UNC Librarianship Summerschool 2012
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DIS UNC 3rd Librarianship Summer School 20 May - 1 June 2012

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

DIS (the Department of Information Studies) is proud to announce its third 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.

The provisional programme for the Summerschool (subject confirmation) is as follows:

Sunday 20 May 4pm - Pre-school walking tour of Bloomsbury, followed by social gathering in the Marlborough Arms, Torrington Place

Monday 21 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 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 22 May
09.30 - 10.00 coffee & biscuits in Foster Court 130 (NB NOT G31 - FC130 is upstairs on the first floor, same building)
10.00 - 12.30 Libraries in the UK; history, development and resources (Karen Attar, +speaker(s) tbc)
12.30 - 14.30 Lunch
14.30 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 15.00 and 15.15. (Andy Dawson, Jo Ramsay/Rachel Garman)

Wednesday 23 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 24 May
9.30 - 10.00 coffee & biscuits in G31
10.00 - 12.00 Digitisation issues (Paola Marchionni, Claire Warwick)
12.00 - 13.00 lunch break
13.00 assemble at G31 to travel to Colindale National Newspaper Library (Andy Dawson)
14.00 - 15.30 tour of Colindale (Stewart Gillies)
15.30 - return or at leisure

Friday 25 May
09.00 - 09.30 coffee & biscuits in G31
09.30 Depart for RCS (Andy Dawson)
10.00 - 12.30 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.
Afternoon at leisure.

Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 May at leisure.
Monday 28 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

13.30 assemble at G31 to travel to Ideastore (Andy Dawson)
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.
14.30 - 15.30 tour of IdeaStore (Mark George)
15.30 - return or at leisure

Tuesday 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 (Danny Rees)
11.30 - 12.15 free to explore Wellcome exhibitions/public collections
12.15 - 13.15 lunch
13.15 assemble at Student Common Room (G20) to travel to the Imperial War Museum (Andy Dawson)
14.15 - 15.00 Introductory talk and mini-tour of the Explore History Centre, Imperial War Museum (Fergus Read)
15.00 - free to explore the IWM, return at leisure

Wednesday 30 May
Day visit to Oxford

0700 assemble at Baker Street stop to board Oxford Tube coach service (coach tickets will be handed out on MONDAY, do not forget them!)

0915 (approx) arrive at Oxford Bus Station for coffee, where Andy Dawson and Anthony Watkinson will collect the group.

09.45 - 12.30 Visit to OUP, including presentation on the work of OUP, the OED etc. and tour of Oxford University Press Museum (Robert Faber, Martin Maw)
12.30 - 14.00 Walk to the Turf Inn for lunch (Anthony Watkinson)
14.00 - 15.30 Guided tour of the Bodleian Library (Bill Clenell)
15.30 - 17.00 Visit to a College library and/or the Ashmolean Museum
17.00 - free to explore Oxford, return to London at leisure (coach tickets valid any time)

Thursday 31 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

14.00 - 15.00 visit to Royal Botanical Gardens library & archive at Kew
15.00 - visit gardens or 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!

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