USTLG meeting November 2019

The next meeting of the University Science and Technology Librarians’ Group (USTLG) will be held on Wednesday 27th November 2019, hosted by TWI Ltd, Cambridge.

The theme will be Innovation in libraries.

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

Call for speakers:
What innovative things you are doing with your library environment, with your sci/tech students and with the resources you recommend? Come and tell us about it!

If you would like to speak, please contact Carole Rhodes.

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Spring 2019 presentations available

A sunny University of York was the venue for our USTLG meeting on 23rd May 2019.  We were welcomed by the Director of Library and Archives and enjoyed tours of the expansive university library.

An inspirational line-up of speakers made us feel proud of how libraries and librarians are Demonstrating impact.  Thanks to all our speakers, to our hosts at York and to EBSCO for their sponsorship.

Presentations are now available from the Past meetings pages.  The day’s tweets are captured using Wakelet.

The next USTLG meeting will take place on 27th November 2019 at TWI Ltd, Granta Park, Abingdon, Cambridge.  If you have an idea for a theme and/or would like to speak, please contact Carole Rhodes.

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USTLG meeting 23rd May 2019: bookings open

The next meeting of the
University Science and Technology Librarians’ Group (USTLG)
will be held on:
Thursday 23rd May 2019

Venue: University of York

Theme: Demonstrating impact

 Book your place via Eventbrite

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

PROGRAMME

10.00am – 10.30am: Library tours.
10.30am – 10.55am: Arrive and register (tea/coffee.)
11.00am – 11.05am: Welcome.
11.05am – 11.35am: Clare Ackerley, Vanya Gallimore & Tony Wilson, York, “Getting ahead without losing your head: Subject-level TEF.”
11.35am – 12.05pm: Julia Robinson, Newcastle, “Say what you see: capturing impact through academic staff.”
12.05pm – 12.35pm: Steve Giannoni, EBSCO, “EBSCO: Observations in the year we celebrate our 75th Anniversary.”
12.35pm – 1.30pm: Lunch – sponsored by EBSCO.
1.30pm – 2.00pm: Lesley English, Lancaster, “Finding your ‘library champion’: increasing engagement with the School of Computing & Communication.
2.00pm – 2.30pm: Helen Lawrence, Sunderland, “Talking to the Library: questions and answers for insight into student engagement.”
2.30pm – 2.40pm: Tea/coffee.
2.40pm – 3.10pm: Zoe Johnson & Laura Woods, Huddersfield,“Why read? Evaluating initiatives to nurture lifelong readers in HE.”
3.10pm – 3.25pm: Sam Piker, Brunel, “Impact infographics using Canva.”
3.25pm – 3.30pm: Closing remarks.
3.30pm – 4.00pm: Library tours.

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USTLG meeting May 2019

The next meeting of the University Science and Technology Librarians’ Group (USTLG) will be held on Thursday 23rd May 2019 at the University of York.

The theme will be Demonstrating impact.

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

Call for speakers:
How does your library demonstrate its impact and show the value of what you do?
Perhaps you have measured the effects of information literacy interventions or other library projects.
Or you have a case study that can illustrate how you’ve improved things for your students.
Tell us your story and share your insights.

If you would like to speak, please contact Carole Rhodes.

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Autumn 2018 presentations available

On 28th November 2018 the University Science & Technology Librarians’ Group visited Royal Holloway, University of London and enjoyed tours of the spacious new library.  We heard about Student experience of the library from a line-up of excellent speakers, covering a variety of topics including UX,  wellbeing, Lego, LibGuides and reading for pleasure …  Lots of inspiration to take back to our own libraries, thank you.

Presentations are now available from the Past meetings pages. The day’s tweets have been collected with Wakelet.

Overleaf were our sponsors this time: many thanks to them and to our hosts at Royal Holloway, who made sure everything ran smoothly and made us feel very welcome.

The next USTLG meeting will take place on 23rd May 2019 at the University of York.  If you have an idea for a theme and/or would like to speak, please contact Carole Rhodes.

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USTLG meeting 28th November 2018: bookings open

The next meeting of the
University Science and Technology Librarians’ Group (USTLG)
will be held on:
Wednesday 28th November 2018

Venue:
Royal Holloway, University of London

Theme: Student experience of the library

Book your place via Eventbrite

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

PROGRAMME

10.00am – 10.30am: Library tours
10.30am – 10.55am: Arrive and register (tea/coffee.)
11.00am – 11.05am: Welcome.
11.05am – 11.35am: Leanne Workman, Royal Holloway, “unUXpected and UXpected feedback: uncovering what students think of the new library and library services at Royal Holloway.”
11.35am – 12.05pm: Kerstin Treder, Aston, “Library study night: wellbeing and study support during exam time.’
12.05pm – 12.35pm: Villy Ioannou, Overleaf, Overleaf – a collaborative authoring tool for students, faculty, researchers and staff.”
12.35pm – 1.30pm: Lunch – sponsored by Overleaf.
1.30pm – 2.00pm: Ryan Cronin, Cambridge, “Investigating InfoLit teaching with Lego and crayons: a co-design project from the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge.”
2.00pm – 2.30pm: Linda Humphreys, Bath, “LibGuides for science students at the University of Bath.”
2.30pm – 2.50pm: Tea/coffee.
2.50pm – 3.20pm: Emma Illingworth & Melissa Steiner, Birkbeck,
“Opportunities for students to shape their library experience at Birkbeck.”
3.20pm – 3.30pm: Closing remarks
3.30pm – 4.00pm: Library tours

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Spring 2018 presentations available

Fifty sci-tech librarians took part in a very enjoyable meeting at the University of Huddersfield on 16th May 2018.  Heritage Quay was a great venue to hear about a range of Innovative outreach methods from our inspiring speakers.

Presentations are now available from the Past meetings pages. The day’s tweets are captured using Wakelet.  Previous #ustlg Storifies have been transferred to Wakelet as well.

Thanks very much to our sponsors McGraw-Hill Education for lunch, plus cake in the afternoon, which is always appreciated by librarians.  Thank you to our super-organised and very welcoming hosts at Huddersfield and to all our speakers, who gave us lots of good ideas we can apply in our own libraries.

The next USTLG meeting will take place on 28th November 2018 at Royal Holloway, University of London.  If you have an idea for a theme and/or would like to speak, please contact Carole Rhodes.

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USTLG meeting 16th May 2018 full programme

The next meeting of the
University Science and Technology Librarians’ Group (USTLG)
will be held on:
Wednesday 16th May 2018

Venue: Heritage Quay
University of Huddersfield

Theme: Innovative outreach methods
Book your place via Eventbrite

Attendance at the meeting is free.
The usual charge for lunch is waived thanks to
McGraw-Hill Education

PROGRAMME

10.00am – 10.30am: Library tours
10.30am – 10.55am: Arrive and register (tea/coffee.)
11.00am – 11.05am: Welcome.
11.05am – 11.35am: Laura Woods, Huddersfield, “Love letters and cognitive maps: UX techniques for outreach and feedback”
11.35am – 12.05pm: Zelda Chatten & Clair Sharpe, Liverpool, “Many minds, one voice: creative ideas for social media.” 
12.05pm – 12.35pm: Steve Chapman, McGraw-Hill, “AccessEngineering: seamless online access to the world’s best-known Engineering content.”
12.35pm – 1.30pm: Lunch – sponsored by McGraw-Hill Education.
1.30pm – 2.00pm: Georgina Parsons & Emma Turner, Cranfield, “The Impact! Game: Moving from bored to board.”
2.00pm – 2.30pm: Karen Goodwin & Jo Picton, Kent, “Pop Up and get noticed – making the library service visible.”
2.30pm – 2.50pm: Tea/coffee.
2.50pm – 3.20pm: Wendy Mears & Jude Bennett, Open, “You said: we did….: student outreach and shaping future services at the OU library.”
3.20pm – 3.30pm: Closing remarks
3.30pm – 4.00pm: Library tours

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USTLG meeting May 2018

The next meeting of the University Science and Technology Librarians’ Group (USTLG) will be held on Wednesday 16th May 2018 at the University of Huddersfield.

The theme will be Innovative outreach methods.

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

Call for speakers: How does your library reach out to its users and encourage them to make best use of your services?  Do you do something exciting to draw them in? If you would like to speak, please contact Carole Rhodes.

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Autumn 2017 presentations available

On 30th November 2017, a very lively USTLG meeting looked at Understanding postgraduate STEM users, hosted by Cranfield University.  We enjoyed tours not only of the library, but also of the Aerospace Integration Research Centre and got to see (from a distance) Cranfield’s very own airport.

Our excellent speakers captured different viewpoints on supporting postgraduate researchers and many interesting discussions ensued.

Presentations are now available from the Past meetings pages and you can capture the atmosphere of the day by looking through the Storify.

Thanks very much to our inspiring speakers and to the Cranfield librarians for giving us such a warm welcome.  Thank you to ACM for their sponsorship, mediated by Content Online.

The next USTLG meeting will take place on 16th May 2018 at Heritage Quay, University of Huddersfield.  The theme hasn’t yet been decided, so if you have a good idea of something you’d like USTLG to cover, please contact Carole Rhodes.

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