Why I’m applying for HEA Fellowship

This year I am embarking on a journey towards Higher Education Academy Fellowship.  This award is given to academics and other higher education workers who can demonstrate professional commitment to learning and teaching. Why should librarians apply for HEA fellowship? To become better teachers (and learners)!  It's so easy, given the constraints of time-slots and … Continue reading Why I’m applying for HEA Fellowship


Weeding and Working Together

The National Archives have produced two really useful bits of guidance recently: Deaccessioning and disposal: guidance for archive services will help safeguard vulnerable collections by outlining legal issues and professional principles and practices. Guide to collaboration between the archive and higher education sectors has been produced jointly by TNA and Research Libraries UK.  It offers … Continue reading Weeding and Working Together

New from Ashgate – Library Space and Archives in Time

The latest catalogue of librarianship books from Ashgate features a couple which should be of particular interest for special collections: Smith, C and Stead, L. (eds). The boundaries of the literary archive.  August 2013.  Includes contributions by archivists about practical issues in literary archives, such as confidentiality and use in teaching and marketing.  The case … Continue reading New from Ashgate – Library Space and Archives in Time