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Claire Sewell
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Further Developing the Library Profession in 2016
This post is re blogged from Unlocking Research , the blog of the Office of Scholarly Communication, Cambridge. In this blog post, Claire Sewell, the OSC’s Research Support Skills Coordinator reflects on a busy year for the professional development of Cambr...

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How To ... Succeed at Failure
Last week I took part in the Cambridge Libraries Conference 2017 where I sat on a panel discussing failure. This is something we don't discuss enough as a profession, probably because it's always a little embarrassing to admit that you've failed at somethin...

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Research Support Ambassadors: The Next Generation of Library Superheroes
Today I'm taking part in the annual Cambridge Libraries Conference - Are You a Library Superhero? As well as taking part in a panel discussion on professional failures (more to follow in another blogpost) I'm presenting a poster about the Research Support A...

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Making Metadata Matter (with Lego)!
A large part of my role involves managing the Research Support Ambassador Programme at Cambridge University. This Programme encourages interested staff to learn more about the research process and receive specialist training to enable them to provide a high...

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2016 In Review
The end of year blog post is becoming something of a tradition for me. I like to use it as a chance to reflect on the previous twelve months and make some plans for the future - if I share them there is more chance that I will actually stick to them!   This...

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Research in the Workplace
One of the 'perks' of my current role is that I get to carry out some research. Working in scholarly communication and dealing with the research community in Cambridge conducting my own research helps me to better understand the process they go through.   A...

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Changing Roles and Changing Needs for Academic Librarians
The Office of Scholarly Communication (OSC) has recently joined the Centre for Evidence Based Library and Information Practice (C-EBLIP)  Research Network  and as part of that commitment will be producing regular blog posts to Brain-Work , the Network blog....

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IFLA WLIC 2016 - Conference Report
Attending IFLA WLIC has definitely been one of my professional highlights of 2016. In case you didn't get enough insight about my experiences via the blog you can now read my conference report via the CILIP website.  For more detail all of my live-ish blog ...

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From CopyWRONG to CopyRIGHT: Updates from the CLA
thing I am always asked for is copyright training. From years of sitting on
various professional committees I know that I’m not alone in this – librarians
always want copyright training. It can be really hard to know where to start as
everyone has sligh...

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Copyright: Playing the Game
I freely admit to not being the biggest fan of teaching copyright. I like to be able to have a concrete explanation for things and that doesn't always happen when discussing copyright! However needing to know about copyright is unavoidable when working in a...
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