In June, the Information School welcomed visitors from the Rutgers University summer school for library and information management. The summer school involves masters students from Rutgers and other partner universities, who are based in the UK for two weeks at Wroxton College near Oxford. The students are involved in lectures and seminars during their time in the UK involving speakers from this country and other parts of Europe.
The students visited Sheffield for a day and were involved in classes led by Dr Briony Birdi and Professor Stephen Pinfield. Briony led a class on public libraries and Stephen on academic libraries. There were some really excellent discussions, with students contributing based on their knowledge of good practice and the literature.
Students were also given a tour of the Information Commons and the Diamond building at Sheffield as examples of library and learning environments in the UK. Thanks to Helen Dickinson, Information Services Co-ordinator at the Diamond for showing students round and discussing the main features of the spaces and services.
It was a real pleasure to welcome students and their professors, Prof Marie Radford and Prof Kay Cassell, and to engage in discussion and learning with them.
Written by Stephen Pinfield, Professor of Information Services Management