All entries for Friday 20 May 2011

May 20, 2011

Not updated my blog!

I've seemed to have been very busy lately and haven't updated my blog!

I have done quite a few extra things to do with my chartership, see below:

Met with Carolyn Haresign to find out more about Lanchester library's strategy and future developments for academic services.  This increased my understanding of Lanchester library and it was interesting finding out more about the role of a subject librarian.  There is a strong emphasis on librarians doing research whether doing literature searches or applying for bids to conduct research.

Met with Antony Brewerton the Head of Academic services at The University of Warwick Library.  Antony explained about the library's strategy in-line with the University's policy.  How the role of a subject librarian is changing, using different teaching methods, working, more in departments.  The developments within the library seem very familiar as they mirrored a lot of the activities in Student Careers & Skills.

From these meeting with Carolyn & Antony I have gained a lot understanding in the role of academic librarian and how they are trying to increase the library's reach to more students and academic staff. 

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