Refer Autumn 2016


Table of Contents

 Information Services Group Forges Ahead into a New Phase of its Existence

David Smith, Chair, Knowledge and Information  Management Group

Information Services Group Reference Awards 2016

Amanda Duffy, Chair, Awards Panel, ISG

 Walford Award 2016

 A Love-Letter to Reference Books: Review of You Could Look It Up: The Reference Shelf from Ancient Babylon to Wikipedia

Ralph Adam

The Diary of the Human Race: 150 Years of Birmingham Reference Libraries

Rachel MacGregor, Lancaster University

My Library School Experience: What a Journey! Part 2

Simone Charles, M.A. Library and Information Studies, University College London 2015

CILIP Conference 2016

Mark Sutcliffe, Oxfordshire County Libraries

Refer: the journal of the Information Services Group of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP), is published three times a year and distributed free to members of the Group.

 Editor: Helen Edwards

Editorial team: Lynsey Blandford, Ruth Hayes

Cover Design: Jonas Herriot

Contact: Helen Edwards 07989 565739;

Copyright © The contributors and the ISG 2016

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