Monthly Archives: January 2011

Classroom display and the death of a pioneering publisher

Our January exhibition in the library features books about classroom display, and includes a number of posters and wallcharts from our Curriculum Resources collection. To illustrate the change in styles over time, Elizabeth, who assembled the display, has also included … Continue reading

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Save Our Libraries Day, 5th February

If you’re reading this post, I’m guessing you agree with the importance of access to library services. Although, as a research library this doesn’t apply to us directly, I feel it’s important to support our close relatives, the public libraries. CILIP … Continue reading

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No access to Special Collections in the Library expected until the end of March

During February and March 2011, there will be no access to our Archives, Special Collections and stores. Work is starting to create a mezzanine floor in our biggest store room, which will greatly increase our storage space and improve access … Continue reading

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Making an Impact – using archives in the classroom

Archivists tend to know their collections, if not inside-out, definitely extremely well; and there will always be that moment when he or she delves into the depths of the collection and pulls out a little gem of an item. But … Continue reading

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Don’t you hate it when….

…. your favourite shop changes layout and nothing is on the shelf you expect it to be on? I sheepishly have to admit that we’re been done a bit of shelf shifting in the library lately, yet there is method … Continue reading

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Bedtime reading for Mr Gove

As he embarks on yet another re-drafting of the National Curriculum, Mr Gove might be interested in an earlier proposal: ‘The education of man to consist of three stages, of seven years each. The first seven to comprehend the teaching … Continue reading

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OECD iLibrary

Barbara Sakarya, our International and Comparative Collections Librarian, was telling me recently about the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), which had published the PISA 2009 results. These triennial surveys of key competencies of 15-year-old students in OECD member countries … Continue reading

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