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Tayside Branch AGM

Date: 23rd August 4.30pm (followed by meeting at 5pm)

Venue: Dundee Central Library

Details: All CILIPS Tayside members are invited to join us for our Annual General Meeting.

This is your opportunity to learn more about our group, which is open to all local members. In particular, come along if you are interested in joining the committee and feel free to pass the message on to any colleagues or acquaintances who you think would like to be involved.

We anticipate the meeting will last about half an hour.

Please let us know if you are planning to attend by e-mailing Tanya Duthie   


Working with Young Volunteers Training Day - YLG Scotland

Date: 2nd September 9.45am - 4.15pm

Venue: Conference Room, Central Library, Wellgate Shopping Centre, Dundee. DD1 1DB

Cost: YLG Members: £35, Non-YLG Members: £40

Pay on the day (cash only) or by invoice to your employers.

Working with young volunteers in libraries is gaining popularity as young people are looking to do more volunteering to enhance their chances of further education and/or employment. Libraries are in a ideal postition to offer our young people an opportunity to develop their life skills.                     

This full day training will highlight some different ways in which young volunteers can be used in library settings with good practice examples and hearing from some Young Volunteers themselves!

This training day will include:

Jacqueline Geekie, Aberdeenshire Libraries, talking about pupils becoming IT tutors for members of the public

Young Scot talking about Youth Engagement 

Q & A session with Disclosure Scotland 

Using young volunteers in Dyslexia Chatterbooks groups

Author Kirkland Ciccone. There will be an opportunity to buy Kirkland's books and have them signed. 

Volunteer Centre Dundee will be on hand to answer any questions about working with volunteers and engaging with the Saltire Award.

Lunch is not provided, however, there are a number of shops and cafes nearby. 


Catch up on Copyright with Alan Rae - West Branch

Date: 5th September

Venue: Hanging Lantern Room, Hamish Wood Building - Glasgow Caledonian University Cowcaddens Road, G4 0BA 


Alan Rae began his copyright career in 1988 and after 34 happy years in Scottish Further Education, Alan now runs his own copyright consultancy, © Here, principally serving educational clients.  Alan has served on a variety of copyright consultation groups and works with the major collecting agencies on behalf of Scottish Further Education. 

He lectures on copyright and advises on all aspects of copyright law and legislation.  On behalf of the Scottish Colleges, Alan wrote a submission to the Hargreaves Review and has since contributed to the Educational Licensing Workstream Group. He is delighted to be a Copyright Board Hub member and is keen to see the Hub develop and make his contribution as a user representative.

He currently has contracts with Colleges Scotland and the College Development Network to contribute to copyright policy in Scottish FE and to provide practical assistance through a helpdesk. Alan views copyright as an enabler, not a negative and is keen to encourage copyright users to view the concept in a positive way.



Professional Registration and Portfolio Building plus Reflective Writing

The following course is presented in partnership with the CILIPS North East Branch.

Date: 6th September

Venue: Airyhall Library, Aberdeen

Professional Registration and Portfolio Building 10am-1.30pm

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.

Reflective Writing 2-4pm

Reflective practice is a valuable way of understanding how professionals can evaluate what they do in order to improve their performance in the workplace. From this session, delegates will develop and refine their critical skills of reflection while reviewing classic reflective practice and social learning theory. Session will be delivered by Dr. Moira Bailey, RGU.

Delegates can attend either or both sessions.



Metadata and Linked Data: projects, experiments and services in libraries

 Date: Monday 12th September 10am-4pm  

Venue: Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, High School Yards, Infirmary Street, Edinburgh EH1 1LZ

Cost: £60 (includes buffet lunch, online booking fees apply) 

Details: The Cataloguing and Indexing Group in Scotland is pleased to announce our 5th linked data event, which will take place in Edinburgh on the 12 of September. This year we are delighted to welcome speakers from the British Library, the Bibliothèque nationale de France, theUniversities of Edinburgh and St Andrews, the RDA Steering Committee, and the National Library of Scotland, with other speakers to be confirmed. Speakers will describe the practice and challenges of implementing linked data in a library and information environment, from local pilots and experiments to national services.  The opportunities and challenges that linked data presents to cataloguers, libraries and the wider information landscape will be explored, with speakers describing their organisation’s experience, as well as providing an insight into national metadata strategies. The seminar will be of interest to professionals involved in cataloguing, metadata, resource discovery, and data interoperability, with an interest in linked data, open data and the semantic web.

The full programme is still to be announced, but confirmed speakers include:

  • Alan Danskin, British Library, describing linked data initiatives and BL metadata strategy
  • Mélanie Roche, Bibliothèque nationale de France, describing linked data initiatives at the BnF
  • Gordon Dunsire, RDA Steering Committee, describing RDA linked data work
  • Alasdair MacDonald & Ruby Wilkins, Edinburgh University Library, describing a project to link authorities across local datasets
  • Janet Aucock, St Andrews University Library, providing a cataloguer's linked data perspective
  • Alexandria de Pretto, National Library of Scotland, describing experiments with linked data at the national library

 To reserve your place please register via Eventbrite at


KB+ training workshop

Date: 14th September - 11am – 3:30pm

Venue: Dundee 

Workshop purpose and who it’s for

This free one day workshop is designed to help you get more out of KB+, such as managing current and past subscriptions, link resolvers’ targets and licences.

This workshop is for you if you are new to KB+ or if you have some experience of using KB+ and want to learn more about advanced features and how to get more out of it.

There is no cost for attending the workshop. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

The workshop will provide you with an opportunity to:

  • learn more about how to use KB+ and introduce you to some of its features (hands-on session).
  • exchange experiences with other members of the KB+ community.
  • find out more about how KB+ is interoperable with other services including JUSP.
  • provide feedback to the KB+ team to inform development of the service.

To book a place please visit:


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!




CILIP in Scotland Autumn Gathering

Date: October 20th 

Venue: Glasgow City Hotel

Booking and full programme information: