Author Archives: Jennifer Yellin

First Month in my Second Professional Post

Since graduating with my MA in Library and Information studies in 2012, I’ve worked for nearly two years as an Assistant Librarian in a higher education business and management college. This was a great first job for a new professional … Continue reading

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LILAC 2014 – Day Three

The Student Guide to Social Media: a Case Study in Collaboration This was an interesting presentation about a collaboration between librarians and learning technologists from three different universities, who worked together in order to create an online social media guide … Continue reading

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LILAC 2014 – Day Two

Keynote Presentation: Dr Alison Head – Truth Be Told: How Today’s Students Conduct Research Our second day at LILAC started with a keynote speech from Dr Alison Head, a research scientist from the Information School at the University of Washington. … Continue reading

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LILAC 2014 – Day One

In April I had the opportunity to attend my first LILAC conference, which was hosted this year by Sheffield Hallam University. It was a much bigger event than any I’d been to before, spanning three full days of presentations, social … Continue reading

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Library Camp 2013

Last weekend I had the opportunity to attend the annual Library Camp unconference at the brand new Library of Birmingham. The new library has a very interesting layout and there are lots of unusual angles and different kinds of spaces, … Continue reading

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CILIP Social Media Executive Briefing 2013

Last week I was given the opportunity to attend CILIP’s event on the use of social media by libraries. This was a particularly useful event for me to go to because I am currently drafting up plans to create a … Continue reading

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Library Camp London 2013

A few weeks ago I went to Library Camp London at Senate House Library. For those who don’t already know, library camps are ‘unconference’ style events, which means that there is no set agenda and instead people pitch their ideas … Continue reading

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Learning to be a Supervisor

Last week I went to a CPD25 training seminar on management and supervisory skills, which was led by Peter Williams who works as an Assistant Campus Library Manager at the University of East London. I was really looking forward to … Continue reading

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End of Year Reflections and Resolutions

2012 has been an important year for my burgeoning library career, because this year I have achieved the two key milestones of passing my MA degree and finding my first professional post. I think that I’ve been quite lucky to … Continue reading

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My First Professional Post

I am happy to report that just over three weeks ago, after a period of intense job-hunting, I was offered a new job in a HE college library and I am now working as an Assistant Librarian in my first … Continue reading

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