Lunch at The English Speaking Union

Today I travelled up to London to have lunch with Melanie Aplin, Senior Education Officer  (ESU), Will Stileman, Education Officer (ESU) and Guy Daines, Head of Policy (CILIP).

We had a very pleasant lunch in the grand setting of the ESU’s dining room at their Mayfair headquarters Dartmouth House, in Charles Street. I would have taken my own photos of the building today but it was very drizzly!

It was good to catch up and fill them in on the tour plans so far. Melanie has been in touch with her counterpart Alice Uhl at the ESU offices in New York and we hope that there may be an ESU event during my trip. Guy also talked about giving a presentation after the tour in London, hosted by the CILIP International Library and Information Group (ILIG).

It was a great opportunity to thank the ESU and CILIP for their generous funding and to find out some further details about the ESU, the award and other projects.

Congratulations must also go to Abi Alayo who is a Health Librarian at Barts. Abi was shortlisted for the Travelling Librarian award and has been offered sponsorship by CILIP ILIG and two London regional groups of the ESU to undertake her study tour of Health Libraries in the Greater Midwest Region of the States. Abi’s tour blog can be found here.




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