ARCLIB / ARLIS joint Teachmeet in Manchester

04.03.2019 The first ARLIS and ARCLIB joint event took place at Manchester Metropolitan University Library (MMU) on a crisp Monday afternoon in early March. Gathered in one the Library’s many teaching spaces, the event got off to a thought-provoking start with participants sharing teaching ideas, techniques and tools.  Teachmeet Sally Bell Faculty Librarian, University of […]

‘Taking the Plunge: Art Librarianship as a Career Option’: yet another view

‘Taking the Plunge: Art Librarianship as a Career Option’, ARLIS/UK & Ireland Professional Development Committee,  Goldsmiths, University of London, 19 April 2017. My first ever ARLIS event was held at the library of Goldsmiths, University of London. It was good to be back in New Cross, south-east London, as I lived in this area for […]

Taking the Plunge: Art Librarianship as a Career Option, April 19, 2017 : another view

Taking the Plunge: Art Librarianship as a Career Option ARLIS/UK & Ireland Professional Development Committee, Goldsmiths, University of London, April 19, 2017 On April 19th, I attended my first ARLIS/UK & Ireland event, ‘Taking the Plunge: Art Librarianship as a Career Option’, held at Goldsmiths, University of London. I recently volunteered to give a presentation about working […]

Taking the Plunge: Art Librarianship as a Career Option, 19 April 2017

Taking the Plunge: Art Librarianship as a Career Option ARLIS UK/Ireland Professional Development Committee Goldsmiths, University of London, 19 April 2017 A personal reflection I have recently begun considering professional development. I also harbour a longing to return to my arts background. In relation to this I am keen to learn more about the art […]

Report: ‘Beginner’s Guide to Cataloguing: AACR2 and MARC21 Basics’, ARLIS/UK&Ireland Cataloguing and Classification Committee, 10 March 2017

On 10 March 2017 I attended the event ‘Beginner’s Guide to Cataloguing: AACR2 and MARC21 Basics’, organised by the ARLIS/UK & Ireland Cataloguing and Classification Committee. The event was held at the National Portrait Gallery, in a pleasant training room with enough space to mill about and get to know other participants during the coffee […]

Plymouth University student project

Amanda Russell, Senior Information Specialist at Plymouth University, writes: “I would like to share our latest collaboration with my final year Media Arts students – nearly every year I collaborate with Media Arts students (if successful in my pitch) with short films or animation to complement my teaching and support sites for all art and […]

Library as Laboratory: Bedford Creative Arts project

Library as Laboratory: Bedford Creative Arts project, November 2016 Library as Laboratory – How can Libraries exist in the future? Bedford Creative Arts has been exploring new ways that libraries can evolve for the future by bringing together artists and libraries. The result is five pioneering projects created by eight artists, ranging from festivals and […]

Imperial War Museum Library: ARLIS visit

ARLIS/UK & Ireland visit to the Imperial War Museum Library, Friday 15 April 2016. Located in Kennington, South London, the imposing building that houses the Imperial War Museum was originally opened as the Bethlem Royal Hospital in 1814. By 1930 the hospital had closed its doors, and was acquired by the museum in 1936 as […]

Talis Insight Europe 2016

Talis Insight Europe 2016 was held at The Rep (Birmingham Repertory Theatre), Birmingham, 20-21 April 2016. Many of the sessions were not art-library specific, but some of the ideas are relevant across all fields. This two-day conference was organised by the Reading List software company Talis (makers of Aspire) but had resonance for librarians who […]