Dr Lynsey Blandford is the Learning and Research Librarian for the School of Creative Arts and Industries at Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU). She has worked in a variety of libraries including at the University for the Creative Arts, Lambeth Palace Library, London School of Economics and the University of Kent before joining CCCU.  She completed her MA in Information […]


Free Library TeachMeet: Employability and information/digital literacies Venue: Canterbury Christ Church University Date/Time: Tuesday 16th July 2019, 10:00-15:00 Keynote speaker: David White, Head of Digital Learning, University of the Arts London Do you currently embed employability within your teaching? Are you struggling with how you can incorporate employability themes in your sessions? If the answer is yes to either of the […]


The research projects page has been updated. One project, Information Literacy for Democratic Engagement (IL-DEM), is now completed. The focus of the project was information literacy amongst those involved in hyperlocal democracy in Scotland as community councillors (the equivalent of parish councillors in England). The work of community councillors relates to ascertaining, co-ordinating and expressing the views of their communities to local […]

Philippa Price (Subject Librarian for School of Management & College of Engineering, Swansea University) has kindly provided a report of a recent LibTeachMeet, sponsored by the CILIP Information Literacy Group and held at Swansea University. Sun, sand and employability – LibTeachMeet at Swansea University The Welsh Higher Education Libraries Forum (WHELF) Learning and Teaching Group, with sponsorship from the CILIP […]

The WHELF (Welsh Higher Education Libraries Forum) Learning and Teaching Group are holding a LibTeachMeet on the theme of ’employability’ on Monday 28th November at Swansea University’s new Bay Campus. Lunch and refreshments will be provided by sponsorship from the CILIP Information Literacy Group. Attendees will have an opportunity to take a tour of Swansea University’s new Bay Library during […]

Ellie Downes, Graduate Library Trainee at Aberystwyth University, provides details of a free Library TeachMeet event that they will be hosting on Thursday, June 9th, 2016. Event: Aber LibTeachMeet 2016 Venue: Medrus 1, Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth Date: Thursday, June 9th, 11:00-15:00 Aber LibTeachMeet is coming on the 9th June, 2016!  This year’s theme is: How do libraries make you more employable? Amongst librarians […]

The Society of College, National and University Libraries (SCONUL) has developed a set of resources to support the community on the issues of employability and graduate skills. These resources include: Literature review This review examines the literature on current employability practice with a view to demonstrating the contribution of libraries to employability and the development of graduate attributes, situating libraries’ traditional […]