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CILIPS Autumn Regathering 2021

Oct 26 2021

Price: See booking link
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Please note the CILIPS Autumn Regathering has now sold out – we are operating at a reduced capacity to ensure seating can be spaced out more than normal and the event is delivered safely. We are optimistic that we can still make some final places available though, so please book a place on our waiting list and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

We’re back! Almost two years since our last in-person event, we are returning to the Dundee Apex Hotel for a one day Autumn Regathering on Tuesday 26th October 10am-4.30pm.

The aim of this event is to bring people back together, share innovative work and highlight the ways in which library and information professionals from all sectors are essential to a changing world and today’s rapidly evolving circumstances. Our exciting array of topics and speakers includes:

  • Media and Information Literacy: our biggest challenge and opportunity – with the CILIP-led Media and Information Literacy Alliance taking shape, Dr Jane Secker, the Chair of the CILIP Information Literacy Group and Senior Lecturer Educational Development at City University in London will join us to highlight developments and look at why it has never been more important for library and information professionals to highlight their skills in this area.
  • The Impact of AI, Machine Learning, Automation and Robotics on the Information Profession – in this session, we will hear from Senior Information School Lecturer Dr Andrew Cox, who has recently authored a CILIP-funded research report that aims to help information professionals understand how AI, machine learning, process automation and robotics are either already impacting the daily work of healthcare professionals or likely to do so in the near future.
  • Maddie is Online: Digital Literacy in Young People with Dr Konstantina Martzoukou, Emma Grey, Niall MacDonald and Ioannis Panayiotakis – ‘Maddie is Online’ is an online video cartoon series that addresses the everyday life experiences of pre-teen children in the online connected environment, empowering them with the skills they need to deal with challenging phenomenon in their digital lives (including online bullying, managing online information, copyright and ownership, privacy and security, and online reputation).
  • Innovation in Public Libraries: East Renfrewshire Libraries’ Use of Virtual Reality with Scott Simpson, Lynsey Ng and Margaret Fox.
  • Stories and Slides: Ideas from a school librarian with Stephen Leitch, Buckie Community High School and Keith Grammar School Librarian
  • #CILIPSGoGreen – Climate Action, Inequalities and Knowledge with Lydia Ayame Hiraide and Sophie Robinson
  • Information Professionals Can Wear Many Hats! Building on the success of her booked-out online employability workshop, Ania Matuszewska, a Systems Librarian at NHS Lanarkshire, will facilitate this fascinating in-person session to examine transferable skills and competencies in LIS: empowering Autumn Regathering attendees to explore a variety of job opportunities and possibilities for professional reinvention.
  • What does it mean to be a New Professional? Dr Laura Gormley, Glasgow Kelvin College, will reflect on her recent research into the challenges and opportunities that newer professionals are presented with in Scotland, while Chair Chloe Elder and committee member Elizabeth Carney share the essential contribution being made by the CILIPS Students & New Professionals Community.
  • Scotland’s Library and Information Professional of the Year Award announcement

We look forward to seeing you in Dundee!

Book a waiting list place here

We would also like to express our sincere thanks to the sponsors and exhibitors who are supporting our Autumn Regathering: sharing their expertise with delegates and helping us to showcase the innovative impact of library and information professionals in Scotland and beyond. For more information on our 2021 Autumn Regathering Sponsors and Exhibitors, please click here.

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