2015 Events


If you have an event that would be relevant and of interest to CILIP in Scotland members please e mail details to admin@cilips.org.uk.

3D Printer / Dementia Library Event at Dundee Central Library,

Date: 13th August - 6 - 7.30pm.

There will be an informal demonstration of a 3D printer in action and a chance to look around the newly launched Dementia Library space. An opportunity to mix with other library professionals.

Refreshments/ nibbles provided.

To note your interest please e-mail tanya.duthie@leisureandculturedundee.com


Joint Meet the President Event

CILIPS President Jeanette Castle will be talking about her career and thoughts on the library and information world.

Date: Wednesday 9 September 2015

Venue: National Library of Scotland Boardroom, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh.

Time: 6pm for 6.30pm start.

Light refreshments will be available.

Please confirm your attendance by emailing Alison Leslie (East Branch Events Co-ordinator) ata.leslie@nls.uk


LMS Showcase

CILIP’s Library Management Systems Showcase will be taking place once again at the Thistle Edinburgh on 15 September 2015.

The LMS Showcase brings together a number of leading suppliers in an informal and relaxed, “non-sales” environment allowing you to:

-        Compare and assess a number of alternative products in one place

-        Discover new developments in LMS

-        Ensure you have the right system for your organisation

To make it easier, you can now book an appointment with the suppliers in advance. Select the companies you wish to meet when registering your place and an email will be sent directly to them. They will then contact you to make the necessary arrangements.

Attending the event is FREE, however space is limited and you will need to register your place via http://cilip.org.uk/lmsedinburgh2015


SLIC in conjunction with SCURL and Jisc Scotland present the

14th Annual eBooks Conference: The Next Chapter

Date: Friday 9th October, 2015

Technology & Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

We are pleased to be joined by Dr Frank Huysmans, Chair, Expert Group for e-reading, EU Commission @fhuysmans


and Professor Jon Rogers, Professor of Creative Technology, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design



You can access the full programme at http://scottishlibraries.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/eBook-2015-Draft-Programme.pdf


£90 per person + VAT (early bird rate until 31st July)

£110 per person + VAT (from 1st August)

£140 + VAT for attendees from commercial organisations

Book your place at http://scottishlibraries.org/ebook-delegates-form/

Payment - We can send an invoice to your organisation or you can pay by credit/debit card via PayPal. (You do not need to have a PayPal account)

VenueThe Technology & Innovation Centre, The University of Strathclyde, 99 George Street, Glasgow G1 1RD

The TIC is a brand new building, opened in March 2015 with state of the art conference facilities.



Youth Libraries Group Conference 

Venue: Beardmore Hotel, Clydebank

Date: 23rd –24th October 2015

For more information please follow the Eventbrite Link below to booking information and details of the Conference Programme: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ylg-cdeg-conference-2015-diversity-variety-and-choice-tickets-16532681696

The YLG Scotland Group is offering  to fund  a place at the conference for a YLG group member pursuing professional development who would otherwise find it difficult to attend. 

Full details


Professional Registration and Portfolio Building

Date: 30th October

Time: 10-2pm (lunch included)

Place: A.K Bell Library

Map and directions :


Details: This event is presented by the CILIPS Tayside Branch in partnership with CILIP in Scotland and 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.

Booking: The event is free (including lunch) but places are limited so please book a place here -https://cilips.formstack.com/forms/professionalregistrationoct15


Revalidate your Professional Registration

Date & Time: Friday 30 October 14.00 to 16.00 (with registration and coffee from 13.45)

Place: A.K Bell Library

Map and directions :


Do you hold CILIP Professional Registration ACLIP, MCLIP or FCLIP?  Are you thinking about Revalidation but don't know where to start?  Would you like assistance in using the VLE?

Then come along to this session and prepare your Revalidation alongside other CILIP members.  The workshop will begin with a presentation on Revalidation by Matthew Wheeler, Development Officer (Member Support) CILIP.  Participants will be guided through the process of Revalidation on the VLE.  Further assistance will be provided by the Candidate Support Officer and Mentor Support Officer and there will be opportunities to share ideas and experiences with other CILIP members.  You will be given time and support to complete your CPD log on the VLE, advice on writing your statement and help to check that your submission is ready.

The event is free. Places are limited and only available to CILIP members with a qualification to revalidate. Please bring CPD logs and if possible a tablet or laptop.

Book a place here -



CILIP Mentors - Exchange of Experience Session

Thursday 5th November 2015 (13.30 – 16.00)

Dundee Central Library, Wellgate Centre, Dundee DD1 1DB

A map to the Wellgate showing the location of the Central Library is at:


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

Led by Alison Turriff and Val Walker
Mentor Support Officers for Scotland
For more information please contact vmwalker@blueyonder.co.uk or alisonturriff6@googlemail.com

To book go to this link


Places are limited, so please book early. Closing date is 23rd October 2015


Introduction to CILIP Mentoring

Date: Friday 6th November 2015  Times: 09.30-16.30

Location: Stirling Room, The Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow G3 7DN

A map is available at: http://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/libraries/your-local-library/leisure-lifestyle-mitchell/getting-here/Pages/default.aspx

A one day workshop provided on behalf of the CILIP Scottish Member Network – FREE to members of CILIP.

Non-CILIP Members :£50 (inc. VAT) for the morning session on an introduction to mentoring skills OR  £50 (inc. VAT) for full day on mentoring skills and CILIP mentoring scheme for people who intend to become a CILIP member

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 and an update on the current regulations. Please note that lunch will be provided courtesy of CILIPS. Please email Val or Alison about special dietary requirements.

Facilitators: Alison Turriff and Val Walker

To book go to this link  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GlasgowMT2015

Places are limited, so please book early. Closing date is 23rd October 2015

For further information please contact:

Val Walker email vmwalker@blueyonder.co.uk

Alison Turriff email alisonturriff6@googlemail.com


CILIPS Autumn Gathering 

Venue: Beardmore Hotel, Glasgow

Date: 19th November 2015

Details and Booking: http://www.cilips.org.uk/autumn-gathering-2015/