As part of the Professional Day for MAIS students on Friday 13th February, I invited a couple of former students, Abi and Helen, to talk about their work experience before and after graduation and what they gained from their work placements while they were still students. Abi works for West Sussex Public Library Service and is now Chair of CILIP in Sussex and a member of the South East Branch committee so is doing a good job of widening her professional networks. Helen is working at Sussex University Library and was also involved in a teaching session the week prior to the Professional Day – talking about building a collection and developing expertise to support academic researchers. They did a great job.
March 4, 2009
June 2, 2008
‘They are a presenter, a public speechmaker, a spokesperson, a debater and perhaps a storyteller’…
One of our undergraduate library students, Ellen Waters, was one of the students highly commended in the 2008 essay competition, “What makes a good lecturer?” hosted by the Higher Education Academy – Subject Centre for Information and Computer Sciences. As well as suggesting the above requirements, Ellen’s essay provided a very well written and informative reflection on the good (and poor) experiences she has had during her three years here. Other aspects she identifies include: ‘the ability to make their subject interesting and memorable; the ability to relate the subject to current issues; and lecturers need to ensure their presentation skills, and preferably their presentations, are attention-grabbing and memorable.’
Details on the winners and the competition can be found at the HEA-ICS website here.
Ellen has just finished her degree with us and has already secured a job as a Property Information Officer. We wish her the best of luck, and thank her for all her contributions as a student with us.
March 27, 2008
This year’s SLA Europe (Special Libraries Association) prize for best student dissertation has been awarded to Frances Warrell for her research into the National Chess Library, a special collection at UCH (University Centre Hastings), part of the University of Brighton. Frances used McCarthy’s 4 Ps of marketing as a framework to inform a marketing policy for the collection. The work was undertaken for her dissertation as part of her MA Information Studies degree at the University of Brighton. She will be presented with her award by members of the SLA at the official opening of the National Chess Library by Charles Clarke MP, on June 10th 2008.
The SLA Europe are currently sponsoring a number of student awards at LIS departments around the UK; this is the second year the prize has been awarded. Last year’s winner, Ben Bose (see posting from May 2007) has gone on to work with a local company, icrossing (formerly spannerworks).
November 30, 2007
Following the success of the 2007 SLA Europe Student award which paid for a European Library and Information student to attend the annual SLA conference, SLA Europe is pleased to announce it will be able to send four students to the SLA annual conference in Seattle, Washington in June 2008. These awards will include all travel, accommodation and conference attendance costs. Details of these awards can be found on the link below:
A PDF application form can be downloaded below:
I hope this is of interest to all postgraduate library and information students studying in Europe.