USTLG Meeting 5th June 2015 Full programme

The next meeting of the
University Science and Technology Librarians’ Group (USTLG)
will be held on:
Friday 5th June 2015

Theme:
Hard to reach? Resources, people and promotions
Making hidden/hard-to-reach resources available
Engaging with hard-to-reach people
Promotions and advocacy

Venue: University of Bath
Chancellors’ Building
Rooms: CB4.5 & CB4.10
Building 3 on the Campus map:
Travelling to the University of Bath

Book a place:
https://eventbrite.co.uk/event/15418298546/

Attendance at the meeting is free
The usual charge for lunch is waived thanks to the IET

Wireless access – use your Eduroam account or our free visitor wifi ‘The Cloud’

Programme

10.00am – 10.30am:  Tour of the Library – optional, book in advance.
10.30am – 10.55am:  Arrive and register (tea/coffee).
11.00am – 11.10am:  Welcome.
11.10am – 11.40am:  David Stacey, Tom Rogers, Cathy Pink & Katie Evans, Bath, “Engaging with Engineers & Scientists.”
11.40am – 12.10pm:  Shazia Arif, Brunel, “Engaging with research staff.”
12.10pm – 12.40pm:  Katie Fraser & Jeanette Eldridge, Nottingham,Building relationships with hard-to-reach academics in a new role.”
12.40pm – 1.40pm:  Lunch (sponsored by IET).
1.40pm – 2.10pm:  IET, “IET: Institution of Engineering & Technology.”
2.10pm – 2.40pm:   John Harrington, Cranfield,“Locating Aerospace Technical Reports: the AERADE Reports Archive.”
2.40pm – 3.10pm:  Serin Dabb, Royal Society of Chemistry, “National Chemical  Database Service & Chemspider.”
3.10pm – 3.40pm:  Kirsty Carver, Bradford, & Paula Anne Goodall, Birmingham “Library and Careers on Location and PopUp Library.”
3.40pm – 4.00pm:  Closing remarks (tea/coffee).
4.00pm – 4.30pm:  Tour of the Library – optional, book in advance.

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Autumn 2014 presentations available

Forty-seven delegates attended the 26th November 2014 meeting at Aston University.  We received a warm welcome in the rain and enjoyed presentations showcasing different approaches to supporting research.

The slides are now available from the Past meetings pages, together with a Storify of the day’s tweets.

Thanks very much to our hosts at Aston and to our excellent speakers.  Thank you to RMIT Publishing for their sponsorship, which enabled us to provide a free lunch.

The next USTLG meeting will take place on 5th June 2015 in Bath.  Please send your ideas for a theme and/or offers to speak to Carole Rhodes.

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USTLG Meeting 26th November 2014 Full programme

The next meeting of the UK University Science and Technology Librarians’ Group (USTLG) will be held on: Wednesday 26th November 2014

Theme: Supporting research

Venue: Aston University Library 2nd Floor Workshops
Building 4 on the Campus map:
Travelling to Aston University

Book a place

Attendance at the meeting is free
The usual charge for lunch is waived thanks to
RMIT Publishing

Programme

10.00am – 10.30am:  Tour of the Library – book in advance.
10.30am – 10.55am:  Arrive and register (tea/coffee).
11.00am – 11.10am:  Welcome.
11.10am – 11.40am:  Georgina Hardy & Clare Langman, Aston, “Research Bites – researcher training programme.”
11.40am – 12.10pm:  Linda Norbury & Judith Hegenbarth, Birmingham, “Raising Your Research Profile – training programme.”
12.10pm – 12.40pm: Jenny Coombs & Liz Martin, de Montfort, “Developing a blended learning approach to literature searching support for PhD students.”
12.40pm – 1.40pm:  Lunch (sponsored by RMIT Publishing).
1.40pm – 2.10pm:  Suzie Kitchin, Northumbria, “Consultancy, bitesize and training – how Northumbria supports researchers.”
2.10pm – 2.40pm:  Selina Lock, Leicester, “Supporting researchers – then and now.”
2.40pm – 3.10pm:  Linda Kerr, Heriot Watt, “JISC Open Access Pathfinder project.” 3.10pm – 3.40pm: Beth Hall, Bangor, “Applying systematic review methodology from Health to other Science disciplines.”
3.40pm – 4.00pm:  Closing remarks.
4.00pm – 4.30pm:  Tour of the Library – book in advance.

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Presentations available

Presentations from the 16th May 2014 meeting on Promoting the role of libraries, library services and librarians are now available from the Past meetings pages.

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Successful Spring 2014 meeting

Thirty-eight delegates attended a lively USTLG meeting on 16th May 2014 at sunny Heriot Watt University.  Thank you very much to our speakers, who gave interesting and varied perspectives on promoting the role of libraries, library services and librarians.  Thank you to RSC-CICAG for sponsoring a lovely lunch and to our welcoming hosts and tour guides at Heriot Watt.  Presentations will appear on the Website soon.  For now we have a Storify of the day’s tweets.

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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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