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


2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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Are you interested in becoming an information professional? This event brings together current and recent students to give you an insight into the experience of “going to Library School”. During this 90 minute online workshop, you will get a chance to ask questions of recently qualified professionals and current LIS students. This event is aimed predominantly at those working in libraries who are interested in gaining formal qualifications. The aim of this event is to allow you get to an honest view from current and recent students of their experience.

Programme  – Thursday 3 December, 2pm-3.30pm:

2pm                           Welcome from the Chair, Ros Francis, Anglia Ruskin

Presentations           Gemma Pearce and Hannah Stageman

2.30pm                     Panel and presenter Q&A

Presenters & Panel:

Gemma Pearce, Head of Library Service, private school

Gemma initially trained and worked as a primary school teacher. She worked as a Customer Service Assistant for 1 year in a public library before moving to Library Manager in a state school for 2 years. Gemma studied fulltime for 1 year at UCL where she gained a Library and Information Studies Masters degree. She is now Head of Library Service in a private school.

Hannah Stageman, Anglia Ruskin

Hannah Stageman is a Customer Services Supervisor at ARU and has worked in HE, FE and public libraries over the last 13 years in customer services roles. She has an BA (Hons) in Fine Art and MA in Art History and Theory. Her other day job is an artist. Currently studying for a MA in Library and Information Studies at Aberystwyth University.

Katherine Day, UCL

Katie Day is an Assistant Librarian at Godolphin and Latymer School, a Library Assistant at the Bodleian Libraries (previously a graduate trainee), and a second-year UCL Master’s student – a lot at once! She can particularly speak to this, and also to adjusting to a new education system – she went to the States for undergrad, and it’s very different in style. In the field, she is interested in Critical Information Literacy, UX, and diversity and accessibility.

Aimee Andersen, University of Westminster

Raphaëlle Goyeau

List of LIS programmes

£10.00 members
£15.00 for other institutions.

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.

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