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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Presentations available

Presentations from the 5th June 2015 meeting on Hard to reach? Resources, people and promotions are now available from the Past meetings pages.

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Successful Spring 2015 meeting

Another enjoyable USTLG meeting took place on 5th June 2015 at the University of Bath.  Thank you very much to our speakers, who gave great presentations on engaging hard-to-reach people, opening up access to useful sci-tech sources and taking the library outside the library.  Thank you to IET for their sponsorship and to our welcoming hosts and tour guides at Bath.  Special thanks to David Stacey for his rail strike contingency planning! Presentations will appear on the Website soon.  For now we have a Storify of the day’s tweets.

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USTLG meeting 5th June is going ahead as originally planned

Rail strikes have been averted, so the USTLG meeting can go ahead as originally planned.  We look forward to seeing everyone in Bath.

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USTLG meeting 5th June is going ahead

The USTLG meeting on 5th June is definitely going ahead, even if there is a train strike.  Many thanks to David Stacey at Bath for organising everything and keeping us informed.

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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:  Tom Rogers, Katy Jordan & Katie Evans, Bath, “Engaging with hard-to-reach people.”
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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