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Librarians in Training

Librarians in Training course timetable


Mon 18 Nov – Mon 2 Dec

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November 2019

Mon 25
Librarians in Training: Introduction to Rare Book Cataloguing [Full] 09:00 - 13:00 Queens' College, Munro Room

This course aims to provide instruction and practice in the creation of bibliographic records for rare books from the hand-press era so that attendees will be equipped with the basic skills to catalogue their library’s early printed books to national standards. Focus will primarily be on 17th-18th Century books printed in England and/or in English.

Basic knowledge and familiarity with MARC21 and AACR2 is essential. Laptop optional (paper templates provided for exercises)

Librarians in Training: Getting to Know Scopus [Places] 14:00 - 16:00 Department of Engineering, James Dyson Building, Seminar Room

Scopus is a citation and abstract database of peer-reviewed literature that can be used by researchers to determine the impact of specific authors, articles/documents, and journals. It contains over 76 million records in the areas of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, arts, and humanities. In Scopus, it is possible to perform quick searches by document, author, or affiliation. You will learn how to perform basic searches, analyse the results, check affiliation and researcher profiles and consult journal metrics for the over 23,000 titles currently in Scopus.

This session will be delivered by Dr Charles Martinez, Senior Customer Consultant, Elsevier.

Please bring your own device so you are able to follow along with the session examples.

There will be an opportunity to address user case studies in this session. Please send any case studies to Lynne Meehan ( by 18/11/2019.

Thu 28
Librarians in Training: Library Assistants Forum new [Full] 14:00 - 17:00 Faculty of English, GR06

A forum for Library Assistants and assistant staff across Cambridge University libraries with a series of talks and discussions around what the role means and how we can diversify and make the most of it in different library contexts.

December 2019

Mon 2
Librarians in Training: Academic Integrity Workshop new [Places] 10:30 - 12:00 CCTL - Venue to be confirmed

This is a workshop that Ruth Walker has run with Master’s students in Cambridge this year, and which has been recommended by a member of library staff attending it. By going to this workshop, staff will understand Academic Integrity and how it impacts students, and it will inform good practice for teaching opportunities.