Monthly Archives: March 2011

Cambridge Librarian TeachMeet

Why not collaborate with school librarians to engage schools with special collections? This was my thought after listening to presentations from school librarians at the Cambridge Librarian TeachMeet. Like teachers, school librarians are switched on to the students needs. They get fully involved in teaching students (particularly in … Continue reading

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Oxford exhibitionism

Yesterday’s get-together of Oxford and Cambridge college librarians was a lot of fun for all involved. My personal highlights were hearing about a collaborative exhibition which showcased special collections across Oxford University, and visiting Balliol College’s amazing new archives facility … Continue reading

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Put me in the picture

…or rather take me out of it. I’m totally embarrassed by the narcissium of having my face on the front of this blog. But it was the only nice picture of special collections and people that I have the rights … Continue reading

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Rarely Sited in Oxford

Next Monday (28th March) Suzanne Paul (Corpus Christi College) and I will be giving a fifteen minute presentation, Rarely-Sited: Seeking Collaboration in Cambridge Special Collections, at the Cambridge College Libraries Forum visit to Oxford.  The talk will take a practical look at the past, … Continue reading

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A big thank you

There is no better way to start this blog than to thank all the librarians and archivists in Cambridge University who contributed to my study of community engagement in special collections in Cambridge University colleges. It would never have worked … Continue reading

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