Author: Rachael Whitfield

Forthcoming events

September 2017 Global Library Excellence Tour – 14th September, Cardiff Central Library More information including programme and registration: http://libraryexcellence.com/ The Library Global Excellence Tour 2017 is primarily aimed at senior leaders in public and academic libraries in the UK and

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Academic Book of the Future project reports

The Academic Book of the Future Project has published the findings from its 2 year project.  The report by Marilyn Deegan states that: “the academic book/monograph is still greatly valued in the academy for many reasons: the ability to produce

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WHELF Representatives meeting update

The WHELF Representatives met on 18th-19th May, 2017 at Gregynog Hall. This was the first meeting with our new WHELF Chair, Emma Adamson (Director of Learning Services, USW). We welcomed Mairwen Owen (Head of Academic Services) from Bangor University Library

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Report from WHELF Research support events

Thank you to Beth Hall, Research Support Librarian & Academic Support Librarian at Bangor University for summarising the findings of the 3 regional events held 8th, 9th, and 10th May and  organized by the WHELF Research Group. Thank you also

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Aber LibTeachMeet on Fake news

This event was held at Aberystwyth University on 21st June 2017 and was organized by library  trainee, George Smith. The event was well attended from across Wales and very well received. A blog post outlining the talks from the day

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WHELF/HEWIT Gregynog Colloquium 2017 – presentations

Thank you to the University of Wales Trinity Saint David and Swansea University for organizing another successful and informative Gregynog Colloquium this year.  The speakers’ presentations are now available on the Colloquium website: Mon-Weds: http://www.gregynog-lis.org/library-speakers-presentations/ Weds-Fri: http://www.gregynog-lis.org/it-speaker-biographies/ Thank you also

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Report from the CONUL Conference by Beth Hall.

Thank you to Beth Hall, Research Support Librarian, Bangor University for this report: 12.06.17 I attended the CONUL annual conference, May 30th and 31st, Athlone, Ireland. CONUL is a consortium of Ireland’s main research libraries. http://www.conul.ie/ Recordings of the keynote

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Aber LibTeachMeet 2017: Information Literacy in the Age of Fake News

Aberystwyth University libraries are running a LibTeachMeet on Wednesday, 21 June 2017 from 11:00 to 15:00. This year’s theme is Information Literacy in the Age of Fake News and it will take place on Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth University. We invite

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Report from the CILIP Cymru/Wales conference

I recently attended the CILIP Cymru/Wales conference held in Llandudno 11th-12th May 2017. Thank you to MALD (Welsh Government, Museum, Archives & Libraries Division) for providing me with a sponsored place for the Thursday, this is my report from some

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Gregynog Colloquium 2017 – open for booking

The Gregynog Colloquium has been organized this year by UWTSD and Swansea University and will take place between 12th-16th June 2017. This year’s Library programme is a varied mix of topics linked to the theme of ‘Advocacy, Engagement and the

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