Author: Samantha Oakley

Second Year Success: a library teachmeet at Swansea University

This is a guest post by Philippa Price, Subject Librarian at Swansea University Last month, Swansea University hosted a library teachmeet at its Bay Campus. The topic was ‘Second Year Success’, inspired by research which suggests that students experience a

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MarcEdit & OpenRefine Training Day

This is a guest post by Jane Daniels, Bibliographic Librarian at Cardiff Metropolitan University. On 15th March 2018 cataloguers and systems officers gathered at the National Library of Wales for an introduction to the MarcEdit and OpenRefine  packages. Being able

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How can we make the library more inclusive? Aber LibTeachMeet 2018

On Wednesday, 25th April 2018 from 11:00 to 15:00 we will be hosting this year’s Aber LibTeachMeet – a fun and informal mini-conference for sharing ideas through short presentations. This year’s theme is: How can we make the library more

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New article: collaboration in challenging times

A new article has been published open access on UKSG Insights by Janet Peters, Director of Library Services and University Librarian at Cardiff University. “Shrinking horizons – or pushing boundaries?” gives “an overview of the current benefits from collaborative working

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Second Year Success: a library teachmeet

  The WHELF Learning & Teaching group are running a teachmeet at Swansea University on Wed 21st March: There is some research to suggest that students experience a dip in performance in their second year of university (sometimes called the

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Artists’ books cataloguing day

Many thanks to Karen F. Pierce (@Darklecat) for writing this post on our recent WHELF event: On Monday 12th February a group of WHELF cataloguers and special collections staff gathered together in Cardiff to learn all about artists’ books –

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“Collaboration and the Academic Library” Shared LMS chapter

WHELF Shared LMS Programme Manager Gareth Owen and Tracey Stanley, Deputy University Librarian at Cardiff University, have just had a chapter included in a new volume “Collaboration and the Academic Library” published by Chandos Publishing. The editor of the volume

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Sue Hodges’ Contribution to Academic Book of the Future

Sue Hodges is Former Chair of WHELF and Former Director of Libraries and Archives at Bangor University. Sue contributed to the Academic Book of the Future project and her article has now been added to the project’s BOOC – an ever-developing

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WHELF Archives and Special Collections colouring book

  Join us 5-9 February 2018 for a worldwide colouring extravaganza on social media! Led by the New York Academy of Medicine Library, who first launched the campaign in 2016, libraries, archives, and museums around the world are sharing free

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Teachmeet: Be brave and bold in your teaching

Bookings are now open for a TeachMeet on the 6thFebruary, 10-2pm, in Committee Room 1 in the Glamorgan Building at Cardiff University. This has been organised by colleagues at Cardiff University as part of the activities of the WHELF Learning and Teaching

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