Author Archives: bsakarya

Praising the IOE Library

After twenty years working at the IOE Library, I’d like to sing the praises of an extraordinary institution: the UCL Institute of Education Library.  Bear with me on this religious imagery as I’ve always seen libraries as ‘temples of learning’ … Continue reading

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Getting Started: 1, 2, 3

We’d like to welcome all new and returning students to the IOE Library.  We have wonderful collections, a vast range of online resources and knowledgeable staff whom you can get acquainted with in three ways below. #1. IOE LibGuides. The dependable IOE … Continue reading

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LILAC in Liverpool

LILAC 2018 (Librarians’ Information Literacy Annual Conference) is aimed at librarians who teach information and digital skills. Each year, the three day conference includes keynote speeches and parallel sessions covering a range of different libraries including school, public, academic and … Continue reading

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Shock, horror … no money for some libraries

Informally when I visit other libraries, I view lean, striking modern designs or historic, revered rooms that are well-stocked and proudly displayed. In contrast, during my visit here in Lisbon, it was a bit of a shock to visit the … Continue reading

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Erasmus, Freedom and Focus

There are 83 of us from universities around Europe here in Lisbon on an Erasmus Exchange Week.  I’ve talked to staff from Poland, Finland, Estonia, Germany, Lithuania, Slovenia, Turkey, Greece, Romania — a veritable Eurovision of delegates. Although we are … Continue reading

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Focus on Greece

It’s so heartening to have such a diverse student population at UCL and to find out what wondrous things they do in their own countries.   The International Education LibGuide’s March Student/Country Focus features Maria Chalari from Greece. Below is just a … Continue reading

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Focus on India

Some of our students do wondrous things when they are here in London, so it’s no surprise that they continue their amazing work when then go home. One such student is Deepa Idnani, who was awarded the Commonwealth Scholarship for her Doctoral work … Continue reading

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January 2017 Country/Student Focus: Italy

The January Country Focus is Italy provided by Frances Peruzzo in the International Education LibGuide. Ciao a tutti! My name is Francesca Peruzzo, and Italy is my country of origin. I am currently doing my PhD at the UCL Institute … Continue reading

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Calling International Students

Users of the UCL Institute of Education Library can find international resources in a variety of places: Main collection on level 5 – organised by subject Comparative collection on level 3 – organised by country Ebooks, journals & databases – … Continue reading

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Looking out, up and in

After sitting through and participating in 3 days of sessions at ECIL 2016 in Prague while networking with librarians from 51 countries, it was a relief to actually get into a room full of books. On a visit to the … Continue reading

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