Save the date!


We’ve set the date! It’s been a long time since the last event (2 years – hasn’t that flown?), so it’s about time we got serious and committed to another event.

Booking will be open soon, so make a note… oh yes, the date?

17th July 2013, 1-4pm

The kind folk of the Robinson Library at Newcastle University will be hosting the event.



More reflections on Toon (Lib)TeachMeet – May the Fourth be with you!

Doon tha Toon [(lib)TeachMeet] Last week, I visited Newcastle University for the afternoon to attend the inaugural Toon (lib)TeachMeet. A TeachMeet, for those who haven't come across them, is a kind of ‘unconference’, where teachers meet to discuss ideas and share experiences. A library TeachMeet is a meeting of people who teach within the context of library and information services. The first (lib)TeachMeet was held last year in Cambridge, and since that point they've spread … Read More

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We thought you might be interested in seeing the feedback from the Newcastle TeachMeet, especially  if you are planning a similar event. 

Cake seems to be an important requirement(!), but there’s also a few requests for longer talks.

List one  thing you liked

  • Speaking to librarians from other institutions, especially from other sectors like school libraries
  • The informality!
  • Meeting people from different sectors & disciplines and interesting discussions
  • The opportunity to network and learn about what’s going on
  • Meeting other people. Ideas on VLEs and e-books
  • Mix of roles and professions. Chance to network with other librarians
  • CAKE 🙂 Seriously though – simplicity of approach
  • Informality of the event – liked human bingo!
  • Low key, friendly ambience – felt like a genuine exchange of ideas rather than ‘experts’ preaching! Continue reading ‘Feedback from Toon (lib)TeachMeet’

The Toon (lib)TeachMeet is nearly here – the outline timetable is below:

1.00-1.10  Coffee/tea & arrival

1.10- 1.20  Welcome & introduction

1.20-1.50  Networking activity

1.50-2.25  Seven minute presentation & 3 two minute presentations

2.25-2.40  Coffee/tea & cake

2.40-3.10  Seven minute presentation & 2 two minute presentations

3.10-3.40  Ideas Clinic

3.40- 4.00  Summary & feedback

There are several presenters lined up including:

Julia Robinson – ‘Developing search strategies: an alternative method of generating keywords’

Kirsty Thomson – ‘Getting students involved in classes’

Lucy Keating – ‘Livening up library induction sessions the low tech way’

Ann-Marie Laws – ‘Building bridges over the Divide – collaboration for Teaching and Learning’

Helen Blanchett – ‘Librarians as Teachers: Supporting each other’

Tracey Totty and Claire Donlan – ‘Promoting Learning Resources to the curriculum’

There are very few places left at Toon (lib)TeachMeet on 4th May. 

Make sure you don’t miss out by booking up now.