Tour of Lewisham Public Library

March 6, 2007

Tour of Lewisham public library – extremely interesting to see behind the scenes of a library in a very different sector to that I’m used to. However, there are similarities; including how to attract library users, ensuring that stock purchased is of interest to the users of the service and enabling them to access a wide variety of media.
Action Point – to publicise local public library services to members, especially the People’s Network and free internet access.


Career Development Group Committee Meeting

March 6, 2007

Attended London and South East Divisions CDG Committee Meeting.

“A Librarian’s Travels” Informal Talk

February 21, 2007

Each year, the English-Speaking Union (ESU) and CILIP invite applications for the Travelling Librarian Award, from qualified librarians working in UK libraries or information centres who are members of CILIP. The Award is an opportunity to do a two-week study tour in the United States. It is intended to encourage US/UK contacts in the library world and the establishment of permanent links.  Read the rest of this entry »

Career Development Group CSO and Support

January 29, 2007

Informal meeting of London and South East Divisions CDG CSO’s and CSO Support to plan chartership, accreditation and revalidation events to be offered through the year. 

Career Development Group Committee Meeting

January 16, 2007

Attended London and South East Divisions CDG Committee Meeting.

Disaster Recovery Plan

January 11, 2007

In-house Information Centre familarisation session with Disaster Recovery Plan, including walk around building.

2nd Meeting with mentor

November 30, 2006

Met my mentor at St George’s – University of London Library.

In this second meeting we discussed the example of work I had brought with me, the template for evaluating visits and courses that I am considering using in my portfolio and moved on to further discussion of how the portfolio can be written up. This was then followed by a tour around the library and a discussion of what services are offered. Read the rest of this entry »

Critical Appraisal Skills for Healthcare Librarians

November 28, 2006

Course on how to undertake a critical appraisal, including how to understand and judge statistics and other charts and diagrams commonly used in healthcare articles.

CDG Management Seminar – Managing a Library Building Project

November 15, 2006

Talk followed by question and answer session on managing a library building project. Very informative and well presented.

Career Development Group Committee Meeting

October 25, 2006

Attended London and South East Divisions CDG Committee Meeting. Later appointed in RLO (CSO as of 2007) support role.