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CILIP in Scotland Conference 2016

'Making Connections'
6-7th June, Dundee Apex Hotel

You can view the full programme here.

Keynote Speakers

James Robertson

James Robertson is a Scottish writer who grew up in Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire. He is the author of several short story and poetry collections, and has published five novels: The Fanatic, Joseph Knight, The Testament of Gideon Mack, And the Land Lay Still, and The Professor of Truth. The Testament of Gideon Mack was long-listed for the 2006 Man Booker Prize.

James also runs an independent publishing company called Kettillonia, and is a co-founder (with Matthew Fitt and Susan Rennie) and general editor of the Scots language imprint Itchy Coo (produced by Black & White Publishing), which produces books in Scots for children and young people.

James has a new book coming out in August called 'To Be Continued' published by Hamish Hamilton.

Jan Holmquist

Jan describes himself as a global librarian ("because libraries make communities smarter"). He is also a Library Journal Mover & Shaker 2014, crowdfunder, learner, Music listener. Jan is based in Denmark.

Currently working with library development as Assistant Library Director at Guldborgsund Libraries and involved in global projects like #23mobilethings (a global library learning project that is available in 6 different languages). Jan recently finished a project about libraries and gamification and is involved in another project where libraries test if nudge theory is usable within our field.

Stuart Hamilton

Dr. Stuart Hamilton is the Director of Policy and Advocacy at the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA). He gained his PhD in Library and Information Science from the Royal School of Library and Information Science in Copenhagen, Denmark where his research examined freedom of access to information on the Internet worldwide, and the ways in which libraries can overcome barriers such as censorship or the digital divide to ensure that library users receive the best possible access to online information resources.

Stuart co-ordinates the activities of IFLA’s human rights and copyright committees, as well as other IFLA global advocacy activities in the area of access to digital information. Areas: Public Access to the Internet; freedom of access to information/freedom of expression; privacy; libraries; development

Colin Cook

Colin Cook is head of the Digital Public Services and Business Transformation Division in Scottish Government and is responsible for enabling transformation activities across the Scottish public sector and promoting digital participation. Colin’s main role is to lead the overall implementation of the digital public services strategy, and this will include mygov.scot, digital transformation, assisted digital and online transactional services.

Outside of Scottish Government, Colin’s experience includes spells as Marketing Director, British Army and both Marketing Director and Service Specification Director of Royal Mail’s core Letters Business. Colin is a trustee of The Poppy Factory, a charity dedicated to helping wounded, sick and disabled ex-service people back into work and a regular speaker on digital, marketing and IT issues.