USTLG Meeting 16th May 2014 Full programme

The next meeting of the UK University Science and Technology Librarians’ Group (USTLG) will be held on: Friday 16th May 2014

Theme: Promoting the role of libraries, library services and librarians

Venue: Room 2.01, Postgraduate Centre,
Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh

Book a place
Attendance at the meeting is free
The usual charge for lunch is waived thanks to the
Royal Society of Chemistry Chemical Information and Computer Applications Group
Travelling to Heriot-Watt University’s Edinburgh Campus

Programme

10.00am – 10.30am:  Tour of Cameron Smail Library – book in advance.
10.30am – 10.55am:  Arrive and register (tea/coffee).
11.00am – 11.05am:  Mike Roch, Director of Information Services, Heriot-Watt: Welcome.
11.05am – 11.10am:  Carole Rhodes, Liverpool: Welcome on behalf of USTLG.
11.10am – 11.40am:  Sarah Kelly, Heriot-Watt, “Using print and digital media to promote Library services.”
11.40am – 12.10pm:  Lisa Haddow, Stirling, “Research bites – trying to engage with reticent researchers.”
12.10pm – 12.40pm: Sarah George, Bradford “Marketing to non-users.”
12.40pm – 1.30pm:  Lunch (sponsored by RSC-CICAG).
1.30pm – 2.00pm:  Jeremy Frey, Southampton,on behalf of RSC-CICAG, “The future of experimental data:  libraries and laboratory notebooks.”
2.00pm – 2.30pm:  Lynne Robinson, Sunderland, “How we put the FUN into how we market our library services.”
2.30pm – 3.00pm:  Maren Schroeder, Kingston, “Facilitating an enhanced library experience through social media.”
3.00pm – 3.25pm:  Discussion tables
3.25pm – 3.40pm:  Feedback from discussion tables
3.40pm – 3.45pm:  Closing remarks
4.00pm – 4.30pm:  Tour of Cameron Smail Library – book in advance.

Discussion tables were introduced at our November 2013 meeting to make things more interactive.  Please send ideas for discussion themes to Kirsty Thomson in advance of the meeting.  Themes could be around promotion or could be about anything else you want to discuss with your sci-tech librarian colleagues.

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USTLG meeting May 2014

The next USTLG meeting will take place on Friday 16th May 2014 at Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh.

The theme will be Promoting the role of libraries, library services and librarians.

More details, including booking and travel information, are available on the Next meeting page.

Call for speakers: if you have something to say about promotion, whether it be about promoting libraries or their services or promotion of/by librarians, please contact Carole Rhodes.

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Presentations available

Presentations from the 28th November 2013 meeting on What sci-tech librarians need to know are now available from the Past meetings pages.  There’s also the feedback from the discussion groups and the day’s tweets at USTLG Storify.

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Successful Winter 2013 meeting

Forty-nine delegates attended the USTLG meeting on 28th November 2013 at Kings College London.  Thank you very much to the speakers who guided us towards What sci-tech librarians need to know,  to everyone who participated in and fed back from the lively discussion groups and to our welcoming hosts and tour guides at Kings.  Presentations and a Storify of the day’s tweets will appear on the Website soon.

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USTLG Meeting 28th November 2013 Discussion Topics

At our meeting on the 28th November 2013 we are introducing Discussion Tables (may have to be renamed Discussion Sessions due to a lack of tables) into the day. As part of your booking, we asked you all to suggest topics for discussion. A big thank you to everyone who suggested topics. We have received so many varying topics we thought we would try and cover as many as possible by having each “table” discuss a different topic and then have a quick round up from each group at the end of each Discussion session.

To help this run smoothly, and so you can (hopefully) discuss the topic area you are most interested in, there will be sign up sheets available for the morning and afternoon discussion sessions. However to help you decide we have also included a preview of the topics up for discussion below. We hope that you find these sessions valuable.

Morning discussion session

  • Information Literacy  for Science/technology/engineering students
  • Supporting the transition to University
  • Referencing and referencing software
  • Supporting Research
  • Getting and staying up to date in Science Subject Librarianship

Afternoon discussion session

  • Ebooks
  • Social Media
  • Research Data Management
  • How to cope with Increasing student numbers
  • Top teaching tips – bring and share

 

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USTLG Meeting 28th November 2013 Full programme

The next meeting of the UK University Science and Technology Librarians’ Group (USTLG) will be held on: Thursday 28th November 2013

Theme: What sci-tech librarians need to know

Venue: Weston Room, Maughan Library, King’s College London
Directions to the Strand campus and Maughan Library

Lunch: The usual charge is waived thanks to IEEE

Please book by emailing the booking form below to Elizabeth Simpson, elizabeth.m.simpson@kcl.ac.uk

10.00am – 10.30am:  Tour of the Maughan Library – book in advance.
10.30am – 10.55am:  Arrive and register (tea/coffee).
11.00am – 11.05am:  Welcome to King’s
11.05am – 11.10am:  Moira Bent – Welcome on behalf of USTLG
11.10am – 11.35am:  Alison McNab, Nottingham – Making an impact as a new subject librarian
11.35am – 12.00pm:  Niamh Tumelty, Cambridge – 7 pillars – through an Engineering lens

12.00pm – 12.45pm:Discussion tables

12.45pm – 1.45pm:  Lunch (sponsored by IEEE)

1.45pm – 2.10pm:  Eszter Lucaks and Richard Blount – Marketing that FITS (Fun, Interactive, Targeted, Succinct).
2.10pm – 2.35pm: Elizabeth Simpson, King’s College London – Developing new ways to engage our students – Camtasia and Libguides
2.35pm – 3.00pm: Shazia Arif and Monique Ritchie, Brunel – Research Data Management: Finding our role at Brunel University

3.00pm – 3.45 pm: Discussion tables

3.45pm – 4.00pm: Moira Bent – Close of the day
4.00pm – 4.30pm:  Tour of the Maughan Library – book in advance.

 

Booking:
Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment. You can book your place with Elizabeth Simpson, elizabeth.m.simpson@kcl.ac.uk

Please remember to state if you would like to go on one of the tours and at which time. Please mention any special dietary requirements you have, as well as any accessibility requirements.

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Booking form   USTLG Meeting: What sci-tech librarians need to know, Thursday 28th November 2013

Name:

Job title:

Institution:

I will require lunch (the usual charge is waived thanks to sponsorship from IEEE)
Please complete further details below
Special dietary requirements:
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Vegetarian [ ]
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Access or other specific requirements:

I would like to attend a tour of the Maughan library at:
10.00am [ ]
4.00pm [ ]

Suggestions for discussion topics:

I am happy for my name, job title, institution and email address to appear on a delegate list given out at the meeting: Yes/No

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Winter 2013 meeting

We have set the date for the next USTLG meeting: Thursday 28th November 2013(please note this is the revised date).
It will be at Kings College London.

Have a suggestion for a theme or a presentation?
Please get in touch with Lynne Meehan, who is putting the programme together.

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Presentations available

Presentations from the 22nd May 2013 meeting on Supporting international students are now available from the Past meetings pages.

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Successful Spring 2013 meeting

Forty-six delegates attended another inspiring USTLG meeting on Supporting international students at Leeds University on 22nd May 2013.

Many thanks to our speakers, who provided varied viewpoints on the challenges of supporting these diverse users, whether they are studying at partner institutions or campuses abroad, or coming to the UK and encountering the ‘library shock’ of getting to grips with our practices and terminology.

Thanks to Knovel for sponsoring the meeting and to Sara Thornes and colleagues at Leeds University for their excellent organisation and engaging library tours.

Thank you to Moira Bent for chairing the meeting and making first time USTLG members feel welcome.

Our dedicated tweeters were keeping those who couldn’t make it up to date via #ustlg and Lynne Meehan has produced a Storify on the USTLG Spring 2013 Meeting – Supporting International Students page.  Presentations from the meeting will be uploaded to this page soon.

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USTLG Meeting 22nd May 2013 Full Programme

The next meeting of the UK University Science and Technology Librarians’ Group (USTLG) will be held on: Wednesday 22nd May 2013

Theme: Supporting international students

Venue: Edward Boyle Library, University of Leeds
Directions to the campus
Directions for the Edward Boyle Library

Lunch: The usual charge is waived thanks to Knovel

Please book by emailing the booking form below to Sara Thornes, S.L.Thornes@leeds.ac.uk

10.00am – 10.30am:  Tour of the Edward Boyle & Brotherton Libraries – book in advance.
10.30am – 10.55am:  Arrive and register (tea/coffee).
11.00am – 11.05am:  Dr Stella Butler, University Librarian, Leeds: Welcome.
11.05am – 11.10am:  Moira Bent, Newcastle: Welcome on behalf of USTLG.
11.10am – 11.40am:  Simon Maller, Head of Taught Postgraduate Admissions & Jacqui Brown, Head of International Office, Leeds, “International recruitment: issues and challenges facing the sector in a highly competitive market”.
11.40am – 12.10pm:  Zelda Chatten, Liverpool, “XJTLU: Liverpool’s joint venture with a Chinese university”.
12.10am – 12.40pm: Kirsty Carver, Bradford “Supporting international students at the University of Bradford”.
12.40pm – 1.40pm:  Lunch (sponsored by Knovel).
1.40pm – 2.10pm:  Tim Moxey, Product Sales Manager, Knovel.
2.10pm – 2.40pm:  Moira Bent & Jenny Campbell, Newcastle “Notes from a distant island: library experiences from Newcastle’s International Branch Campus in Singapore”.
2.40pm – 3.10pm:  Jenny Coombs, Nottingham, “The University of Nottingham: moving towards a global university”.
3.10pm – 3.40pm: Alison Lahlafi, Sheffield Hallam, “’Library shock’ – addressing the expectations and realities of the library for international students at Sheffield Hallam University.”
4.00pm – 4.30pm:  Tour of the Edward Boyle & Brotherton Libraries – book in advance. 

Booking:
Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment. You can book your place with Sara Thornes, s.l.thornes@leeds.ac.uk.

Please remember to state if you would like to go on one of the tours and at which time. Please mention any special dietary requirements you have, as well as any accessibility requirements.

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Booking form   USTLG Meeting: Supporting international students, Wednesday 22 May 2013 

Name:

Job title:

Institution:

I will require lunch (the usual charge is waived thanks to sponsorship from Knovel)
Please complete further details below
Special dietary requirements:
None [ ]
Vegetarian [ ]
Vegan [ ]
Other [ ]

Access or other specific requirements:

I would like to attend a tour of the Edward Boyle and Brotherton libraries at:
10.00am [ ]
4.00pm [ ]

I am happy for my name, job title, institution and email address to appear on a delegate list given out at the meeting: Yes/No

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