Buildings, books, blackboards and the beginnings of Senate House Library

‘Buildings, books and blackboards: intersecting narratives’ was the title of an international conference on the history of libraries and education held at the RMIT, Melbourne, Australia , 28 November – 1 December 2012. An examination of the early University of London Library covers all three categories: Buildings: when the University of London moved into its first purpose-built accommodation in Burlington Gardens in 1870 a large room was designated as the library, although its founding collections had not yet been given;
3 Dec 2012
Dr Karen Attar

RLUK Conference Pecha Kucha

Christine Wise, Associate Director, Historic Collections and Keeper of Special Collections at Senate House Libraries, and co-project manager, presented a Pecha Kucha session ‘Applying Collection Management Tools to Real-World collections’ at the RLUK Conference 2012 held in Newcastle earlier this month.  
30 Nov 2012
Nick Woolley

The 'Senate House Library', book launch, 23rd November 2012

[IMAGE Senate House Library, book launch] [IMAGE Senate House Library, University of London book cover] The ‘Senate House Library, University of London’ book (often referred to as the ‘treasures book’) was launched on Friday last week. Professor Adrian Smith, Vice Chancellor of the University of London, gave a speech, followed by Christopher Pressler, Director of Senate House Libraries. Guests at the event were treated to a live string quartet from the University of London’s, Royal Academy of Music.
26 Nov 2012
Dr Karen Attar

From the Reading Room.

[_CPH9319] IMAGE ['Cherries nice, cherries nice, come choose, Fresh and fair ones, who'll refuse?'] ‘Cherries nice, cherries nice, come choose, Fresh and fair ones, who’ll refuse?’
26 Nov 2012
Special Collections


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