Bees and Human libraries @BeingHumanFest

The Human Library (London) Thursday 20 November | 6–8pm Book now > In a digital age, human custodians and communicators of knowledge are more important than ever. This event will create a ‘human library’ where, instead of taking down books from shelves, visitors are given an opportunity to engage with academics one-to-one.

Looking for a rare book?

In a major piece of research facilitation, IES Associate Fellow Dr Karen Attar is editing the third edition of the Directory of Rare Book and Special Collections in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland for CILIP’s Rare Books and Special Collections Group. The previous edition (1997) – of which there are two copies in… Continue reading Looking for a rare book?

From the archives: What to do with the libraries?

In our previous post about the Ministry of Information (see here) we noted that the ‘exigencies of war’ alongside the occupation of Senate House by the Ministry caused various problems for the University of London.  One of these was a question over what to do with the libraries.  In the lead up to this year’s… Continue reading From the archives: What to do with the libraries?

Literature at #BloomsburyFest 2013: Libraries, Museums, and Archives

“to evoke a wind that blows through Senate House library, opening books and prompting unexpected stories” ————————————————————————————————————————- This year’s Bloomsbury festival contains a whole raft of events focused on what are, perhaps, the archetypal Bloomsbury institutions: libraries, museums, and archives.  Indeed there is something every day from the Tuesday (15th October) right through to the… Continue reading Literature at #BloomsburyFest 2013: Libraries, Museums, and Archives