Autumn 2016 presentations available

Thank you to everyone who attended a great USTLG meeting on 30th November 2016 at the University of West London. In a packed programme we heard from some excellent speakers, showcasing the many different ways in which the library supports STEM students’ journey.

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

Thanks very much to our inspiring speakers and to our hosts at the University of West London. Thank you to Elsevier for their sponsorship, which enabled us to provide a free lunch.  It was rather delicious, due to the talent of UWE’s catering students!

The next USTLG meeting will take place in May 2017 at de Montfort University in Leicester. Please send your ideas for a theme and/or offers to speak to Carole Rhodes.

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USTLG meeting 30th November 2016 full programme

The next meeting of the
University Science and Technology Librarians’ Group (USTLG)
will be held on:
Wednesday 30th November 2016

Venue: The Paul Hamlyn Library, Ealing campus
University of West London

Theme: How the library supports STEM students’ journey

Book your place via Eventbrite

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

PROGRAMME

10.00am – 10.30am:  Tour of the Library – optional, book in advance.
10.30am – 10.55am:  Arrive and register (tea/coffee.)
11.00am – 11.05am:  Welcome.
11.05am – 11.35am:   Edyta Krol, UWL “Keep calm and go to the library: how UWL Library supports students in the School of Computing and Engineering.”
11.35am – 12.05pm:   Kirsten Lamb, Cambridge, “Navigating a blank slate: what we learned from Engineering students in a refurbished library space.”
12.05pm – 12.35pm: Andrew Dodd & Susan Watson, Elsevier, “Elsevier’s Engineering and Geosciences solutions – supporting you and your users”
12.35pm – 1.30pm:  Lunch (sponsored by Elsevier.)
1.30pm – 2.00pm:    Laura Woods, Huddersfield “Using online interactive resources to reach students at point of need.”
2.00pm – 2.30pm:   Emma Stuart Edwards, Bath, “Not all ‘chalk and talk’: how the library supports Maths students with their placement year.”
2.30pm – 2.45pm: Tea/coffee.
2.45pm – 3.15pm:   Raj Harrison & Fiona Durham, Open, “Supporting STEM students at a distance: integrating skills and training at the OU.”
3.15pm – 3.45pm:  Angela Goldfinch & Ann Brew, Imperial “Referencing support for LaTeX users.”
3.45pm – 4.00pm: Closing remarks.
4.00pm – 4.30pm:  Tour of the Library – optional, book in advance.

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USTLG meeting November 2016

The next meeting will take place on Wednesday 30th November 2016 at The Paul Hamlyn Library, Ealing campusUniversity of West London

The theme will be How the library supports STEM students’ journey.

We will update the Next meeting page with booking details soon.

Call for speakers: if you have something to say about how the library supports Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics students’ journey – could be in terms of the skills they need to learn or how they use the physical space … please contact Carole Rhodes.

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Spring 2016 presentations available

USTLG delegates enjoyed their visit to  University of Chester’s Thornton Science Park – it was quite an experience to hold our meeting in a library building originally designed to resemble a Lancaster bomber!  We heard lots of different perspectives on engaging students with the physical library, its services and its electronic resources.  As always we picked up plenty of tips to apply in our own roles and enjoyed meeting colleagues from across the country.

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 from University of Chester and to our inspiring speakers. Thank you to Altmetric for their sponsorship, which enabled us to provide a free lunch.

The next USTLG meeting will take place on 30th November 2016 at the University of West London. Please send your ideas for a theme and/or offers to speak to Carole Rhodes.

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USTLG meeting 18th May 2016 full programme

The next meeting of the
University Science and Technology Librarians’ Group (USTLG)
will be held on:
Wednesday 18th May 2016

Venue: University of Chester
Thornton Science Park

Theme: Student engagement with the library and its resources

Book your place via Eventbrite

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

PROGRAMME

10.00am – 10.30am:  Tour of the Library – optional, book in advance.
10.30am – 10.55am:  Arrive and register (tea/coffee.)
11.00am – 11.05am:  Welcome.
11.05am – 11.35am:  Jon Hardisty & Jo Kennedy, Chester, “Using library spaces to engage science and engineering students.”
11.35am – 12.05pm:  Beth Hall, Bangor, “How science and engineering students access electronic resources: moving to a new Discovery layer.”
12.05pm – 12.35pm: Terry Bucknell, AltmetricShow me what’s hot! – using Altmetric to increase student engagement.”
12.35pm – 1.30pm:  Lunch (sponsored by Altmetric.)
1.30pm – 2.00pm:   Davina Omar, Kingston, “How we learned more about the views of science and engineering students by using our survey.”
2.00pm – 2.30pm:  Philippa Price, Swansea “Let them eat cake! And then ask them about the library: gathering feedback from student reps.”
2.30pm – 2.45pm: Tea/coffee.
2.45pm – 3.15pm:  David Stacey, Bath, “Engaging with architecture students and the studio culture.”
3.15pm – 3.45pm:  Kirsty Thomson, Heriot Watt “Start at the very beginning: activities for summer schools and associate students.”
3.45pm – 4.00pm: Closing remarks.
4.00pm – 4.30pm:  Tour of the Library – optional, book in advance.

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USTLG meeting May 2016

The next meeting will take place on Wednesday 18th May 2016 at Thornton Science Park, University of Chester.

The theme will be Student engagement with the library and its resources.

We will update the Next meeting page with booking details soon.

Call for speakers: if you have something to say about about how science and engineering students access and engage with the physical library and the electronic library, please contact Carole Rhodes.

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Autumn 2015 presentations available

Another inspiring USTLG meeting took place on 27th November 2015 at Imperial College London. A range of presentations showcased different approaches to using technology in teaching and we enjoyed a workshop discussion on the use of apps.

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 Imperial and to our excellent speakers. Thank you to ProQuest for their sponsorship, which enabled us to provide a free lunch.

The next USTLG meeting will take place in May 2016 at the University of Chester. Please send your ideas for a theme and/or offers to speak to Carole Rhodes.

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USTLG Meeting 27th November 2015 full programme

The next meeting of the
University Science and Technology Librarians’ Group (USTLG)
will be held on:
Friday 27th November 2015

Theme: Technology to support teaching

Venue: Imperial College London
Directions and map of South Kensington campus.
(The Library is building 25 on the map.)

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

The meeting is full.
If you need to cancel your place,
please do so via Eventbrite
.

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:  Emma Shaw, Imperial, “Making an online RefWorks tutorial from scratch.”
11.40am – 12.10pm:  Paula Evans, Imperial, “Using Sli.do in library training sessions.”
12.10pm – 12.40pm:  Marguerite Quinn, ProQuest,  “ProQuest for university libraries.”
12.40pm – 2.00pm:  Lunch (sponsored by ProQuest)
2.00pm – 2.30pm:   Lynne Robinson, Sunderland, “Challenges of keeping up to date with technology.”
2.30pm – 3.30pm:  Jodie Ward, Jo Wilson & Kate Brown, Middlesex, “APPortunity or APPain? Use of mobile apps for teaching” – workshop/group discussions.
3.30pm – 4.00pm:  Closing remarks (tea/coffee).
4.00pm – 4.30pm:  Tour of the Library – optional, book in advance.

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Bookings open for November 2015 meeting

Bookings are now open for the Technology to support teaching meeting on Friday 27th November 2015 at Imperial College London.

Book your place via Eventbrite.

We will have presentations on using mobile apps for teaching, developing an online RefWorks tutorial, using Sli.do and the challenge of keeping up with technology.

One speaker place remains: please contact Carole Rhodes if you would like to speak.

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USTLG meeting November 2015

The next USTLG meeting will take place on Friday 27th November 2015 at Imperial College London.

The theme will be Technology to support teaching.

More details are available on the Next meeting page.  An Eventbrite booking page will follow soon.

Call for speakers: if you have something to say about technology to support teaching, please contact Carole Rhodes.

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