Tag: Explore Libraries & Archives

The new series of Mint Yard lectures is finally announced!

I realise I’ve been a bit quiet on the blog recently, but don’t worry – I’ve been working away behind the scenes. Over the last few weeks I’ve been spending a lot of my time pulling together the new autumn programme for the Mint Yard Lectures. The lectures offer members of the public the opportunity … Continue reading The new series of Mint Yard lectures is finally announced!

A Library Girl in the Archives

Hello, I’m Georgie. This is my third week of a three month secondment to the York: Gateway to History Project as a Community Collections Assistant. I’ll be working alongside Francesca  and Sarah to research and catalogue our community collections archives and explore how these can be used in future projects to engage local communities with … Continue reading A Library Girl in the Archives

Join us – Education and Public Programmes Officer

I’m thrilled to announce that we’re now recruiting for another new post as part of the ALH team, Education and Public Programmes Officer. The post is for 1 year (part time) and we’re looking for a creative, innovative person to develop and deliver our learning programme for primary and secondary schools, and families. I’m already … Continue reading Join us – Education and Public Programmes Officer

Libraries & Archives together at last!

Today I’m feeling inspired as I’ve just returned from the second day of my tour of Explore York Libraries.  I have been overwhelmed by the dedication, community spirit and welcome we received  from both staff and users. I've never worked as part of a library service before so when I was invited to tour the … Continue reading Libraries & Archives together at last!

Creating community connections

As we head towards the summer I’m reflecting on my time in York, since those days in early January when I first started. I’m very lucky to be living and working in such a beautiful city and to be meeting such enthusiastic people with interesting archives and projects to share. I thought I'd use this … Continue reading Creating community connections