If you work in an academic music library, have worked in an academic music library, or simply have an interest in music in academic libraries, please do consider attending this year's Academic Music Librarians' Seminar at the Cardiff University Arts and Social Studies Library, Colum Drive, Cathays, Cardiff CF10 3EU on Wednesday, 6 November from 1400-1630 (registration from 1330). Presentations will include Kate Eaton on Student health and well-being from a music library perspective, Charity Dove on changes and developments at Cardiff University music library, a round-table discussion of music librarians and PhDs, plus the usual opportunities to provide your own updates and news. If you're based in Wales this is a great local networking opportunity; and if you're not based in Wales it's a great opportunity to meet your Welsh colleagues. Finally, if you've not yet met our Branch President, Katharine Hogg, here's your chance to do so!
The Arts and Social Studies Library website -- including directions -- is at https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/libraries/locations-opening-hours/arts-and-soc... The nearest railway station is Cathays, which is just a couple of stops from Cardiff Central.
If you're coming from London there's a train at 1015 from Paddington that will get you to Cathays (change at Cardiff Central) at 1241. That train calls at Reading (1040), Didcot (if you're coming from Oxford) at 1055, and Bristol Parkway at 1140. For the return journey, the 1701 from Cathays will get you to Paddington at 1936, again changing at Cardiff Central; this one calls at Bristol Parkway at 1801 and Didcot (for Oxford) at 1848.
Travelling from Nottingham or Birmingham? The 0907 from Nottingham (which calls at Birmingham New Street at 1030) will get you to Cathays at 1241. For the return, departing Cathays at 1736 will ensure arrrival at Nottingham at 2104 (this train also calls at Cheltenham, Gloucester, and Birmingham New Street).
Attendees from Manchester, Shrewsbury, Hereford and Newport can catch the 0931 from Manchester Piccadilly, change at Cardiff Central and reach Cathays at 1302. On the way back, the 1731 from Cathays (again changing at Cardiff Central) will have you back in Manchester at 2106. Simples!
It costs you nothing to attend this valuable seminar, and travel to Cardiff is easy from many parts of the country. If you do intend to be there, please let John Wagstaff, Chair of IAML (UK & Irl)'s Courses & Education Committee, know -- email firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 01223 334950. And yes, of COURSE there will be free refreshments...
Many thanks to the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama for letting us use the photo that accompanies this event posting!