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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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‘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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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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‘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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You are welcome at the Wellcome

The Wellcome Library, part of Wellcome Collection on Euston Road, provides “…insight and information to anyone seeking to understand medicine and its role in society, past and present”. One of the world’s major sources for the study of the history … Continue reading

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Cheers to Brno students

While it is comforting to know that universities around the world are busy with the serious business of educating the next generation,  it is also fun to consider some of the novel ideas in education. For example, in the Social Studies Library … Continue reading

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Spires in Brno

I got a bit obsessed with doors during a visit to Finland last year. This year in the Czech Republic, I’m getting a bit fixated with turrets, towers, steeples and spires. Although I really admire these high-rise additions, it has … Continue reading

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