USTLG meeting 15th May 2024 and organising group

The next meeting of the University Science and Technology Librarians’ Group (USTLG) will be held on Wednesday 15th May 2024 at Imperial Colleage, London, sponsored by CAS.

A new USTLG organising group is being convened to plan this and future meetings.  If you would like to be a member of the organising group, please contact Carole Rhodes.

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Spring 2023 presentations available

It was wonderful to meet in person again at the University of Sheffield on 17th May 2023.  Great to see familiar faces and also to welcome new members of the group. 

Thank you to our hosts for their warm welcome and for the tours of the Diamond, an innovative 24/7 study space and the Western Bank Library with its current exhibition. 

Thanks to CAS for their sponsorship, which enabled us to offer this as a free meeting.

Thank you to our speakers, drawn from the group, who offered their varied perspectives on sci-tech librarianship and tackled themes from open educational resources to transnational education.

Slides have been uploaded to the Past meetings pages. Recordings – as requested by members who couldn’t make it – will follow.

As always it was lovely to have an informal opportunity to share experiences, pain points and possible solutions with like-minded librarians – over lunch we discussed one-to-one appointments and reference management packages amongst other things. 

We’ve decided to continue with face-to-face meetings every year in May. 

If you would like to be involved in the organisation, suggest a theme or offer to speak, please contact Carole Rhodes.

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USTLG meeting 17th May 2023 programme

The next meeting of the University Science and Technology Librarians’ Group (USTLG)  will be held on Wednesday 17th May 2023.
Venue: ICOSS building, University of Sheffield, 219 Portobello Sheffield S1 4DP. Theme: Experiences of sci-tech librarianship.
Reserve your place via Eventbrite.
Attendance at the meeting is free. The usual charge for lunch is waived thanks to CAS.

Programme

10.30am – 10.55am: Arrive and register (tea/coffee.)
11.00am – 11.05am: Welcome.
11.05am – 11.35am: Oliver Allchin, Emily Herron & Helen Moore, Sheffield: “Textbook tears and traumas: the drive to promote open educational resources (OERs).”
11.35am – 12.05pm:  Chris Whitfield, Rothamsted Research: “Providing a library service for a specialist research institute.”
12.05pm – 12.35pm: Anne Jones & Lee Walsh-Benn, CAS, Sponsor presentation.
12.35pm – 2.00pm: Lunch – sponsored by CAS.
2.00pm – 2.30pm: Laura Woods, Huddersfield: “Teaching information literacy to engineers: early insights from a PhD study.”
2.30pm – 3.00pm: Sam Piker, Brunel: “Academic liaison across the Great (Fire)Wall: supporting transnational education programmes in China.”
3.00pm – 3.30pm: Amanda Brennan & Heather Marshall, Glasgow Caledonian: “’Supporting transnational education in Africa: working in partnership’”
3.30pm – 3.35pm: Close

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USTLG meeting 17th May 2023

The next face-to-face meeting of the University Science and Technology Librarians’ Group will take place on Wednesday 17th May 2023 at the University of Sheffield.

To celebrate meeting in person again, we’d like to invite speakers from the group to talk about their experience of sci-tech librarianship.  If you would like to speak, please drop a line to Carole Rhodes.

Reserve your place via Eventbrite and keep an eye on the USTLG Website for further updates.

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Future USTLG meetings

Thank you for all the supportive suggestions about future USTLG meetings.

There is appetite for face-to-face meetings to facilitate informal networking, making connections and getting to know other sci-tech librarians.

We could have a half-day meeting online during the autumn term and a day meeting face-to-face in the summer term at a venue with good transport links.

If you would like to host a meeting – online or in-person – or to become part of the USTLG organising group, please contact Carole Rhodes.

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June 2022 meeting cancelled

Unfortunately we’ve not had enough sign-ups to make the June 2022 meeting viable, so we’ve taken the difficult decision to cancel.

Please drop a line to Carole Rhodes with your ideas for future meetings: online or in-person, best time of the year to meet, sci-tech themes you would like to address.

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USTLG meeting 24th June 2022: bookings open and call for speakers

We are excited to hold our first face-to-face meeting of the University Science & Technology Librarians’ Group in two years.  Please join us at the University of Kent for this event on Friday 24th June 2022.

The meeting theme is Supporting the switch to Open in STEM.
We’ll discuss how to facilitate and promote open access to research in science, technology, engineering and maths.

As always speakers are drawn from within the group.  If you would like to present, please drop Carole Rhodes an email with a title and a brief description of your talk.  The usual format is 20 mins plus 10 mins for questions.  We can guarantee a friendly audience!

Book your place at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ustlg-supporting-the-switch-to-open-in-stem-tickets-302577356017

Attendance at the meeting is free and lunch is sponsored by SciFinder-n.

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Spring 2020 presentations available

A very successful online meeting was held on 15th May 2020 with over 50 attendees.
Many thanks to our hosts at the Open University, who really showed us how to do an brilliant online meeting!

Thank you to our inspiring speakers on eTextbooks, licensing and digital content in STEM.  And thanks to all participants for their engagement via the meeting chat and Twitter.  It was great to meet up online and maintain our connection to each other.

Presentation slides are now available from the Past meetings pages. YouTube videos (courtesy of the OU) will follow.

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Online USTLG meeting 15th May 2020

The next meeting of the
University Science and Technology Librarians’ Group (USTLG)
will be held on
Friday 15th May 2020

Online meeting via Adobe Connect
hosted by the Open University

Theme: eTextbooks, licensing and digital content in STEM

 Book your place via Eventbrite

We are carrying forward existing registrations and welcoming additional online attendees.  Attendance at the meeting is free.

PROGRAMME

09.30am – 09.45am: Welcome and Adobe Connect orientation.
09.45am – 10.15am:  Hossam Kassem and Beverley Delaney, Open, “OU Library accessibility support for Econtent.”
10.15am – 10.30am: Break.
10.30am – 11.00am: Fiona Durham, Open, “From trial to teaching; how the OU Library acquires and embeds digital content.”
11.00am – 11.15am: Break.
11.15am – 11.45am: Sarah George, Bradford, “Sit back, have a big sigh, then work around it. Experiences of print-impaired students using library resources.”
11.45am – 12.00pm: Break.
12.00pm – 12.30pm: Ruth Cammies, OU Archivist: “A laboratory in the post: An exploration of the early years of teaching science and technology at the OU.”

Register via Eventbrite for this online meeting.  Further information and a link to join the meeting will be sent to delegates a few days before the event.

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USTLG meeting 15th May 2020 moves online

We will hold the May 2020 USTLG meeting online, facilitated by our colleagues at the Open University.  More information to follow.

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