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


4:00 pm

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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 Brighton, Loughborough, Sheffield, UCL, UWE 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 the event is #appLIS12.


10:30 for 11:00 – Registration

11:00 Keynote – Sarah Maule, Physical Resources Manager, Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication

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

12:20: Sarah Ison, Information Advisor, University of Brighton

13:00 Lunch and Course Fair, featuring Brighton, Loughborough, Sheffield, UCL, UWE and Aberystwyth

After lunch, two recently qualified professionals will talk about their experiences after qualification:

14:30 Helen Murphy, Deputy Librarian, Trinity Hall

14:55 Sophie Pattison, Senior Library Assistant, Biomedical Team, UCL

15:20 A panel of current and recent library school students will outline their experiences and take questions: Lyndsey Goddard, Lizzie Seals and Laura Radford

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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