Library School Week in the LifeFebruary 18, 2011
Library Day in the Life 6 may be officially over, but, in the famous ref desk cliche, if you liked that, you may also like the regular “My Week” feature in CILIP Update. This month, current MA LIS student Helen Doyle has a very nice write-up of her activities in a typical week (from last term), including classes in Cataloguing, Classification, PCIT, and Collection Management.
A regular volunteer at UCL Library Services Special Collections (which, incidentally, has just started tweeting), Helen started and ended her week with Historical Bibliography, attending sessions on provenance research and watermarks on the Monday and working on an essay on copyright in the 16th century on the Friday. It was particularly nice to read that “handling books from UCL’s Special Collections … is always a treat” – Susan, Fred and I work really hard to make the module as hands-on as possible, and it’s good to know students appreciate it.
Helen’s piece really complements fellow MA LIS student Sarah Maule’s libday6 blogposts, and account of her work placement at Dulwich College back in January. There are also several UCL MA LIS students who are active tweeters. Adrienne Cooper has curated a list of DIS tweeters, comprising staff and students from all of our programmes (N.B. It’s an opt-in list, so there are some DIS tweeters not in there, or not in there yet). And of course, if you want the full output from library school tweeters more generally (UCL and beyond), you can follow #libraryschool on twitter, which will link you out to a lovely array of bloggery and experience.
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