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Revalidation Workshop

Youth Libraries Group (YLG) Scotland is hosting a Revalidation Workshop for Librarians. Friday 5th February, 1.45 to 4pm, Room w305, Hamish Wood Building, Glasgow Caledonian University.

Led by Anna Herron the workshop provides practical advice and guidance in the Revalidation process.

Attendees are asked to bring along their log-in details for the CILIP website and evidence of their CPD that equates to at least 20 hours.

The Event is FREE.

We will be holding our AGM at 1.45pm so please join us for the meeting and a cuppa before the workshop.

Book using the link below:

Please pass on to anyone who you think may be interested.


University Challenge: Transforming your library

Wednesday 17th February 2016 in The Sir Duncan Rice Library of the University of Aberdeen.

SCURL is pleased to present a symposium on designing and transforming the HE academic library to support the learning environment.

The programme includes papers on:

  • Redesigning space for students’ learning requirements
  • SCONUL Design Award in Scotland
  • Managing learning environments
  • Transformational experiences: the good, the bad, and the…..
  • The Break-Up Letter

Tours of the Sir Duncan Rice Library will be available and the cost to attend the symposium is £25.00 for SCURL members and £30.00 for non-members.

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Tayside Branch - Pub Quiz
Tayside branch are hosting a pub quiz on Thursday 3rd March 2016 at 7pm in Braes Below, Perth Road, Dundee. 
Come along for a fun social night with quirky quiz rounds. Teams of up to four.  £5 per team member and prizes!!! All welcome.
To register your team or make any general enquiries, please contact Tanya Duthie (



CILIP ILIG AGM featuring guest speaker Nick Poole

 Date & Time: 9 March 2016 from 17.45 to 19.45 (AGM starts at 18.00)

Venue: CILIP, 7 Ridgmount Street, London, WCIE 7AE

The evening's events are free, but for catering purposes, please register online at

The brief AGM will be preceded by drinks and light nibbles and followed by a talk from Nick Poole, CILIP's Chief Executive Officer:

Title: "I'm an Internationalist and I hope to lead CILIP into a strong position in the International Field" 

Summary: "The library and information professions around the world are united by common values and common challenges. As one of the world’s largest and longest-established library associations, I want CILIP to step up and play a clear role on the international stage. We have opportunities to learn from our international colleagues, to share our own practices and to work together for the good of our communities. In this session, I would like to discuss with CILIP members what CILIP’s international role should be and how we can work with the ILIG Committee to seize this opportunity."

All are welcome to this event but please book online in advance (no later than 7 March please). Light refreshments will be served which is why we ask you to let ILIG know you are coming by following the above link. Thank you!


CILIP Mentors - Exchange of Experience event

April 18th 1.30-4pm

National Library of Scotland - George IV Bridge

Are you a Mentor for CILIP, or considering becoming a Mentor?

Would you like to meet other Mentors and potential Mentors?

An opportunity to discuss issues, problems and potential solutions arising from mentoring Certification, Chartership and Fellowship Candidates. Topics will be raised by attenders, but sample topics could include:

  • Regulations for Professional Registration/sharing hints and tips/evaluating own performance and that of service/VLE/PKSB
  • what are wider professional issues/what should be in the portfolio?
  • moving from ACLIP to Chartership/ mentoring long distance/reasons for failure

There will be an optional 16.00- 16.30 session on the CILIP VLE

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Mentoring for CILIP Professional Registration

 April 19th - 9.30am-4.30pm

Sandeman Room, AK Bell Library, Perth

The purpose of this course is to provide participants with a background to mentoring, a basic framework for conducting mentoring both long and short term.  The focus of the event is to enable participants to develop effectively as mentors in the context of the CILIP professional development scheme.

Mentor Training is a requisite for becoming a CILIP Mentor and this course is suitable for all CILIP members who have recently registered as CILIP mentors or are thinking of registering. Do come along and find out more about the mentoring scheme. 

By the end of the day participants will:

Have an awareness of the function of mentoring in the CILIP CPD process

Have had the opportunity to explore and experience mentoring

Be able to make an assessment of their capability as mentors and identify their development needs in this area

The morning session will focus on generic mentoring skills whilst the afternoon will focus on the CILIP regulations.  

Members who have previously attended a course on mentoring skills may attend the afternoon only (14.00-16.30) to join in the elements relating to the CILIP scheme.

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Career Skills Day

April 22nd

Robert Gordon University

Booking available early February


Professional Registration and Portfolio Building


​April 25th​ - 10am-2.30pm
Venue: The Mitchell Library, Glasgow
This event is for anyone undertaking Certification, Chartership or Fellowship. The event will look at building portfolios, the CILIP VLE, a candidate's perspective, the role of the mentor and an overview from a CILIP Assessor.

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CILIP in Scotland Conference 2016
6-7 June, Apex Hotel, Dundee


YLG Scotland

Download a list of YLG(S) events for 2016