LISN (pronounced listen) has been in existence since August 1998 when a group of (mainly) college and university librarians decided to network on a formalised basis. The group has evolved considerably since then to welcome any Lincolnshire-based information provider/library wishing to exchange ideas and information to benefit the Lincolnshire community.
Every LISN meeting runs to a similar pattern: after the standard apologies-minutes-matters-arising bumf, we discuss at length a topic of interest to Lincolnshire libraries of all sectors (today’s topic was on the subject of online learning materials: “what we are doing in terms of providing online interactive learning materials to support the users of our collections and resources? Are we using learning materials provided by suppliers or creating our own?“). Then each member library provides an institutional update; AOB; end.
I’m meant to look after the LISN website (www.lisn.org.uk) – I’ve not always been terribly good at giving this job enough attention (colleagues from the UKCoRR committee will find that a depressingly familiar story), which is why I’m pleased that fellow LISN rep Rachael Adair from Lincoln College has offered to share that task with me.
The other interesting topic that came up at this morning’s meeting is the progress Bishop Grosseteste University College are making with their library extension – you can see the latest construction photos on their Facebook page, at: http://www.facebook.com/bishopglibrary