Training and Visits

Training sessions and visits organised by the APML training subgroup

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Please send suggestions for training sessions and visits to the subgroup Chair, Sian Prosser.

Training sessions

Pamphlet conservation training session

Date and time: 18th September, 2pm-4pm
Venue: Royal Astronomical Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly, W1J 0BQ
Trainer: Meagen Smith, Studio Manager at the Parliamentary Archives
Cost: £15

Learn to make customised conservation/preservation bindings for your pamphlet collections using simple archival material.  We’ll talk about protection while increasing access, preserving historical binding details and get crafty at the same time.  All materials provided.
Meagen Smith delivered a very helpful training session about working with conservators at a meeting of the APML Archives Group, during which we were able to talk about specific conservation issues at our libraries. Similarly, if you take part in this workshop, feel free to bring pamphlets with you to discuss the best possibilities for their future housing.

To book a place, please contact Sian Prosser


Visit to the Archive and Library of the National Portrait Gallery

During the visit there will be an opportunity to see a range of material from the library and archive collections, hear how the collections are managed and see the Public Study Room.

Date and time: Wednesday 7 November at 3pm
Address: National Portrait Gallery
St Martin’s Place
London, WC2H 0HE
Cost: Free
Numbers: Limited to 15
(places will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis)

To book a place, please contact Julie Beckwith

Previous training sessions

10/08/2017 Knowing and Growing Your Audiences to Achieve HLF Funding by Claire Adler held at the Royal Astronomical Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly

03/03/2017 Copyright for Librarians by Naomi Korn, IP Consultant, Naomi Korn Copyright Consultancy Ltd, held at the Royal Astronomical Society, covering:

02/06/2016 – How to Manage Archive Collections, by Elizabeth Oxborrow-Cowan, Consultant Archivist, at the Egypt Exploration Society.

25/04/2016 – RDA Briefing session at Royal Astronomical Society, London
Read a blog post about this session

17/03/2015 – APML Training Day – Introduction to Project Management for Librarians and Archivists at the Royal United Services Institute
Trainer: Elizabeth Oxbarrow-Cowan

Previous visits

25/04/2018 – Visit to the Guildhall Library

30/11/2016 – Visit to the National Theatre Archives

19/10/2016 – Visit to the National Archives, Kew

11/07/2016 – Visit to the V&A Archives

22/03/2016 – Visit to the Royal College of Physicians, for a Curator led tour of the exhibition Scholar, courtier, magician: the lost library of John Dee, followed by a tour of the building.