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Katie Fraser's blog and website

I'm an academic librarian, working in the UK Higher Educational sector, supporting academics and students. Prior to this, I was a researcher, working with social and learning technologies.

My interests include the application of emerging and traditional technologies, research support in libraries, learning spaces, evidence-based practice and the professional development of library and information workers.

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Busy times

April 22nd, 2009

Despite it being the Easter ‘holidays’ I’ve been pretty busy since I got back from LILAC. Every module I have picked this semester has had two pieces of coursework associated with it – usually one individual piece and one groupwork piece, although they vary in type. At five modules this semester that’s around ten pieces of coursework, and they start needing returning from the Monday after Easter (next week) with four pieces of coursework due on May 22nd.

I have to admit, I’m dying for a proper break, and haven’t got as much done as I’d (perhaps overoptimistically) hoped over Easter. I still have make a start on my final ideas for my dissertation, make changes to one piece of groupwork and finish putting together a website, and I was hoping to finish off my report on virtual research environments too. Of these I’m most enjoying the VRE report: despite my frustration at the fact that everyone seems to call them different things, it’s great to study something that’s right up my street, and technologies to support research pulls together two of my favourite topics. As I’ve picked the modules this semester myself, my personal interest is keeping me going. It’s not that far until June, right?

Photo shows tiny giant white blood cells out on a jaunt to LILAC 2009 with me in the Welsh countryside. They failed to stop me picking up further librarian lurgy, sadly.

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