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Applying to study Library and Information Science [TG1/LIS]


10:00 am - 4:30 pm


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

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Are you interested in becoming an information professional? This event brings together a range of speakers to inspire you and give you an insight into the experience of “going to Library School”.

Aimed predominantly at those working in libraries who are interested in gaining formal qualifications and learning about various career paths within the industry, the day will consist of presentations from a wide range of industry professionals at various stages of their studies and careers.

At lunch time, there will be a course fair with opportunities to meet representatives from some of the main UK courses. It’s a great networking opportunity, giving you the chance to meet with peers and get answers to any questions you have about the whole process. During the day, you will be able to hear from recently qualified professionals and a panel of current LIS students.

09:30-10:00 – Registration and tea/coffee
10:00-13:00 – Morning session:

Hannah Fogg, Assistant Director: Customer Services, ARU
Speaking on her career journey and an insight on how the qualification can help new professionals.

Presentations from a range of course providers, including:

Stephen Pinfield, University of Sheffield
Vanda Broughton, Emeritus Professor, Department of Information Studies, UCL
Lyn Robinson, Head of Dept. Library & Information Science, City, University of London
Lisa Gardner (recent graduate) Ulster University

13:00–14:30 – Lunch and Course Fair
Stalls from LIS courses and a chance to meet other delegates

14:30–16:30 – Afternoon session:

Qualified professionals will talk about their experience after qualification. Including:
Chloe Starling, Middlesex University London
Amelia Hellyer, UCL

They will then join a panel of current and recent library school students, talking about their experiences and taking questions, featuring:

Cathy Goodin, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Kate Abranson, UCL
Christen Ericsson-Penfold, London College of Fashion
Maria Molina, University of Roehampton
Thomas Cridford, Royal College of Art


The London Mathematical Society – De Morgan House (Hardy Room)
57-58 Russell Square
London WC1B 4HS

£135 for members
£200 for other institutions
(Includes lunch and refreshments)


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. Please remember to include your PO number as bookings cannot be confirmed without this.


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