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Learning to Catalogue

Anne Welsh2 July 2011

MA LIS student Jennifer Howard has had an article published in the latest issue of Catalogue & Index, the main practitioner journal for cataloguing in the UK:

Jennifer Howard. ‘Learning to catalogue in 2010-11’. Catalogue & Index 163: 10-11.

Given the topic, it may be of interest to students enrolling for this year’s MA LIS, alongside Genny Grim’s and Sarah Maule’s accounts in Catalogue & Index 162.

SLAIS alumnus Lorraine Mariner also has an article in the current issue:

Lorraine Mariner. ‘RDA and the small, specialist library’. Catalogue & Index 163: 12-13.

The current year’s issues of Catalogue & Index can be accessed online by members of Cilip’s Cataloguing and Indexing Group. (Previous years are open access). UCL subscribes to Catalogue & Index, and registered users can access issues from 1998 to date via the UCL ejournals service.

 

Image: Cataloguing and Indexing Group

Cambridge to Warwick

Anne Welsh20 June 2011

Sarah Anderson (MA LIS 2010) has been appointed as a Metadata Librarian at Warwick University, where she will be working mainly on the institutional repository. She will be relocating from Cambridge, where she worked while studying for her Masters part-time.

If you are a DIS or SLAIS alumnus with professional news to share, do get in touch.

Image: UCL Graduate School. Graduation Ceremonies 2007.

SLA Conference 2011

Anne Welsh12 June 2011

This weekend sees the start of the Special Libraries Association Conference in Philadelphia. This year two of the four Early Career Conference Awards have been presented to UCL Alumni, Chris Cooper and Natalia Madjarevic (both MA LIS 2009). You can find out more about the awards and their winners on the SLA Europe blog. Natalia will also be blogging and tweeting about the conference.

If you are a DIS or SLAIS alumnus, with professional news to share, do get in touch.

Images: SLA Europe blog

MA LIS Career Day

Anne Welsh10 June 2011

left to right:

Katharine Schopflin, Mei Yau Kan, Jennie-Claire Perry, Elly O’Brien

 

 

Each year the MA LIS programme organises a career day for students due to complete their studies. The morning session consists of formal presentations from Michael Martin (CILIP Qualifications) and one of the recruitment agencies. This year Nicola Franklin of Fabric Recruitment shared her experience and offered advice, which she has summarised on the Fabric blog.

In the afternoon we invite practitioners to talk about various aspects of working in the information sector. This year, Elly O’Brien (Bazian) talked about health libraries, Mei Yau Kan (ICAEW) about the commercial sector, Jenni-Claire Perry (University of the Arts) about academic libraries and cataloguing, and Katharine Schopflin (Houses of Parliament) about library management and working across different sectors. (more…)

RDA Executive Briefing

Anne Welsh25 May 2011

Thomas Meehan (MA LIS, 2000) is one of the speakers at CILIP’s Executive
Briefing on new cataloguing standard RDA
in Manchester.

Thomas studied at the then School of Library, Archive and Information
Studies (now Department of Information Studies) while working full-time for UCL Library Services. He now heads up the current cataloguing team
there, and gives occasional guest lectures to students on the MA LIS
core module Cataloguing and Classification.

Big Bang

Anne Welsh27 April 2011

This month’s Library + Information Update includes an article by Katie Birkwood (MA LIS 2008) about the Hoyle Project at St John’s College, Cambridge :

Katie Birkwood. ‘Big Bang.’ Library + Information Update, April 2011: 40-42.

CILIP members can access the journal online. It is available in hardcopy in UCL Science Library.

Katie blogs about her activities on Girl in the Moon.

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If you are an alumnus of one of our courses and have news to share, please send an email, including your course and year of graduation to the address on our ‘About’ page.

 

Why Libraries Are Great

Anne Welsh11 February 2011

Why Libraries Are Great – by Katie Birkwood from chichard41 on Vimeo.

Katie Birkwood (MA LIS 2008) gave a presentation about the role of libraries at Ignite London 4, which coincidentally is co-organised by current research student Claire Ross.

You can read Katie’s own account of Ignite, and generally keep up with her news and acvitivies on her blog, Girl in the Moon.

Beyond Books

Anne Welsh31 January 2011

Katie Birkwood (MA LIS 2008) and Emma Cragg have co-authored an article in the Guardian careers section:

Emma Cragg and Katie Birkwood. ‘Beyond books: what it takes to be a 21st century librarian.’ Guardian Careers, 31 January 2011.

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If you are an alumnus of one of our courses and have news to share, please send an email, including your course and year of graduation to the address on our ‘About’ page.

Legal Information profession in the recession

Anne Welsh16 April 2010

 

This month’s Library & Information Update includes a feature article by MA LIS graduates, Chris Cooper and Anne Coles:

‘One year on: the legal information profession in the recession.’ Library & Information Update, April 2010: 40-41.

This article follows up Chris’s essay “In the 2009 Recession the Value of Legal Information and Legal Information Professionals will Increase rather than Decrease”, which won the BIALL Dissertation Award 2009.

CILIP members can access Update online. It is available in hardcopy in UCL Science Library.

 

(A version of this item was originally posted to the UCL DIS News & Events page by D.J. Clarke)

Image: Library & Information Update

 

 

UK APE Dissertation Prize

Anne Welsh16 April 2010

Jennie Courage (MA Publishing 2009), now working at OUP, has been awarded the first ever UK Association for Publishing Education Prize for her Masters dissertation,  ‘Making e-books easy for everyone to read: accessibility and the visually impaired.’

 

(A version of this item was originally posted to the UCL DIS News & Events page by D.J. Clarke)

Image: UK Association for Publishing Education