On Saturday I attended #HASlibcamp, a health and science libraries ‘unconference’ hosted at City University. Alongside studying for an MA in Librarianship I’m currently working as an Information Officer at the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) so when I heard about #HASlibcamp I thought it would be a good opportunity to learn more about health librarianship in other contexts. I was also lucky enough to win a travel bursary, sponsored by UKeiG, which enabled me to attend.Read More »


Hello blog, it’s been a while…

Back in September I packed up my things and made the move from Oxford to Sheffield to start an MA in Librarianship. I told myself that I was going to document my experience doing my LIS qualification at Sheffield and I’ve not exactly done the best job (having written a grand total of nothing thus far), but no matter, here we are now! Read More »

Librarians as Teachers Conference – Part 2

This is part two of my write up each of the sessions from the Librarians as Teachers conference, held in Birmingham on the 10th June. If you’ve not already seen it, you can find part one here.

Teaching through games: the playful teacher librarian

Andrew Walsh, Academic Librarian and National Teaching Fellow at the University of Huddersfield, gave a brief introduction to his work on using games as part of information literacy teaching. We had rather a whistle-stop tour of several types of games he has developed, as well as some pointers for creating your own games.Read More »

Murder in the Library: A Library Induction Game

The gamification of learning in libraries (and the education sector in general) has been rather a hot topic for a while now. There’s a growing group of library people who are using game-based learning to engage students in library inductions and information literacy sessions which are, perhaps, typically seen by learners as ‘boring’. It’s not hard to find brilliant examples of library games – library people are blogging, tweeting and writing journal articles about them.Read More »