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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
- Social Media
- Research Data Management
- How to cope with Increasing student numbers
- Top teaching tips – bring and share
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, email@example.com
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.
Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment. You can book your place with Elizabeth Simpson, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Booking form USTLG Meeting: What sci-tech librarians need to know, Thursday 28th November 2013
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