CILIP Cymru Wales is delighted to announce the long-list of 12 nominees for this, the inaugural Welsh Librarian of the Year Award.
The judging panel are diligently working on selecting a shortlist of nominees, and also the overall winner, who will be announced at the CILIP Cymru Wales Annual Conference Dinner, in Cardiff on 16th May. Sirsi-Dynix, the library technology specialists, are kindly sponsoring the Award, enabling a prize of £500 to be awarded to the winner
In the academic and research category, the following library and information professionals, who live and /or work in Wales have been nominated by their colleagues:
- Lori Havard, Swansea University, ISS
- Marie Lancaster, Cardiff Metropolitan University Library
- Rebecca Mogg, Cardiff University Libraries
- Helen Staffer, Cardiff University Libraries
Good luck to everyone!
Sounds good! Read the full blog post at: http://cataloguersinwales.wordpress.com/2013/03/21/cataloguing-in-wales-first-steps-for-a-new-group/
“This week a few interested persons got together and we decided to try and move the idea of an all Wales cataloguing group forward … We have some ideas for some training, and some discussion, sessions which we will be promoting on this blog in the future. It is hoped that we will be able to liaise with others across Wales to provide sessions elsewhere, or to promote sessions that others may organise themselves.
This blog will promote events and training sessions, it will contain write-ups of those events; we can also feature guest posts on various cataloguing projects, or perhaps some ‘day in the life’ accounts. If you’d like to write a post for us please get in touch! CataloguersinWales@gmail.com
We are also in the process of setting up a Jiscmail list to provide a better forum for discussions, which we will tell you about in due course.”
Now that ARLG Wales is up & running we hope to arrange a members day, and the Catrin Finch Centre at Glyndwr University is booked provisionally for 1 May 2013. There is the possibility of a separate Members’ Day in South Wales.
If these events are to happen, we need to start organizing them soon! Please, then, will you let us have your ideas and tell us what you would like us to do. We need suggestions for themes, topics, speakers, workshop sessions, offers to give presentations or lead workshops, South Wales venues.
Nick Roe, Joint Chair, ARLG Wales
The Chartered Institute of Library & Information Professionals in Wales will be holding their Annual Conference at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Cardiff on Thursday 16th and Friday 17th May. This year’s theme examines partnerships and collaborations in library and information services and will include a range of excellent speakers from Scotland, England and Wales. This is the “not to be missed” professional updating event in Wales!
CILIP Cymru Wales are pleased to offer some supported (free) places to attend conference this year:
- 2 full delegates: including conference attendance on Thursday and Friday, attendance at the Tir na n’Og reception and conference dinner, with overnight accommodation in the Radisson Blu Hotel Cardiff
- 9 day delegate places: to attend on Thursday and/or Friday (09:45 – 16:30)
We are also able to offer some support to assist with transport costs to and from the conference, to a maximum of £50 per application.
To apply you must be a CILIP Cymru Wales member. We will also give priority to applications coming from unwaged, library / information studies students, and new professionals.
If you would like to apply for any of these awards please email email@example.com providing the information requested below. Funding for this initiative comes from CILIP Cymru Wales and is provided to directly support our members. Unsuccessful applicants, and others, will also be welcome to apply for financial support from the Kathleen Cooks Fund. Please apply by 12/04/2013.
Request for funding support to attend CILIP Cymru Wales Annual Conference 2013.
Employing Organisation (if applicable):
Your CILIP Membership number:
Are you unwaged, a library / information studies students, new professional? If yes, please give details.
Which award are you applying for? Full Delegate / Day delegate / Help with travel only.
Will you require assistance with travel costs? If yes, please estimate your anticipated return journey costs.
What do you hope to gain from attending Annual Conference? (Statement not exceeding 200 words).
Have you previously received financial support from the Kathleen Cooks Fund or CILIP Cymru Wales? If yes, when and how much?
Will you be prepared to write a brief report of your experience, learning and development from Conference and for this to be published by CILIP Cymru Wales?
Policy Officer, Wales (Maternity Cover)
Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals Wales
Booking is now open for the CILIP Cymru Wales Annual Conference 2013 – Discounted (early bird) rates apply for both day and full delegate charges until 12th April 2013. Please book early to take advantage of these excellent rates.
The Conference Programme is very nearly finalised and will involve a fascinating mix of speakers and seminar leaders. The recent call for papers provided an excellent response and therefore the programme celebrates many current developments from Wales. Full details including access to the booking form, are available at http://www.cilip.org.uk/get-involved/regional-branches/wales-cymru/events/Pages/annual-library-and-information-conference-2013.aspx
ARLG Wales is now up and running and welcomes interest from librarians working in the FE, HE and research sectors in Wales. They hope to hold a one-day conference at Easter 2013 and need further ideas for events.
ARLG is a result of the merger between UC&R and CoFHE.
For more information contact Nick Roe firstname.lastname@example.org
Last chance to book for this year’s Gregynog Colloquium – bookings must be in by 30th May.
The conference starts on Monday 11th June! We’ve an excellent programme lined up, and would like to encourage as many to attend as possible.
Find out more: http://gregynog.smu.ac.uk/
CILIP Wales held a very successful conference in Cardiff on 17-18 May.
The key theme of leadership was interspersed throughout most of the sessions during the two days.
For an interesting and useful report on the two days, have a look at Alyson Tyler’s blog post.
Bookings are now open for the first CILIP ARLG Conference.
Newcastle University, 25-27 June 2012
The biennial CILIP CoFHE and UC&R Conference has become a significant date in the academic library professional’s diary. It provides the opportunity to share expertise, experience and knowledge in one of the most challenging and rapidly changing sectors of the profession. The two groups have always worked well together and have always been closely aligned. Now. of course, CoFHE and UC&R have formally combined to form the Academic and Research Libraries Group (ARLG), making this sixth joint study conference all the more relevant.
The conference will examine the key role that academic libraries and their staff play in both the learning cycle of the student and the wider demands of the institutions they serve. There will be wide ranging plenary sessions from the professions’ leaders and influential voices:
* John Hogan, Registrar at Newcastle University
* Tony Durcan, Director of Culture, Libraries and Lifelong Learning at Newcastle City Council
Another popular feature of the joint study conference is the practitioner led workshops which all delegates are encouraged to take part in. This year we have over thirty such workshops for delegates to choose from, under the headings:
* Student Experience
* Skilling the workforce for the future
* Collaboration and partnership
* Expectations in a Digital World
* Measuring Impact and Quality
Details of the full workshop programme and the booking form can be accessed here
Re-‐skilling for Research: An investigation into the role and skills of subject and liaison librarians required to effectively support the evolving information needs of researchers
RLUK has published a major report by Mary Auckland on the changing needs of researchers and the effect on the subject/liaison role within libraries.
As research activities evolve, research support must evolve with them. RLUK has been keen to determine what the new requirements of researchers are, and how best these needs can be met by the library. We want to place the needs of researchers in the context of the libraries current offering, and look at how we must change to fulfil the new demands placed upon us.
This report, Re-skilling for Research, takes us a long way to mapping these requirements. It looks in detail at researchers’ information needs and begins to outline the skills and knowledge that are required to meet those needs. The Report offers a comparison of different models of library support for researchers, with valuable comparisons of current job descriptions. Finally, issues around the training opportunities for subject librarians to acquire the additional skills and knowledge they will need to fulfill their new roles are explored.
Download the report: http://www.rluk.ac.uk/content/re-skilling-research