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NCI Library Staff CPD: UXLib IV Conference Sheffield 6th to 7th June 2018

A record of the continuing professional development (CPD) of National College of Ireland (NCI) library staff.

About this conference

Overview of UXLibs IV Conference 

19th July 2018 


One of the most exhaustive 2.5 day conferences I have ever attended 

Very well organised & efficiently run: food/beverages etc  were of a very good standard; The ? Building @ Sheffield Hallam University was a very good place to hold the conference; however as some of the rooms used for the conference were from ground to 8th floor, getting around could be challenging; also there was insufficient room to sit for lunch during the 2 days. 


The attendees (197 in all) were a diverse group both in terms of work experience & cultural backgrounds. This ensured that the conference was an interesting mix and interaction was challenging.  The conference itself was a time for me to pause & reflect on how I could implement UX Research in the NCI Library; It was enlightening to hear that 5 or 6 students can be used to conduct research (I would have been hung up on having to have a percentage of overall student numbers before engaging in research) 


It was good to meet with Library Staff from other organisations who are implementing UX & who were more than willing to share their ideas & experiences. 


Initiatives/projects: mini ones to start with 

Collect & analyse email data from students & see where this leads.   

Post-It Notes Boards for student feedback 


Other library staff members from NCI to attend UXLib V 2019 (possibly more than 1 to get best benefit from the Conference) 


Mary Buckley 

Librarian, NCI 

UXLibs Conference 6th & 7th June 2018

Conference 6th & 7th Jun 2018 (pre conference workshop 5th June 2018)

AfterLine Library futures 

UXLibs Conference 6th June 2018

Creating Transinclusive Library Staff

UXLibs Conference 6th & 7th June 2018

Should I Stay or Should I go? aka Hochschulbibliothek Lernladnschaft

UXLibs Conference 6th & 7th June 2018

My Favourite Spot on Campus

UXLibs Conference 6th & 7th June 2018

Spatial Realism; how cinematic history informs mixed methods research on library space & enhances holistic advocacy 

UXLibs Conference 6th & 7th June 2018

Do You Want To Dance?

UXLibs Conference 6th & 7th June 2018

Footfall versus Feedback

UXLibs Conference 6th & 7th June 2018

Inclusive Design all about the extremes U

UXLibs Conference 6th & 7th June 2018

Library Zoning for dummies

UXLibs Conference 6th & 7th June 2018

Presentations from sponsars: Proquest & SpringerNature

UXLibs Conference 6th & 7th June 2018

Safe Spaces, Neutral Spaces? Navigating the library as a researcher of colour 

Handouts From UXLib IV Conference: pre-conference workshop & help notes from final workshop