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CILIPS Annual Conference 2020

*Please note that this event was originally intended to take place in June but has been postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak and is now taking place via Zoom on October 26-27th.

Our President, Martina McChrystal, will host two days of keynotes, workshops, and talks under the theme of ‘Disruptors & Innovators’.

Book your place here.

This two-day event is the largest conference for library and information professionals in Scotland, bringing together colleagues from across the country and beyond to share knowledge and engage in professional development.

Draft Programme so far:

Day 1 – 26th October

  • ‘Desire Paths’ – Archives, Activism, and Curating (Digital) Memory – Barry Houlihan, National University of Ireland Galway
  • Reaching People – the new National Library of Scotland strategy – Dr John Scally
  • Fun Palaces – celebrating locally-led culture & wellbeing in libraries
  • Innovative Inclusion in Libraries – Neurodiversity at the Glasgow School of Art and Playlist for Life in public libraries
  • Celebrating Research: Lightening Session – bringing theory into practice with student research projects. More information on the projects that will be covered is available here
  • The Effect of Culture on Public Library Use Amongst New-Comer Populations
  • Preserving the History of the Scottish Ballet – the National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive video project
  • Developing a Digital Film Archive: Fraserburgh on Film
  • Analysing Graduate’s Attributes and Information Literacy Skills 
  • Social media use in national libraries
  • Makerspaces in Libraries and how do Makerspaces stay relevant in the new normal – University of Edinburgh
  • Open to all: widening services through partnership in Aberdeen – Aberdeen University Library and Aberdeen City Libraries

Day 2 – 27th October

  • A strong and united library field powering literate, informed and participative societies –  Stephen Wyber, Manager, Policy and Advocacy, IFLA
  • Opening up Collections and Making an Impact – the Wellcome Collection
  • The role of public pedagogy, open education and information literacy in a rapidly changing world – Sheila MacNeill, Independent digital learning consultant and open educator
  • Vibrant School Libraries – Dip into Digital, Renfrewshire
  • Call & Response: Slavery, Abolition and the University of Glasgow – learning lessons from archives, books, and objects and making reparations for past connections to slavery
  • Digital Storytelling in the Public Library – the Scottish Book Trust initiative empowering people to improve their digital skills and tell their stories
  • Fighting ‘Fake News’ – a workshop on misinformation with Scottish Government librarians

Programme is subject to change and more sessions will be added soon.

The prices for the event have now been reduced to £40 for one day and £60 for both days. Prices include VAT.

Book your place here.

For this one-off occassion we do not have a different rate for members and non-members, this will return for the face to face conference in 2021.




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