcchat or not to chat?

Inspired by the successful #uklibchat, a discussion group for librarians (and others who are interested) that takes place on Twitter, I would like to propose a lunchtime Twitter chat for those who work in University Language Centres, such as language … Continue reading

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Easel.ly

A few days ago I used I used Easil.ly for the first time, to create an illustrated version of my library’s annual statistics, inspired by recent CILIP Conference workshops I attended. It is really easy to use and turns out … Continue reading

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Further notes from #CILIPConf17

A few days ago I posted initial thoughts on the CILIP conference 2017 (programme) and had planned to write a full set of notes, but it turns out that most of my notes are basically my Twitter feed of the … Continue reading

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Notes from #CILIPConf17

I have just spent two days in Manchester, at the¬†CILIP conference 2017. It was my first time and as a result of attending I feel really proud to be a member of this vibrant professional LIS community. Key message from … Continue reading

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CPD needs analysis

In my work place we are lucky that there is a wealth of training offers we can access, both on and off the job, as well as some funding for external events and courses. But how do you decide what … Continue reading

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Notes from #AULC2017

Last week I attended the annual AULC conference, held in Belfast. It was a very inspiring and fun event! Here are some notes from the sessions I attended, plus My Conference Storify. Copies of all presentations can be accessed on … Continue reading

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