Information Studies


DIS UNC 4th Librarianship Summer School 19-31 May 2013

(in association with UNC Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Studies)

DIS (the Department of Information Studies) is proud to announce its fourth annual summer school programme on librarianship in collaboration with UNC SILS.

The course is organised by Andy Dawson and Vanda Broughton of DIS working collaboratively with Barbara Moran of UNC SILS, and with teaching input from senior staff of DIS and senior UK professionals in the field.

Classroom sessions will be held in the Foster Court building at UCL in room G31, unless indicated otherwise. All presentations, whether at UCL or on visits, will leave time for questions and interaction. The ambience will be informal but at the same time conducive to a serious learning experience.

Useful links:
Google map of key locations in and around UCL
Page of useful resources for summerschool students

The provisional programme for the Summerschool is as follows:

Sunday 19 May 4pm - Pre-school walking tour of Bloomsbury, followed by social gathering in the Marlborough Arms, Torrington Place

Monday 20 May
09.00 - 0930 Welcome coffee and pastries in Foster Court G31
09.30 - 10.00 Formal welcome and introduction to the summerschool from Andy Dawson, Vanda Broughton and Claire Warwick, Head of DIS
10.00 - 11.00 HUXLEY BUILDING - ID card issuing at Access Systems and coffee break
11.00 - 12.30 LIS sectors in the UK (Vanda Broughton)
12.30 - 13.30 lunch break
Afternoon free to recover from jet lag :)

17.30 - 19.00 Welcome reception at UCL (Foster Court, Arts & Humanities Staff Common Room)

Tuesday 21 May
09.30 - 10.00 coffee & biscuits in 16-18 Gordon Square, room 101 (Map link: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/find-us/downloads/ucl-bloomsbury-campus-map (Square D:4))
10.00 - 12.30 Libraries in the UK; history, development and resources (Tony Trowles, Karen Attar)
Tony Trowles is Librarian at Westminster Abbey Library and previously worked at the Institute of Historical Research. He is an expert in early library history in the UK. Karen Attar is an Associate Fellow of the School of Advanced Study Institute of English Studies and is an expert on the history of 19th-century private and institutional libraries. She is also an alumna of UCL DIS!
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch
13.30 meet at Student Common Room (Foster Court G20) to walk to British Library
BL guided tours will be in TWO groups of 10, commencing from the BL foyer at 14.15 and 14.30. (Andy Dawson, Anna Gorman)

Wednesday 22 May
Day trip to Cambridge
08.00 assemble at Bloomsbury Theatre (UCL) to board minicoach for Cambridge (Andy Dawson)
10.00 - 12.00 Visit to Scott Polar Research Institute, library and museum. (Heather Lane)
12.00 - 12.30 brief guided walk through central Cambridge (Andy Dawson)
12.30 - 13.30 Visit to the Wren Library, Trinity College (Sandy Paul)
13.30 - 15.00 lunch at The Bath House
15.00 - 16.30 free to explore Cambridge
16.30 - assemble at Queen's Road/Silver Street to board minicoach for return to London
18.30 (approx) arrive in London at UCL

Thursday 23 May
9.30 - 10.00 coffee & biscuits in G31
10.00 - 12.30 Digitisation issues (Peter Findlay, Claire Warwick)
Peter Findlay is a Content Team Programme Manager for digitisation at JISC and is responsible for managing a range of different types of e-content projects taking place in universities and other organisations that are either digitising content or developing existing digital collections to make them more accessible, relevant and discoverable on the web.
12.30 - 13.30 lunch break
13.30 assemble at G31 to travel to the London Metropolitan Archives (Andy Dawson)
14.00 - 16.00 Visit to London Metropolitan Archives (David Luck)
The London Metropolitan Archives (LMA) is home to an extraordinary range of documents, images, maps, films and books about London. Bring a proof of identity and proof of address and you can register for a free "history card" to access their resources!
16.00 - return or at leisure

Friday 24 May
09.30 - 10.00 coffee & biscuits in G31
10.00 Depart for Wiener Library (Andy Dawson)
10.30 - 12.00 Visit to Wiener Library
The Wiener Library is one of the world's leading and most extensive archives on the Holocaust and Nazi era. Formed in 1933, the Library's unique collection of over one million items includes published and unpublished works, press cuttings, photographs and eyewitness testimony.
12.00 - 13.15 lunch break
13.15 assemble at G31 to depart for Ideastore
Ideastore is a new concept in public library service provision, and displays a number of innovative features in library design and facilities. The Idea Store Whitechapel also won a number of awards for public architecture.
14.00 - 15.30 Visit to Ideastore (Mark George)
15.30 return or at leisure.

Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 May at leisure.

Monday 27 May
0930 - 10.00 coffee & biscuits in G31
10.00 - 12.30 Changing roles in LIS: (Vanda Broughton, Chris Batt, Diana Edmonds)
Chris Batt is an independent consultant with a strong interest in the development of public library services. Until 2007, he was chief executive of the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council.
Diana Edmonds is Head of Libraries Division, Greenwich Leisure Ltd, and was previously Head of Libraries, Archives and Museums Service in the London Borough of Haringey. She has also had a career as an independent consultant, and as managing director of Instant Library, a library services company. Her leadership helped to bring Haringey libraries out of a period of decline and to establish a modern service culture.
12.30 - 13.30 lunch break
Afternoon at leisure

Tuesday 28 May
Day visit to Oxford
07.30 assemble at Baker Street stop to board Oxford Tube coach service (coach tickets will be handed out on MONDAY, do not forget them!)
0930 (approx) arrive at Oxford Bus Station for coffee, where Andy Dawson and Anthony Watkinson will collect the group at Cafe Nero in the bus station
10.00 Visit to Ashmolean museum
11.30 Tour of the Bodleian library (Bill Clenell)
12.30 Lunch at the Kings Arms
13.30 guided walk to OUP
14.00 Visit to OUP, including presentation on the work of OUP, the OED etc. and tour of Oxford University Press Museum (Robert Faber, Martin Maw)
17.00 - free to explore Oxford, return to London at leisure (coach tickets valid any time)

Wednesday 29 May
09.30 Assemble at UCL DIS Student Common Room (G20) to walk to Wellcome Trust reception , 183 Euston Rd (Andy Dawson)
10.00 - 11.30 tour of Wellcome Trust library & collections (Tracey Tillitson)
11.30 - 12.15 free to explore Wellcome exhibitions/public collections
12.15 - 13.15 lunch
13.15 Meet at G31 to depart for RCS
14.00 visit to Royal College of Surgeons (Tom Bishop).
The RCS is a learned society, it provides the community of UK surgeons with a modern medical library service, and has interesting historic collections. In the same building is the Hunterian Museum, containing the anatomical specimens of John Hunter.

Thursday 30 May
09.00 - 09.30 coffee & biscuits in G31
09.30 - depart for TNA (Andy Dawson)
11.00 - 12.30 visit to TNA (The National Archive): (Helen Pye-Smith/Gerry Toop)
12.30 - 14.00 lunch break
14.00 - 15.00 visit to Royal Botanical Gardens library & archive at Kew (Craig Brough)
15.00 - visit Kew Botanical Gardens and return at leisure

Friday 1 June
09.00 - 09.30 coffee & biscuits in G31
09.30 depart for Kensington museums (Andy Dawson)
10.30 onwards: visit to Natural History Museum and other Kensington museums (V&A, Science Museum) as desired

18.30 - Farewell dinner and end-of-school presentations at Spaghetti House, Goodge Street

We look forward to welcoming you to DIS and UCL for the Summer School in May!

University College London has recently been ranked as the fourth most important institution of higher education in the world and is known as "London�s global university". DIS is the top-ranked library school in the UK and is home to a number of important reserarch centres such as The Centre for Digital Humanities, the Centre for Publishing, and ICARUS.