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Conference: The Library in the Interactive Environment


4:30 pm

Event Type

cpd25 Conference

[B]The Library in the Interactive Environment:
Practical use of technology to improve the student experience[/B]

Monday 23 April 2007
The Hatton Conference Centre, Hatton Garden (Chancery Lane / Farringdon Tube)§ionid=122

This conference, in contrast to many events on libraries and Web 2.0, focuses on practical applications of new technologies throughout the information life-cycle of students and other users. The day opens with a review of the current situation and future needs, then looks at examples of how new technology can assist induction, current awareness, information literacy needs, tailored and personalised learning, and sharing learning, while the final speaker addresses the potential of ongoing technological development for the way we offer library services in the future.

The conference will be chaired by Jean Sykes, Librarian and Director of IT Services, LSE and Ian Snowley, President, CILIP

Exhibitors will include Talis, 3M, OCLC and the National Library for Health (NLH).


0930-1000 Registration and coffee

1000-1040 Jean Sykes, Librarian and Director of IT Services, LSE: “Improving the student
experience – how can the Library help?”

1040-1120 Maria Mawson, Academic Liaison Librarian, University of Sheffield: “i-POD tours:
a new approach to induction”

1120-1140 Coffee

1140-1220 Alan Fricker, Knowledge and Library Services Manager, Newham University
Hospital NHS Trust and Andy Richardson, Digital Library Services Manager,
National Library for Health (NLH): “RSS feeds in health: approaches in the NHS and beyond”

1220-1300 Peter Godwin, Academic Liaison Librarian, University of Bedfordshire: “Information Literacy meets Web.2.0: How the new tools affect our own training and our teaching”

1300-1415 Lunch

1415-1455 Susan Eales, Electronic Services Development Manager, OU: “Integrating Library Resources at the OU”

1455-1535 Dr Jane Secker, Learning Technology Librarian, Centre for Learning Technology, LSE and Gwyneth Price, Student Services Librarian, Institute of Education: “Libraries, Social Software and Distance Learners: blog it, tag it, share it”

1535-1550 Tea

1550-1630 Richard Wallis, Technology Evangelist, Talis: “Web2.0 to Library2.0 – from debate to reality”

Booking Information:

Cost £110 for cpd25 members and £180 for other institutions, including lunch and refreshments.

Please note 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’ the full fee will be charged.

Please book online at, or contact Dave Puplett:

Booking form for M25 Members   Booking form for non-Members