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ASPECTS 3: The GLAM sector: what can we learn from Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums [TG1/ASPECTS3_GLAM]


10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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This workshop is part of the cpd25 Aspects programme, aimed at library staff looking to acquire additional skills and knowledge or staff working towards Chartership.

This workshop is designed to share and celebrate the successes and diversity of four key cultural organisations and the lessons we can learn from each other, in terms of service relevance, modernisation, professional practices and audience engagement.


10.00    Jane Bramwell and Gustavo Grandal Montero (Tate Library and Archive) – ‘So you want to be an art librarian?’

10.20    Q&A

10.25    Angie Applegate (Royal College of Art) – ‘Supporting staff and students in pandemic times’

10.45    Q&A

10.50    Break

11.00    James Soderman (FHEA) (Queen Mary University Library) – ‘Teaching information literacy – practical tips’.

11.20    Q&A

11.25    Drew Ellery (National Archives) – ‘Engaging audiences with archives through podcasting at The National Archives’

11.45    Q&A

Speaker biographies:

Gustavo Grandal Montero is an art librarian and researcher. He joined Tate as Library Collections and Engagement Manage in 2021 and was previously subject librarian and special collections curator at Chelsea College of Arts and Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London. Trained as an art historian, he writes and presents regularly on art and librarianship topics and has contributed to a range of academic and professional journals and monographs. He is Editor of the Art Libraries Journal (Cambridge UP).

Jane Bramwell. Following a career in Further Education libraries, Jane joined as Tate Librarian in 2007, and became Head of Library, Archive and Collection Access in January 2009. Jane was the Project Lead on Archives & Access and continues to support other digitisation and cataloguing projects at Tate and is an active member of ARLIS and MLAG. 

Angie Applegate has worked in academic libraries for over 10 years, predominantly in art and design institutions. She is currently at the Royal College of Art, responsible for liaison with the Schools of Arts & Humanities, Communication and Architecture. Angie has an MA in Library & Information Studies from UCL and a PgCert in Art & Design Education. She is particularly interested in issues in critical librarianship, including decolonising Library collections and non-hierarchical methods of information exchange.

James Soderman has worked as a Faculty Liaison Librarian (FLL) at Queen Mary University of London for the past 6 years. As a FLL he is responsible for liaising with the Faculty on all levels, and to promote information literacy skills. He spends lots of his time teaching. His background is primarily in education, as he had his start as a school librarian. He worked as a school librarian in both Sweden and Hong Kong. He also had a short stint in a civil engineering library. He has worked for Queen Mary since 2011, where he started in the frontline team.

Drew Ellery is a Collections Engagement Officer, before that he worked as a Digital Officer at the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Education Trust in Manchester. He specialises in audience-focused digital engagement with the aim of increasing participation, diversity, and interest in archives. His practice involves using audio, images and video as outputs for public engagement. At the National Archives, Drew supports the production of the podcast, ‘On the Record’ as well as projects within the Education and Editorial teams. Drew began his career under the Transforming Archives traineeship programme where he was based at Archives+ (Manchester Libraries, Information, and Archive). He has obtained a BA in Journalism and an MA in Art Gallery and Museum Studies.

£25.00 members
£50.00 non member institutions

Information for joining:

  • This session is virtual and will run via Zoom. Once your booking has been confirmed, joining instructions will be emailed the day before the event.
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Cancellations less than one week before the event will be charged a 50% cancellation fee. In the event of a ‘no-show’ on the day, the full fee will be charged.

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