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Career Development Day For Library And Information Assistants [Event Ref. No. TG1/CDD]


4:00 pm

Event Type

This day is aimed at those who are looking to progress in their career or change direction and will reflect on the current trends in the market place and the future role of the Librarian.

In particular the focus will be on the changing roles of information professionals, thinking creatively about opportunities and skills as well as how to progress in the current economic climate.

The session will comprise of a variety of speakers talking about their own experiences as well as practical tips and exercises to prepare participants for applying for roles. In addition, there will be advice on progressing in existing roles (including information about the CILIP Qualifications Framework) and examples from our speakers about how they have done this.


10.00am: Arrival, registration, coffee

10.20am: Welcome and overview of the day

10.30am: Keynote Speaker- What is the role of the librarian? Current trends in Higher Education and the Future of Library services. Robert Hall, Director of Library Services and Employability at Kings College

11.00am: Case Study – Special Collections Archivist, Karyn Stuckey, Foster and Partners

11.20am: Case Study – Librarian, Helen Williamson, Horniman Museum

11.40am: Tea break

11.55am: Case Study (Current Masters Student)- Subject Librarian, David Pearson, SOAS

12.20pm: How is CILIP adapting to current trends – Michael Martin, Adviser for Qualifications and Professional Development of CILIP

12.45pm: Lunch

1.45pm: (including tea at 3.15pm) Current trends in the market place – How to prepare/market yourself/What jobs are available? Including practical exercises, Donald Lickley, Sue Hill Recruitment

4pm: Close.

Venue: Room G15, Birkbeck College, University of London,

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

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

Cost: £90 for cpd25 members and £135 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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