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‘Information Literacy in the inclusive society’ at ECIL 2016

ECIL, the European Conference on Information Literacy, is in Prague from 10-13 October. In its fourth year, the conference is more international than European with almost 300 delegates coming from as far away as Japan, New Zealand, Brazil and the … Continue reading

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SAFER Research Journey

UCL has welcomed students with a list of 11 Things to start your UCL Journey. Fittingly, one of these 11 ‘things’ is getting to know the library. We realise in the library that the journey of research can be a … Continue reading

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What’s goes on inside is what counts

I’m here in Berlin for an Erasmus Libraries week and I’ve come to realise that UCL libraries have a lot in common with Freie Universität (FU) Libraries. For example: FU has almost 36,000 students; UCL has about the same number. FU uses … Continue reading

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UK Out, I’m In

I know the UK is going out, but I’m in Berlin and I’m going to do my darndest to keep European library ties revived. I’m here at Freie Universitat on an Erasmus Staff Week: Libraries in Motion – Structures and Services. It looks … Continue reading

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Migrating to IOE LibGuides 2.0

Summer 2016 will be a time of transition at the UCL Institute of Education Library as we aim to enrich the user experience both in the library and online. One key change involves IOE LibGuides. Since 2012, we have used LibGuides to support … Continue reading

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The Other Dewey

I know…. librarians are supposed to get excited about Melvil Dewey, the American educator and inventor of the Dewey Decimal system of library classification.  No disrepect to Melvil, but I am more intrigued these days with the other Dewey …. … Continue reading

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‘Troublesome knowledge’

‘Troublesome knowledge’ and threshold concepts were two of the topics covered by keynote speakers at the Information Literacy conference in Newcastle (LILAC 8-10 April 2015). The first keynote speaker to catch my imagination was Ray Land, a Durham educationalist (you can check his education publications … Continue reading

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If it’s spring, it must be LILAC

LILAC  is organised by CILIP and aimed at librarians who deal with information and digital literacy support. Lilacers come from the UK and from 30 different countries. This year, the conference is held in Newcastle from the 8-10 April. The … Continue reading

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Ch-ch-ch-changes

Changes to accessing information –whether it be your bank or a library database—can be downright annoying, especially when you’ve just acclimatised yourself to the old access route. Post-merger with UCL, we are in a phase of changes. While a great … Continue reading

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