Friday, 14 December 2012

Managing Student Behaviour: a course for library staff

Managing Student Behaviour

Friday 1st February 2013
Library & Learning Centre, University of Dundee
Cost:  £50 (SALCTG members) or £60 (non-members)

As library and learning spaces evolve to include cafes, social and collaborative spaces, is it still necessary to set boundaries for student behaviour? How can we address potential problems in a positive way and ensure the library is still an appropriate place for learning?
Ash’s 1 day workshop will provide techniques for managing potentially disruptive behaviour, dealing with difficult situations and resolving conflict.  Always a very popular course leader, Ash’s workshop will be of use to all members of the library team.

Please contact Susan Reid if you would like to book a place or have any questions.

s.c.reid 'at'

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

SALCTG - honorary vacancies, volunteers urgently sought

We have news – our redoubtable group secretary, Dawn Lindsay, has moved to pastures new – she is now working at NMS, and Anabel is currently covering Dawn’s job at SAC.  Congratulations to both ladies! 

The downside of this is that Dawn is resigning as SALCTG secretary.  We’ll miss her cheery efficiency, but you know what I’m going to say – we need a volunteer to replace her, quite urgently!

As Colin Bovaird is also resigning as treasurer, that’s another vacancy for another volunteer.

If your CV needs beefing up, either position would be a great chance to make your mark and get something to put on your resumee. 

The next plenary is at the Royal Conservatoire on Thursday 1st November.  If you’d like to find out more about either vacancy, please get in touch with Dawn or Colin, who will I’m sure be happy to tell all – and reassure you that neither is too onerous!

Please do give it a thought.

Karen McAulay

Friday, 14 September 2012

October SALCTG course - Book Now!

Working effectively with others 

Monday 29th October 2012
NLS Causewayside, Edinburgh
Cost:  £50 (SALCTG members) or £60 (non-members)

This 1 day workshop led by Ash Charlton focuses on how to develop a clear, unambiguous communication style and work more effectively with others in your organisation. The workshop will also help participants understand different co-worker/manager styles and how to recognise and deal with manipulative behaviour in the workplace
Always a very popular course leader, Ash’s workshop will be of use to all members of the library team.

Bookings to: Dawn Lindsay (

Friday, 29 June 2012

Technology in the Library - free event!

This free half-day event is taking place in St Andrews University on Friday 6 July and will focus on new technologies for supporting research and the possibilities they are opening up for libraries.

more info here: Technology in the Library 

Friday, 11 May 2012

23 Things for Professional Development

At yesterday's plenary meeting in Dundee, Karen drew our attention to this course...and encouraged us to take part!
So if you fancy the challenge you can find the details here:

Cellos and Bellows, Friday 18th May

You might have read in Information Scotland about the series of tweetups in Glasgow organised by Anabel Marsh. Although these originated with a few librarians meeting up on Twitter, you don’t have to be on Twitter to join in  - all welcome. To keep up with what is happening, you can follow the Glasgow Library Tweetups blog.

There seems to be definite scope for collaboration here, for example publicizing each other’s events. In this spirit, the next tweetup is “Cellos and Bellows”, a visit to the libraries of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the Glasgow Piping Centre on Friday 18th May. If you’d like to attend the lunchtime concert at the Conservatoire, it starts at 13.00 pm, so please meet Music & Academic Services Librarian Karen McAulay at 12.45 pm beside the CafĂ©-Bar. Ticket price £9.50. A tour of the Royal Conservatoire’s Whittaker Library at 14:15 will be followed by a walk across the road to the Piping Centre at 15:00 for coffee, a tour of the Piping Centre and its newly-refurbished Library, and Noting the Tradition Project Officer James  Beaton’s ‘Come and try the pipes’ session. This tour ends at 4.30pm.

To join, go to the SLAINTE events calendar - you can sign up for either or both tours if you wish.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Next SALCTG plenary...

We're off to Dundee for the next plenary meeting on Thursday 10th May...invites have been circulated, look foward to seeing you then!

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Re-skilling for Research

RLUK has published a major report by Mary Auckland on the changing needs of researchers and the effect on the subject/liaison role within libraries - access the report here: