We found time for the past!

The 2015 Aber LibTeachMeet held at the Hugh Owen Library at Aberystwyth University on June 3rd was a great success. The subject of this very informal get-together was: Finding Time for the Past: Special Collections in the Internet Age. Our first speaker, Julie Archer, gave a talk on a postcard that was found on a…

Aber LibTeachMeet is coming on the 3rd June 2015! This year’s theme is: Finding time for the past: Special Collections in the Internet Age

Amongst librarians there is often a huge enthusiasm for cataloguing and promoting their institution’s Special Collections. With the modern technology that is now available to us there has never been a better time to reproduce rare materials and disseminate them to a global audience. Yet shrinking budgets and operational priorities often mean that there is…

Aber LibTeachMeet next week!

There’s just a week to go until our Aber LibTeachMeet – the room and refreshments are all booked, and I’ve just received a bag of extra goodies from the CILIP Information Literacy Group! It will take place between 2 and 4pm, in Medrus 4, with tea and coffee included. So far we have a few different…

LibraryCamp Wales, 26th April 2014

I recently had the opportunity to attend the very first LibraryCamp Wales – held at the Glamorgan Building, Cardiff University. It was a brilliant day and I learned a lot about issues in library and information work within Wales (and further afield). I really like the informal tone of librarycamp events, and it’s something that…