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Ms Nazlin Bhimani
Newsam Library and Archives
UCL Institute of Education
20 Bedford Way, London
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  • Research Support and Special Collections Librarian
  • LCCOS: Library Services
  • LCCOS: Library, Culture, Collections and Open Science

I am the Research Support and Special Collections Librarian at the UCL Institute of Education. I support the students at the Centre for Doctoral Education and researchers at the different centres at the Institute of Education. I am also in charge of the Newsam Library's Rare Books Collections, which all have a focus on the history of education in England. 

I have worked in special and academic libraries, supporting students and staff at all levels and in varied subjects. I was at the Royal Academy of Music and the BBC Music Library when it was part of Radio Three, and at Middlesex University where I supported Film and Interactive Arts, Engineering and Information Science and Work-Based Learning. Prior to taking up my post at the Institute of Education, I was the College Librarian at Christ's College, Cambridge University, where I was responsible for both the working collection and the special collections and archives.

I have a Master's in Library and Information Science from the University of Western Ontario in Canada and a Master's in Music from the University of British Columbia, Canada. More recently, I was awarded a Master's in the History of Education from IOE, UCL's Faculty of Education and Society. My dissertation focused on the writings of a school inspector (HMI), F. H. Hayward (1872-1954). Hayward was passionate about moral education and was a founding member of the Moral Instruction League. Many of his books and pamphlets are held at the IOE in the Special Collections.

Research Themes
Research Summary

I have been involved in several externally funded research projects studying user behaviour in online environments, search technologies and the cataloguing and publication of historical materials.  The most recent project was funded by JISC and involved studying the digital literacies of postgraduate students.

I am interested in educational technologies, particularly their use in research and how they can promote historical collections. I often write posts for UCL Special Collections and the IOE Centre for Doctoral Education's blogs. My research in the history of education focuses on teacher training at the London Day Training College (which became the Institute of Education in 1932) and teachers' classroom practice in London elementary schools.

Teaching Summary

I have a PGCertHE from Middlesex University where I was a Teaching Fellow and I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 

At UCL's Faculty of Education and Society, I teach the compulsory Information and Digital Literacies module. I also facilitate object-based learning workshops for the MA in Policy and Practice and MA in Music Education programmes.

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