Author: Rachael Whitfield

Farewell to Sue Hodges

We bid farewell at the end of this month to Sue Hodges, Chair of WHELF and Director of Libraries and Archives at Bangor University. Sue joined WHELF in 2011 and played a key role in developing a new governance structure

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In memory of Judith Agus

Judith Agus, former College Librarian at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (RWCMD), sadly passed away on Tuesday 14th February 2017. Judith retired from RWCMD in December 2014 and was a greatly respected and dedicated librarian and a

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NLW Strategy Review 2017

The National Library of Wales (NLW) have launched a consultation on their Strategy, “Safeguarding Wales’ Culture and Heritage for All: Moving the National Library Forward 2017-2021”.  NLW would like to engage with as many people as possible in the consultation

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Call for papers – Gregynog Colloquium 2017

Every year WHELF and HEWIT organise a residential colloquium at Gregynog Hall, the University of Wales’ conference centre. This is an annual opportunity for Library and IT staff and practitioners at all levels to collaborate and share best practice.   This year’s

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Academic Book Week

Academic Book Week celebrates the diversity, innovation and influence of academic books in all their forms and will be taking place from the 23rd-28th January 2017. In support of this event WHELF will be holding a workshop on the theme

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LILAC conference 10-12th April 2017

This year LILAC (Librarians’ Information Literacy Annual Conference) will be taking place from the 10-12th April 2017 at Swansea University’s Bay Campus. This conference is “aimed at librarians and information professionals who teach information literacy skills, are interested in digital

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Event report: WHELF Employability LibTeachMeets

Many thanks to Helen Bader (Assistant Librarian (Drama), Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama) for writing this report on her experience of attending the recent Employability LibTeachMeet at Swansea University: In November 2016 the WHELF Learning and Teaching Group

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WHELF Annual Report

The WHELF Annual Report for the academic year 2015-16 is now available. The report highlights the collective work of WHELF along with news and developments from the WHELF institutions. The report can be downloaded in English or Welsh from the

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Toolkit for library collaboration

The Sconul Collaboration Strategy Group have developed a toolkit for library collaboration “to aid the selection and development of efficient and effective shared services within and beyond the HE library sector”.  The toolkit has been authored by Richard Parsons, University

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WHELF Reps meeting summary October 2016

The WHELF Representatives met at Gregynog Hall on Thursday 28th October-Friday 29th October 2016. These are some of the topics that were addressed at the meeting. For the first session of the meeting we welcomed Einir Young, Director of Sustainability

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