DIS UNC 5th Librarianship Summer School 17-30 May 2015

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

summer school

(Above: last year's group on the terrace at the Judge Business School Library)

(the Department of Information Studies) is proud to announce its fifth
annual summer school programme on librarianship in collaboration with

The course is organised by Andy Dawson
and Charlie Inskip 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 programme for the Summerschool is as follows:

17 May 2pm - Pre-school walking tour of Bloomsbury, followed by social
gathering in the Marlborough Arms, Torrington Place

Monday 18 May
09.00 - 0930 Welcome coffee and pastries in Foster Court G31
- 10.00 Formal welcome and introduction to the summerschool from Andy
Dawson, Charlie Inskip and Rob Miller, Head of DIS
10.00 - 11.00 HUXLEY BUILDING - ID card issuing at Access Systems and coffee break
11.00 - 12.30 Libraries in Britain today (Charlie Inskip)
12.30 - 13.30 lunch break
Afternoon free to recover from jet lag :)

17.30 - 19.00 Welcome reception at UCL (Foster Court, DIS Common Room)

Tuesday 19 May
09.30 - 10.00 coffee & biscuits in Foster Court room 130 (1st floor).

10.00 - 12.30 Libraries in the UK; history, development and resources (Tony Trowles, David McKitterick)
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.
David McKitterick is Librarian and Vice-Master of Trinity College Cambridge, a renowned speaker and author on library history and an editor of the series The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain.
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 at 14.00 & 14.15. (Jo Ramsay, Andy Dawson/Charlie Inskip)

Wednesday 20 May
Day trip to Cambridge
07.30 assemble at Bloomsbury Theatre (UCL) to board minicoach for Cambridge (Andy Dawson)
10.00 - 11.00 Visit to English Faculty Library. (Libby Tilly)
11.00 - 11.30 brief guided walk through central Cambridge pt 1 (Andy Dawson)
11.30 - 12.30 Visit to Judge Business School library (Andy Priestner)
12.30 - 13.00 brief guided walk through central Cambridge pt 2 (Andy Dawson)
13.00 - 13.30 Visit to the Wren Library, Trinity College
13.30 - 15.00 lunch at The Bath House
15.00 - 17.00 free to explore Cambridge
17.00 - assemble at Queen's Road/Silver Street to board minicoach for return to London
19.00 (approx) arrive in London at UCL

Thursday 21 May
9.30 - 10.00 coffee & biscuits in G12, South Wing
10.00 - 12.30 Digitisation Matters (Charlie Inskip, Simon Mahony, Karen Colbron)
Karen Colbron is a digital archivist with extensive experience in the area of preservation and access to multimedia collections, and works within the digital resources directorate with responsibility for managing projects in the areas of resource discovery, library analytics, digital preservation and curation. She is responsible for implementing the recommendations from the JISC "spotlight on the digital" project that aims to improve resource discovery for digitised collections to enhance use and impact within teaching and learning.
Charlie Inskip will talk about his research for SCONUL relating to the JISC Developing Digital Literacies (DDL) programme, to explore new approaches to embedding digital literacy in working practices.
Simon Mahony is Programme Director for the MA/MSc in Digital Humanities at UCL DIS and will talk generally about DH issues he has encountered.

12.30 - 13.30 lunch break
13.30 assemble at G20 to travel to the London Metropolitan Archives (Andy Dawson)
14.30 - 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 - set this up online beforehand!
16.00 - Free to explore the Archive or return at leisure

Friday 22 May
09.30 - 10.00 coffee & biscuits in G31
10.00 - 12.30 Changing roles in LIS: (Charlie Inskip, 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. He is currently finishing his PhD at DIS.
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
13.30 assemble at G31 to depart for Ideastore (Charlie Inskip)
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.
14.30 - 16.00 Visit to Ideastore (Asab Ali)
16.00 return or at leisure.

Saturday 23, Sunday 24 and Monday 25 May (Bank Holiday Weekend!) at leisure.

Tuesday 26 May
09.30 Assemble at UCL DIS Student Common Room (G20) to walk to Wellcome Trust reception , 183 Euston Rd (Andy Dawson)
10.30 - 12.00 tour of Wellcome Trust library & collections (Tracey Tillitson)
12.00 - 13.00 lunch
13.00 Meet at G31 to depart for RCS
14.00 visit to Royal College of Surgeons (Tom Bishop).
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.

Wednesday 27 May
Day visit to Oxford
assemble at Baker Street stop to board Oxford Tube coach service (coach
tickets will be handed out on TUESDAY, do not forget them!)
(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

Final schedule tba but will include
Visit to OUP, including presentation on the work of OUP, the OED etc.
and tour of Oxford University Press Museum (Robert Faber, Martin Maw)
Tour of the Bodleian library (Bill Clenell)
Lunch at the Kings Arms
Visit to Ashmolean museum

17.00 - free to explore Oxford, return to London at leisure (coach tickets valid any time)

Thursday 28 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): (Emily Stidson)
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 29 May
9.00 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.

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