Category Archives: professional involvement

Swap your papers now!

A bit of a random post but I have finally managed to write down what I have talked to people about for a while now… One day I would like to attend a conference where nobody presents their own presentation … Continue reading

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Saving while using the library

Have you ever thought about how much you could save by not buying all the books you read? Could you estimate it? Well, if you had ever wondered… The American Library Association (ALA) has published a Library Value Calculator. (Here’s … Continue reading

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Budgets

I’ve had several conversations about personal budgets this year already, so here’s a template that you may find useful: BudgetTemplate. I created this with a librarian’s wage in mind but if you don’t earn that amount, or your spending habits … Continue reading

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Annual AULC conference 2018 #AULC2018 #SBSAULC2018

Another January, another AULC conference. No more Storify, so no pretty pictures this time… but here’s the full programme and my notes: Day 1 Opening Keynote: Elissavet Amanatidou (Brown University): From major to minor: reconfigured pedagogies and curricular transformations in … 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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First #uklcchat – summary

Access the first #uklcchat Storify by clicking here. And the agenda for the next #uklcchat on 11 October.

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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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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┬áCILIP 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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