Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Sheila Webber at LILAC

Sheila Webber was active at the LILAC conference in Manchester this week. She presented a workshop and a poster on the project #infolitpro: Developing profiles of the information literacy professional, an IFLA Information Literacy Section initiative that she is leading. She also presented a paper with some initial findings from the AHRC-funded Deep Critical Information Behaviour project: Collaborating for deep critical information behaviour (coauthors Nigel Ford, Mary Crowder, Andrew Madden). Current MA Librarianship student Roisin Cassidy also attended the conference, as one of the winners of a sponsored student place.

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Cox and Pinfield at Research Libraries UK

Two iSchool staff are speaking at the Research Libraries UK AGM and members meeting on 22nd March: Dr Stephen Pinfield talks about Research data management and libraries: current activities and future priorities and Dr Andrew Cox on RDMRose: Taught and CPD learning materials about Research Data Management Tailored for Information Professionals http://www.rluk.ac.uk/content/rluk-agm-and-members-meeting-2013

"From Amazon to iTunes" - Jonathan Foster talks digital economy at CIOL

As part of his recent visit to India, Jonathan Foster gave an interview to CIOL, in which he discussed the characteristics of a digital economy. You can read the full article at CIOL.

Lunchtime Careers Events for ISchool Students



Over the last month we’ve had an exciting selection of lunch time Careers events for students in the ISchool. These included a visit from IBM with the opportunity for students to have a one-to-one with IBM staff, including former iSchool student James Ansell, and an Accenture Interview and Assessment Centre Workshop run by ISchool alumnus, now Accenture employee, Dr Claire-Marie Hanford.


We’re looking forward to more events after the Easter break, including a workshop on enterprise and making ideas happen, and sessions on information careers in the health and media sectors.  

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Jonathan Foster talks Information Management in Bangalore DNA

As part of his current visit to India, Dr Jonathan Foster spoke to the Daily News and Analysis about careers in Information Management. Click the image to the right to view the Bangalore DNA front page for March 12, featuring the article.

iSchool Student Bake Off - Wed 13 Mar

The iSchool Student Bake Off takes place on Wednesday 13th March, 12.00-14.00, in the iSpace, Regent Court.

Our students are supplying cakes, and you are invited to drop by and judge their efforts. There will be a vote to decide the day's Star Baker. For as little as £1 you can have a hot drink and cake, with all proceeds going to Comic Relief.

Jonathan Foster visiting India

Jonathan Foster is currently in India from the 10-16th March, visiting universities and educational agencies to raise awareness of PGT courses; and to talk with students who are looking to apply to our PGT courses here at Sheffield. The whistlestop tour is taking in Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, and Mumbai; and it's proving to be a diverse, ordered, sometimes bamboozling place!

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Farida Vis talks at TEDxHuddersfield

Dr Farida Vis will give a talk at TEDxHuddersfield this Friday, 8th March, entitled "Everyday growing cultures: connecting communities through data", which you can watch online.