Friday, 8 October 2010

Travelling Librarian

David Clover, the Commonwealth Studies Librarian, leaves tomorrow on a trip to the United States, on an itinerary including visits to universities and libraries in Florida, Illinois, North Carolina and New York. David's trip is funded by the ESU/CILIP Travelling Librarian Award, an annual award intended to encourage US/UK contacts in the library world and the establishment of permanent links through a professional development study tour. The award is funded by the English Speaking Union and the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals.

David's application was entitled: “Servicing Caribbean Studies – learning from United States experiences” and the objectives of this trip are to:

• Expand knowledge of major collections relating to Caribbean Studies in the United States,

• Make personal contact with United States librarians and archivists with Caribbean Studies responsibilities,

• Learn about current projects relating to Caribbean collections, in particular relating to collaboration and digitisation.

This blog will host some brief reports from David's study tour, as well as the usual mix of content.

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