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Best Paper

Anne Welsh11 July 2011

Thanks to Sue Hill Recruitment for pointing out that Katie Birkwood (MA LIS 2008) and Naomi Herbert won the prize for best paper at this year’s New Professionals Conference.

The slides for paper, ‘Teaching old books new tricks: how special collections outreach can help you, your career, and your library’ are available from Katie’s blog. Naomi Herbert has also posted them, along with the interesting observation that “Despite a marked emphasis on Twitter throughout the conference, the presentations that got the audience vote were those that put emphasis on engaging people face to face or building a network outside of your usual ‘followers.'”

 

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Photo: Biddy Fisher presenting Katie and Naomi with their award, by Sarah Ison.

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.