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Autumn Gathering

Thursday 30th October
John McIntyre Conference Centre, Edinburgh


Youth Libraries Group Scotland Unconference

Saturday 9th August
Central Library, Edinburgh
This unconference is aimed at people with an interest in promoting reading for pleasure to children and young people. This is a fun, informal user-generated unconference - the possibilities are endless.

Youth Libraries Group Scotland present their first UNCONFERENCE in conjunction with the School Library Association ( and CILIP School Libraries Group

We intend to have a day filled with sessions offering support, advice and ideas, post your discussion ideas onto the YLGS Facebook Page:

With Superstar Guest Speaker Nick Sharratt come along and talk about the things that matter to you.

Free to attend and refreshments available all day, however, please bring your own lunch.
To celebrate having someone as amazing as Nick Sharratt, we will be decorating pants and socks! As it is Nick's Birthday there will also be cake, but SHHHHHH it's a surprise! Nick's books will be available to buy on the day.


Building your Portfolio for Professional Registration, for current and future candidates working toward Chartership and Certification

Friday August 29

Kaimhill Library

Pitmedden Terrace


AB10 7HR


There is no charge for this course. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.


Learning outcomes:

* Improved understanding of how to progress towards the relevant qualification and what you will gain by doing so

* Awareness of the Regulations and assessment criteria

* An understanding of what constitutes a portfolio and why CILIP requires this for submission for its qualifications

* Ideas about how to construct a portfolio and the types of evidence that can be included in it

* An enhanced understanding of the benefits of Continuing Professional Development

* Awareness of the support networks and information available to help candidates

* Confidence to progress towards gaining a CILIP qualification successfully

Full details and booking


13th Annual eBooks Conference

 SLIC in conjunction with SCURL and Jisc RSC Scotland present the 13th Annual eBooks Conference on Friday the 5th September, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

Early bird booking closes on the 31st July!

Book your place here now

Draft Programme:

Friday, 5th September

09.30           Registration, refreshments and exhibition                       

09.50           Welcome and Introduction to the day

                    Alison Stevenson, Vice Chair, SCURL

10.00           Keynote Address:Right to e-read Campaign

                    Gerald Leitner, EBLIDA

10.40           eCollection development for Scotland –    an Easy approach?

Richard Parsons, Wendy Walker & Jeremy Upton, SCURL

11.20           eBook Provision in Public Libraries

Christopher Gibson, University of Strathclyde

11.35           Refreshments and Exhibitor Showcase

12.00                  Beyond Vanity: Libraries, eBooks and Self-Published Authors

Maggie Boyd, Leicestershire Library Services

12.25           The Rise of the Self-publishing Author

Rachel Gregory, Troubador Publishing

12.50           Lunch and Exhibitor Showcase

13.50           Accessible ebook platforms – promises, plasters and procurement

Alistair McNaught, Jisc Tech Dis

14.30           The future of academic publishing; continuity or discontinuity?

                   Stephen Pinfield, University of Sheffield School of Information Studies

15.00           Comfort Break

15.15           The Long History of the (e)Book

Claire Squires, Stirling Centre for International Publishing & Communication

16.00           The Changing Face of Reading

                   Panel Discussion by Marion Sinclair, Publishing Scotland

16.30           Closing remarks from the Chair