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/
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
Just a reminder of the dates this year: 11 to 15 June.
Thanks to Alyson Tyler for this notification.
As in previous years, CyMAL is providing a variety of grants to librarians in Wales to help improve the skills, qualifications and confidence of the library workforce in Wales.
Workforce development is an important aspect of the Libraries Inspire strategy (2012-16). Investing in the workforce will help improve the quality of services for customers.
For full details, please read the document here (scroll down for the Library Workforce Develoment Grants document). The path is CyMAL website / Grants / Innovation and Development Grants 2012-13/ Library Workforce Development Grants.
If you have any queries please contact Alyson (email@example.com) or training and development adviser Denise Lavis (firstname.lastname@example.org) or 0300 062 2111.
Higher education libraries have an important role to play in supporting higher education in further education, so each year WHELF organises an event for HE and FE staff – Welsh Collaboration in Action – to enable participants to share experiences, get up to date on recent developments and develop individual and shared programmes of action for the future.
This year’s event will be held on 26th June at the new City Campus, University of Wales, Newport.
This year’s programme will contain a session on Inductions for HE students and a session on the use of social media tools to share information, news & support with/for HE students. We are really keen to hear from any of you who would consider sharing your good practice and ideas with FE and HE colleagues for either of the sessions.
Please contact Ann Cross email@example.com or Carolyn Howe firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to share your good work at the event.
Glyndŵr University’s Foundation Degree in Library and Information Practice is recruiting for the September 2011 intake which will be held during the following weeks:
w/c 12th September 2011
w/c 31st October 2011
w/c 6th February 2012
w/c 14th May 2012
The course comprises eight modules and runs over two years part-time.
Each year consists of four modules with each module run over a one week block.
Modules include: Information as a core product; customer relationship management in library and information services; Library 2.0 and key management skills for the library and information professional.
Course fees are £995 per year with the additional cost of accommodation. A bursary may be available for the first year from CyMAL: Museums Libraries and Archives Wales, for those students domiciled in Wales.
A short description of the course is given at http://www.glyndwr.ac.uk/en/Undergraduatecourses/LibraryandInformationPractice/ and you can download an application form at http://www.glyndwr.ac.uk/en/Howtoapply/Part-timeundergraduatecourses/TheFile,10472,en.pdf
If you require any further information about the course please do not hesitate to contact Nicola Watkinson at email@example.com or Paul Jeorrett at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are delighted to publish the programme for this year’s WHELF/HEWIT Colloquium taking place at Gregynog between 13th – 17th June. This year’s programme is a varied mix of library and IT topics ranging from the strategic to the operational, with something to suit all tastes. We have succeeded in our aim of keeping the prices as reasonable as possible and have therefore been able to keep them broadly the same as last year.
We would therefore urge colleagues to spread the word and to book their places for the colloquium as soon as possible. The last date for taking bookings will be 20th May.
We look forward to seeing you at Gregynog. Here is the link to the website: http://gregynog.glam.ac.uk/
9th March 2011
The changing face of library catalogues: new OPAC developments
To focus on implementation and user perspective.
Presentations will include: Encore (Bangor University), Primo (Aberystwyth University), Meta Lib (Glamorgan University), VuFind (Swansea University) and WorldCat Local at Trinity St David University.
4th May 2011
Reaching out to our users – enhancing library communication using technology
UC&R Wales AGM at Cardiff University.
To include Virtual Librarian project (chat reference service) from Cardiff University; QuestionPoint from the National Library of Wales; Text Tools from Trinity St David University and Aberystwyth University – remote assistance for students from the library.
More details will be available soon.
For further information, contact: Elizabeth Kensler Rheolwr Gwasanaethau Cwsmeriaid / Customer Services Manager Adran Gwasanaethau’r Llyfrgell / Library Services Division Gwasanaethau Gwybodaeth / Information Services Prifysgol Aberystwyth University Aberystwyth SY23 3DZ Tel : 01970 621848 Email: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.