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Ms Nazlin Bhimani
L406
Newsam Library and Archives
UCL Institute of Education
20 Bedford Way, London
WC1H 0AL
Appointment
  • Research Support and Special Collections Librarian
  • Library Services
  • VP: Research
Biography

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 Institute. I am also in charge of the Newsam Library's Special Collections which have a focus on the history of education in England. I have worked in different types of libraries, including special and academic libraries in different subject areas, supporting students and staff at all levels.  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 Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of Western Ontario in Canada and a Masters in Music from the University of British Columbia, Canada.  More recently, I was awarded a Masters in the History of Education from UCL Institute of Education.  My dissertation topic was the writings of a schools inspector (HMI), F. H. Hayward (1872-1954), who was active between the two wars and passionate about moral education.  He was a founding member of the Moral Instruction League and was the author of many books and pamphlets, many of which are held at the IOE in the Special Collections.

Research Summary

I have been involved in a number of 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. The outcomes of this project have been summarised at http://libguides.ioe.ac.uk/digital_literacies

I am interested in educational technologies, particularly their use in research and how they can be used for promoting historical collections. I often write for the blog posts for the IOE Library's Newsam News, UCL Special Collections and the IOE Centre for Doctoral Education's blog.  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 with reference to citizenship education.

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 the IOE, I am a tutor on the Information and Digital Literacies module which is offered to students registered on the MPhil/PhD and MRES programmes at the IOE. I also teach on the Professional Doctorate programmes -  the EdD (Home and International) and DPsyc programmes.

More recently I have been teaching on several new programmes at the Institute including the Diploma in Social Science Research (DipSSR) and the MA in Policy and Practice. I have collaborated with colleagues in the IOE's Academic Writing Centre running object-based learning workshops which use materials from the historical collections.

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