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2015 Events

If you have an event that would be relevant and of interest to CILIP in Scotland members please e mail details to


Accessibility awareness: understanding the challenges of disability

Date: 26th March 2015

Venue: Riverside East, RGU, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen

 Includes lunch. Cost  £60 for SALCTG members, £70 for non-members. 10.30-3.30.

The aim of the training is to raise awareness of sight problems and help library staff to support their blind and partially sighted customers. The training will include:

1. Overview of RNIB services

2. A quiz to help understand sight loss

3. Etiquette

4. Sighted guidance

5. Technology and equipment to access information

Solar Bear (deaf awareness) will aim to :

 1. Increase knowledge and confidence when communicating with people who have a hearing loss.

2. Raise awareness of barriers faced by deaf and hard of hearing

3. Awareness of all ranges of deafness and type of communication

To secure your place on this training contact Diane Devine, University Library, Robert Gordon University , Riverside East, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen. AB10 7GL T: 01224 263458 E:


Mentor training session
Monday 27 April 0945-1630
G20, Longman Campus, Inverness College UHI, 3 Longman Road, Inverness, IV1 1SA
For any further information or to book, please contact Alison Turriff or Val Walker the Mentor Support Officers for Scotland. Contact details and
Mentor exchange of information session
Tuesday 28 April 1100-1230
Room1130, National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EW
For any further information or to book, please contact Alison Turriff or Val Walker the Mentor Support Officers for Scotland. Contact details and
Date: 28th April 2pm
Venue: Gartnavel Hospital
Full info:
Details from Anabel Marsh: #GLTU15 has now been fixed for the afternoon of Tuesday, 28th April at 2pm. We’ll be visiting the libraries at Gartnavel: the General and Royal Hospitals, the Beatson and the Public Health Resource Unit. I had a preview before Christmas, so pop over to the post I wrote then for more pictures – it was a fabulous afternoon and I learned a lot about the variety of work in health librarianship. Many thanks to Shona McQuistan for all her work organising this.

World War One Projects and Investigations (Information Literacy part 3)

Date: 21st May 2-4pm

Venue: Queensferry High School, Edinburgh, EH30 9JN

 Three fantastic presentations from Scottish High Schools on researching and gathering digital resources to commemorate the WWI centenary. Our Speakers will share their top research tips, useful organisations and contacts as well as inspiring you with details of their WWI projects.


-   Naomi RichardsonLibrarian, Queensferry High School, Edinburgh.

Scotland’s War Project (Edinburgh University) focusing on an overview of Queensferry High School’s contribution to the Scotland’s War Project in researching local Commonwealth War Graves with special emphasis on those from the Battle of Jutland.

-   Ian McCracken, Volunteer Archivist, Govan High School Glasgow

“I will be looking at World War One research processes & outcomes. The presentation will include information on sources that can be used, IL challenges, and how the Govan High Memorial research has benefited the school”

-  Lauren ThowLibrarian, Portobello High School, Edinburgh

The School That Went to War (BBC Radio Scotland) researching and uncovering the stories of soldiers from Portobello High School who signed up to fight in WWI. Culminating in a 5-episode BBC Radio drama narrated by Edith Bowman.

Free 8GB data stick pre-loaded with a resource pack

The cost is £40 for CILIPS members, £50 for non-members


Registration essential on or before 01.05.15 for catering purposes

Direct any enquiries to East Branch Events Co-ordinator, Alison Leslie

Alison Leslie, National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EW. 

Tel: 0131 623 3822         Fax 0131 623 3830        Email


CILIPS Annual Conference 2015 Advocating Libraries: Innovate and Thrive
1st-2nd June
Dundee (Apex Hotel)

Full Details



Date: June 23-26, 2015

Venue: Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.
Keynote speakers in 2015 include Prof. Dorothy Williams, Emeritus Professor of Information Science at Robert Gordon University, Prof. David Bawden (Department of Library and Information Science, City University London) and Prof. Olof Sundin (Department for Arts and Cultural Sciences, Lund University, Sweden).

i3 focuses on the quality and effectiveness of the interaction between people and information and how this interaction can bring about change. The conference will look beyond the issues of use and accessibility of technology to questions about the way people interact with the information and knowledge content of today's systems and services, and how this might ultimately affect the impact of that information on individuals, organisations and communities.

Conference themes include:
• the quality and effectiveness of user/information interactions (e.g. information literacies);
• patterns of information behaviour in different contexts (e.g. creativity, ethics, surveillance, ownership, information recycling/reuse);
• the social, cultural and economic impacts of engagement with information, including the assessment of value and impact;
• the value of information and knowledge as enablers of resilience and change in organisations and communities.

Further information will be available soon on the conference website at  If you would like to register your interest and receive further alerts, please email the conference team at


CILIPS Autumn Gathering - 19th November

Details coming later in the year.