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Youth Libraries Group  CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Awards Celebration of Reading Event

Date: 26th September 3.30-6pm

Venue: Central Library - 7-9 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EG 

This celebration is an opportunity to become familiar with some of the best current books for children. You will be able to participate in voting for the novels and illustrated books to be nominated for these awards.

This event is aimed at student teachers, teachers, librarians, and anyone who has an love of children's literature.

This is a free event, and with all YLG Scotland events, there will be excellent refreshments.



Teaching Skills for School Librarians

Date: 7th October - 10am- 3.30pm

Venue: Dewars’ Centre, Glover Street, Perth, PH2 0TH

Cost: SLA Members £40 or Non SLA Members £50

Full details and booking.


Copyright in a post-Brexit world

Date: October 13th - 1.15-4.15pm

Venue: National Library of Scotland Board, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EW

Cost: £25 plus booking fee (SLA members); £50 plus booking fee (non-members) Costs include lunch.

 Join us for a fascinating seminar on copyright presented by Dr Charles Oppenheim, a leading expert on this topic. The three-hour seminar will cover a brief summary of key copyright elements, recent changes to copyright legislation and their impact on librarians and information professionals, and the likely consequences for copyright law following Brexit. The seminar will be preceded by lunch and there will opportunities for questions and answers at the end of the seminar.

 Charles Oppenheim was until 2009 Professor of Information Science, and Head of the Department of Information Science, at Loughborough University. He is currently a Visiting Professor at Robert Gordon University, at the University of Northampton, and at Cass Business School. Previously he held posts in other Universities, and in the electronic publishing industry. He has published on the library and information professions, Intellectual Property Rights and other legal issues, text and data mining, bibliometrics, evaluation of research quality, and on scholarly publishing trends, including Open Access. He has received the Jason Farradane Award for services to the information profession, and an Aslib award for lifetime achievement to library and information science.

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CILIP in Scotland Autumn Gathering

Date: October 20th 

Venue: Glasgow City Hotel

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Dzien dobry Glasgow! Dzien dobry Wroclaw! by Sylwia Grabowska

Date: October 31st - 7-8.15pm

Venue: Room 1130, National Library of Scotland

Details: Next year's IFLA conference comes back to Europe, to the city of Wroclaw in Poland.

To give you in the flavour of Poland, ILIG is bringing its Informal Talks to Edinburgh where Polish Librarian Sylwia Grabowska will give an overview of Polish Libraries and her work in Scotland and overseas.

Sylwia moved to Glasgow in 2013 to study for an MSc in Information and Library Studies at the University of Strathclyde. Prior to coming to Glasgow, she studied MA of Polish Philology with specialisation of Scientific Information and Bibliology and worked as a librarian in a regional pedagogical library and a high school library in the Polish city of Elblag, near Gdansk. She is also a qualified teacher. She is currently working as College Librarian in the Scottish School of Christian Mission in Glasgow, leading project development of the library, including cooperation with libraries in Malawi and Pakistan.

Sylwia will give an overview of the history of Polish libraries and development of the Polish librarianship; she will discuss current legal situation, modern issues and talk over major Polish libraries, with focus on the National Library of Poland; and share her experience of work in various libraries across countries.

The event also relates to the following areas of CILIP's Professional Knowledge and Skills Base (PKSB):

2.7 Knowledge sharing and collaboration
9.3 Advocacy 9.5 Partnership Development
11.4 Service innovation, development, and design
12.5 Communication skills 12.6 Networking skills

ILIG Informals are not lectures; they are informal, but informative, early evening meetings with a short talk on a theme of international interest plus plenty of time for questions and networking. They are open to all and absolutely free. Light refreshments are served which is why we ask you to let ILIG know you are coming by booking online



CILIP in Scotland Conference 2017

Date: June 5-6 2017

Venue: Dundee Apex Hotel

Booking launched February 2017