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MA LIS Career Day

By Anne Welsh, on 10 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…)

E.T. Bryant Memorial Prize

By Anne Welsh, on 9 March 2010

Mei Yau Kan (MA LIS 2009), has been awarded the E.T. Bryant Memorial Prize by the International Association of Music Libraries for ‘Double standards: the role and value of music and film in the public library’. This is the third award in recent years to a MA LIS student, Previous winners include Michael Summers (2006, for ‘Pop music in British libraries’), and Amelie Roper (2005, for ‘The trade in music publications at the Frankfurt Book Fair in the late sixteenth century: a study of the book fair catalogues of Georg Willer).


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

Image: IAML Annual Report 2010