Janet Peters, Chair of WHELF, is pictured with the Welsh Minister for Culture and Sport, John Griffiths AM, at the opening of the Trade Exhibition at
the CILIP Cymru Wales Annual Conference on Thursday 16th May.
Mr Griffiths said that it was his “chief task” to continue the Welsh Government’s support and protection for libraries in Wales, even given the current financially challenging times.
Speaking to over 120 delegates at the Conference in Cardiff, Mr Griffiths applauded the theme of the conference. By working together in partnership and collaboration, libraries can find new ways to “do more with less” and to strengthen and enrich their services.
Janet Peters gave a presentation on WHELF’s strategy for the future.
Read more on the CILIP Cymru Wales blog
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Last night at the CILIP Cymru Wales conference in Cardiff, the winners of the inaugural Welsh librarian of the year award were announced.
The academic sector librarian winner was Lori Havard of Swansea University and the public librarian winner was Bethan Hughes from Denbighshire.
Lori was also awarded overall Welsh Librarian of the Year award.
Many congratulations to Lori! Well deserved!
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
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.
A link to the online booking for the CILIP Cymru Wales Conference:
Please note early bird booking at a reduced rate – if you book by 31 March.
It’s a really excellent programme this year together with a very full trade exhibition.
Thursday’s programme includes speakers Phil Bradley and Anne Hannaford. Anne is Director of Information and Learning Services, University of Worcester and will be talking about The Hive at Worcester, the first fully integrated Public and University Library. Phil Bradley needs no introduction – his presentation is entitled Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey Stuff; service development outside the Tardis! There will also be a workshop on bidding for EU funds. Cathie Jackson and Joy Head will be talking about Making Wales an information literate nation -an example of cross sector (LIS) collaboration.
Friday’s programme includes Making your numbers count! How to win funds and influence people with your statistics with Dave Pattern, Library Systems Manager, University of Huddersfield. Annie Mauger, the new CEO of CILIP, will be talking about a new direction for CILIP. Shared services and mergers will be addressed by Sally Wilkinson and Mark Hughes: Can 2 become 1? Lessons from the coal face of library mergers in Wales and Shared Services and systems in Wales, where we are and where we go next. There will also be workshops for new professionals and a careers clinic.
Limited number of FREE places for Library and Information Students in Wales, see website for details.
Finally … An excellent opportunity for 3 people with IT experience to attend the full conference for FREE.
We need 3 IT confident people to help during the conference; in return you will be offered a free full delegate place at the conference, including travel costs and accommodation. To register interest, please e-mail Mandy Powell at firstname.lastname@example.org
More information from Mandy Powell:
E-bost / Email email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
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Make time this November and December to develop your career and enhance your LIS skills with courses such as:
Creating a customer-focused environment: academic sector
16 November 2010, London
With increased pressure to fulfil customer related targets and KPIs, library and information staff need to keep one step ahead and anticipate rather than respond to customer needs. This one-day course will provide the tools and techniques to better understand your customers and deliver an outstanding service.
FULL DETAILS: http://www.cilip.org.uk/jobs-careers/training/pages/creating-customer-focused-environment-academic-sector.aspx
23 November 2010, London
A well developed survey is one of the most effective tools to assess what your users need and want and how you can deliver it to them. Discover the tried and tested techniques used when developing an electronic survey. Learn about the questions to ask – and the questions to avoid!
FULL DETAILS: http://www.cilip.org.uk/jobs-careers/training/pages/esurvey-methods.aspx
Supporting international students in HE
30 November 2010, London
Many international students have studied in educational systems that have different approaches to learning and teaching than those commonly used in UK universities. This one-day workshop will focus on practical approaches to supporting international students in higher education.
FULL DETAILS: http://www.cilip.org.uk/jobs-careers/training/pages/supporting-international-students-he.aspx
Supporting the research student
06 December 2010, London
Since the publication of the Roberts Report, interest in supporting research students has grown in recent years. Learn to identify and adopt the different approaches to help and support the wide ranging needs of research and PhD students.
FULL DETAILS: http://www.cilip.org.uk/jobs-careers/training/pages/supporting-research-student.aspx
Teaching information literacy in HE: what where and how?
09 December 2010, London
Information Literacy work is growing exponentially across higher education. Librarians are working to engage as many students as possible, producing materials/tutorials for the digital environment as well as devising face-to-face activities. This course will address the issues and practicalities associated with designing effective IL activities/sessions.
FULL DETAILS: http://www.cilip.org.uk/jobs-careers/training/pages/teaching-information-literacy-he.aspx
Don’t forget all CILIP Members receive a 40% discount on all our training courses.
Browse all our courses online: http://www.cilip.org.uk/training
Forthcoming Mentor training course in Cardiff:
17th January 2011, Arts and Social Studies Library, Colum Drive
To book contact: Carol Brooks: email@example.com
All courses run 9.30 – 16.30
The afternoon session is about the CILIP scheme and experienced or previously trained mentors are welcome to attend the afternoon session for the half day rate.
A one day workshop run by PTEG on behalf of CILIP.
PTEG Members £15 (inc VAT)
Non-PTEG Members £30 (inc VAT)
(Membership of PTEG as an additional CILIP Group costs £10)
Half day for CILIP update only £8.00
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:
Understand 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
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.
This week is the last chance to book a place at the Welsh Libraries, Archives and Museums Conference 2010: Hard Times, service survival through innovation
Please visit the link for more information and booking forms: http://www.cilip.org.uk/get-involved/regional-branches/wales-cymru/pages/conference-2010.aspx
FREE Transport to and from the 2 day conference, bus routes cover North, Mid and South Wales: http://www.cilip.org.uk/filedownloadslibrary/2010%20welsh%20conference%20free%20bus%20info.pdf
FREE Archive and Museums places for Thursday 13th May 2010: There are a very limited number of FREE day places left for Archives and Museums staff, if you want one please fill in the booking form and write FREE Archive or FREE Museum at the top and e-mail to Jessica Spring, firstname.lastname@example.org this week.
Conference venue information: http://www.metropole.co.uk/
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