The past month has been something of a whirlwind! I’ve been to four conferences, been to a seminar, convened a plenary, had a couple of pieces published in the IAML(UK and Ireland) Newsletter, and done the blogposts you see here. What I haven’t done is update my CPD record on my professional association’s virtual learning network. Not that I haven’t done any CPD (as you see, I’ve done plenty!), but because I’ve had no time to do the updating!
- 20-21 October: Understanding Scotland Musically, AHRC-funded conference at the University of Newcastle. I gave a paper: ‘Wynds, Vennels and Dual Carriageways: the Changing Nature of Scottish Music’. Subsequently invited to submit abstract for proposed book.
- 25 October (Saturday): Musical Life outside London, 1500-1800, University of Newcastle.
- 29 October: Seminar at the University of St Andrews (as invited guest, not speaker).
- 6 November: Convened SALCTG Plenary at Glasgow Caledonian University.
- 8 November (Saturday): Library Camp Glasgow, Mitchell Library. Gave presentation, ‘Do you Practise what you Preach?’, and one-minute rant, ‘Diigo and Me’.
- 11 November, IAML (UK and Ireland) Newsletter: no.69, 2014, pp.14-16, ‘Raising the Bar: a Targeted User Education Policy’; also my report of the IAML Conference in Antwerp this July: ‘Ian Ledsham Bursary Recipient Report, pp. 4-7.
- 13-15 November: ELIA Biennial Conference (European League of Institutes of the Arts, at the Royal Concert Hall.
Clearly, I need to sit down and read through the notes and tweeted observations I made at this week’s big conference, not to mention updating my CV with the presentations I gave, and so on. Right now my brain feels a bit like your stomach feels after Christmas dinner. Lots of good stuff to digest, but in danger of indigestion!