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Applying To Study Library And Information Science … And Beyond: A One-Day Conference [Event Ref. No. TG1/APPLIS]


10:30 am - 4:00 pm


The London Mathematical Society
57-58 Russell Square, London, WC1B 4HS

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Are you interested in qualifying as a professional librarian?  This event brings together a range of speakers to inspire you to choose a career in the library and information world.  We’ll give you an insight into the process of applying for and experiences of Library School, as well as look at your first steps in your career.

At lunch time, there’s a course fair with opportunities to meet representatives from LIS courses at Sheffield, UCL and Aberystwyth.

It’s a great networking opportunity with peers and other new professionals, and there will be plenty of opportunities to get answers to your burning questions about the whole process.  It will be of particular interest to Graduate Trainees and anyone else who would like to become a librarian or information professional.

The hashtag for this event is:  #applis13


10:30 for 11:00 – Registration

11:00 Stephen Pinfield, Programme Coordinator for MA Librarianship, Sheffield iSchool

11:30 Vanda Broughton, Programme Leader for MA Library and Information Studies, UCL

12:20: Bethan Ruddock, Project Manager, Library and Archival Services, Mimas, and author of “The New Professional’s Toolkit”

13:00 Lunch and Course Fair, featuring stalls from various programmes

After lunch, two recently qualified professionals will talk about their experiences after qualification (Alexandra Burton, Assistant Librarian at University College School and Ian Clark, Library Systems Officer, Canterbury Christ Church University).

15:20 A panel of current and recent library school students will outline their experiences and take questions (Rhav Lutchman, James Atkinson, LJ Hutchins and Jill Dye).

15:50 A final round up of the day and opportunity for further questions.

Venue: The Hardy Room at the London Mathematical Society, 57-58 Russell Square, London WC1B 4HS; Website:

Please note that there are limited places available for this event.

Cancellations less than one week before the event will be charged a 50% cancellation fee. In the event of a ‘no-show’ on the day, the full fee will be charged.

To book a place please use our online booking form or email the administrator via

Cost: £70 for cpd25 members and £105 for non-members.

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