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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


Library Gamification  

A workshop presented by Andrew Walsh from University of Huddersfield: This is a similar workshop to the one advertised last month on lis-link.

Date: Friday the 6th of March

Venue: Glasgow Caledonian Universities CPD Centre 

It will be an all-day session, likely to run between 9.30-4.30 and will only cost £45 + VAT to SALCTG members, £55 + VAT to non-SALCTG members. Payment for this workshop will be through our online shop but should you require alternate payment methods please contact me, Sonya Campbell, GCU, st 



Professional Registration and Portfolio Building (fully booked)
Date: 20th March

Time: 10am-2.30pm

Room 1130, National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EW, Edinburgh
Booking: This course is now full. Another course will be planned for Autumn 2015.

Details: There is no charge for this course

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


“New Beginnings”  

Come along to meet the new National Librarian Dr. John Scally and hear about his career and thoughts on the future NLS and the professional in general.

Date: 18 March  

Venue: National Library of Scotland Boardroom

5.30pm for a 6pm start.

Please email to book for catering purposes by 4.30pm Thursday 12 March.


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

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.