On being a bang-for-buck hero

Being still February, it is a bit early for even the most shameless shops and restaurants to begin their Christmas promotions. No such reticence for British academia, as, with the dust barely settled on REF2014, universities begin to plan for REF2020. As my own university joins in this trend, I stave off angst by meditating… Continue reading On being a bang-for-buck hero

Library Science lecturer job at City University London

Some good news (for a change, maybe) in the academic library/information world. We are recruiting a new staff member in the Centre for Information Science, City University London. Full-time, permanent position, intended for a fairly new entrant to academic life; looking for someone to do a mix of teaching, course development, research, publication, and professional… Continue reading Library Science lecturer job at City University London

Remembering Ludvik Finkelstein

Rather belated, this posting marks the death in August this year of Ludwik Finkelstein, formerly Dean of Engineering at City University London. Finkelstein was born in Lvov in Poland (now Lviv in the Ukraine) in 1929, and seemed destined for a career in his family's iron and steel business. Like so many from that part… Continue reading Remembering Ludvik Finkelstein

PhD studentships for Information Science

City University London is offering 75 fully-funded studentships for doctoral study, with information science as one of the areas to be supported. The Centre for Information Science, set in the wider Department of Information Science, is City's focus for the study of the academic foundations of the information disciplines and professions. Our research and publications,… Continue reading PhD studentships for Information Science