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Tours 2

Back in January, I visited Merton College Library (“the oldest continuously functioning library for university academics and students in the world”). I was impressed by the access that members of the public have to this historic Library through a scheme … Continue reading

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Tour de Force

Working with local tour guides in the Parker Library, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge – Suzanne Paul I promised Naomi way back in June that I would write a guest post for her blog and it’s now mid-October. By way of mitigation, … Continue reading

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The Price of Everything

A schools liaison session with the historic collections in the Library at St John’s College, Oxford – Stewart Tiley Making contact I was chatting to our Schools Liaison Officer a few months ago, and she mentioned that she organized parties of sixth … Continue reading

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Cases in point: June guest posts

One thing that makes starting community engagement projects in special collections challenging is the lack of accessible written examples of good practice.  To improve the situation I have asked some librarians who are doing successful outreach to blog about their work … Continue reading

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Collaboration in the Parker Library

Suzanne Paul at the Parker Library in Cambridge has posted an extra super version of her talk at the Cambridge-Oxford College Librarians conference on 28th March. She summarises her experiences of collaboration in special collections libraries with a series of small … Continue reading

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Making connections: The Voluntary Arts Network

Some of the best advice and contacts for special collections outreach can be found outside the libraries box. If training, information or funding is labelled ‘for museums’ or ‘for arts groups’ or ‘for charities’ or ‘for [insert other]’, it might actually also … Continue reading

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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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