Focus 67

ISSN 1745-5790

The list of contents for SCONUL Focus 67 can be found below.

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Editorial: Power to the people – focusing on the importance of staff development
Steve Rose, Birmingham City University

Developing the professionals of the future
Views from experts in ‘library schools’

Pedagogical approaches to teaching blogging and reflective writing to library school students
Jane Burns, University College Dublin

Delivering a structured pre-course intern programme at University College Dublin Library
Avril Patterson, University College Dublin and Ros Pan, University College Dublin

The ANLTC Library Assistant Award: A competitive opportunity for personal development
Kathryn Smith, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

A graduate trainee in library services: A generalist perspective in a specialist environment
Caroline Hetherington, University of Birmingham

The cpd25 programme of the M25 Consortium of Academic Libraries: A regional consortium’s approach to training and staff development
Rachel Telfer, M25 Consortium of Academic Libraries and Thomas Baldwin, M25 Consortium of Academic Libraries

Librarians supporting research in Wales: Collaborative staff development and capacity building
Alison Harding, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Beth Hall, Bangor University, Bronwen Blatchford, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cath Borwick, Cardiff University, Janet Peters, Cardiff University, Lynette Summers, Formerly Research Librarian at Cardiff Metropolitan University, Mari Ann Hilliar, Cardiff University, Rachael Whitfield, WHELF development officer, Sam Oakley, Swansea University, Steve Smith, Aberystwyth University, Steve Williams, Swansea University, Susan Glen, Swansea University

Building digital capability
James Clay, Digital Futures, Jisc

Being an active member of a library organisation
Lisa Anderson, University of Birmingham

Continuing professional development through our professional association: Attaining an award from the Library Association of Ireland (LAI)
Laura Connaughton, Maynooth University and Regina Richardson, Maynooth University

Supporting knowledge exchange for Birmingham City University Library and Learning Resources staff
Annmarie Lee, Birmingham City University and Jo Alcock, Birmingham City University

Relationship management as a tool for engaging with the academic community
Laura Woods, University of Huddersfield and Penelope Dunn, University of Huddersfield

Engaging students through User Experience at the University of the Arts London
Jayne Batch, Central Saint Martins, Leo Appleton, University of the Arts London, Sandra Reed, University of the Arts London and Tania Olsson, London College of Communication

The Library Ireland Week (LIW) job swop initiative
Experiences from Maynooth University Library

Continuing professional development opportunities at Dublin Business School
Marie O’Neill, Dublin Business School

It’s all about me! A self-directed achievement scheme in the library at Ulster University
Janet Peden, Ulster University, Marion Khorshidian, Ulster University

Coaching skills for managers: How to manage relationships and effect change
Sue Hodges, Bangor University

Been there, done it, badge it! Information literacy and the use of digital badges at Middlesex University
Monna Rizvi, Middlesex University

Creating pre-arrival library support for international students
Sue Marshall, Coventry University

Putting e-journal turnaway figures into context: Using the COUNTER Journal Report 2 to make evidence-based decisions
Leon Perry, University of Portsmouth

Report on the Consortium of National and University Libraries (CONUL) Annual Conference
Marie G. Cullen, Maynooth University