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Information Services Supervisor / Senior Assistant Conference


4:30 pm

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Please Note: This event is now FULLY BOOKED
Betwixt and Between: Being an Information Services Supervisor in HE Today

This conference is aimed at HE Library / Information Services Supervisors in all their guises– a group that often seems to be excluded from main stream staff development provision. It is designed for delegates who may supervise staff, services or both. The main objective of the conference is to provide the group with a rare networking opportunity, to advise them directly of the anticipated developments in the academic library world and to provide a forum to debate and feedback on the issues of the day. Examples of the issues that will be considered include:
‘Future Perfect – what will the library look like to the student of 2012?’
and ‘Is there a need for staff after RFID?’”

An excellent opportunity for ‘exchange of experience’ will be provided after lunch, when the delegates will leave the conference centre to visit one of a selection of academic libraries in the central London area.
As an alternative to the visits Ian Corns will provide a short workshop on “Doing something useful with Web2.0”

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

Outline programme for the day:
09:30 – 10:00 Coffee & Registration
10:00 – 10:25 Keynote Address: Mary Nixon CPD25 Chair and Librarian of Goldsmiths.
10:25 Breakout sessions
11:00 – 11:20 Break
11:20 – 12:00 Feedback from sessions & chaired discussion
12:00 – 12:45 Ian Corns, Talis, to speak on technological, professional and other forms of innovation that can be expected in the next 5 to 10 years in academic libraries.
12:45 – 13:15 Closing address by Caroline Lloyd, Head of Library & Archive Service LSHTM
13:15 – 13:50 Lunch
14:30 to 16:30 After lunch, delegates will be leaving the conference centre to visit various pre-chosen academic libraries in the central London area for a tour and exchange of experience sessions.
Those opting to attend Ian Corns’ afternoon workshop will remain in the conference venue.

The choices of visit available are as follows:

London School of Economics (24 Hour opening)
Imperial College London (Subject Liaison)
London South Bank University (Converged Service)
Birkbeck (Lending Services)
King’s College (Bibliographic Services)
Royal College of Nursing (Health Library)
UCL (Subject Support)
King’s College London (Special Collections)
SOAS (Lending Services)

2:00 – 3:00pm Alternative workshop at Hatton Gardens: Ian Corns ‘Doing something useful with web 2.0.
This workshop will provide the opportunity for attendees to share their practical experiences of using “Web2.0” tools and sites to quickly provide real benefits to users Have you got a wiki for students to write to, has your subject librarian got a blog, have you tried using or Flickr to share? How’s your Facebook presence? If you’re not doing anything like this yet, but really want to when you get back, here’s your chance to learn, to share and to come up with as many ideas as you can!

Booking Information:
Cost for the day, including refreshments throughout, £85 for cpd25 members and £120 for other institutions.
When completing the online booking form
please state your 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice of visit or workshop within the ‘special requests’ area of the form. If booking by email please clearly state your choice. Every effort will be made to meet your request but this cannot be guaranteed.

Booking form for M25 Members   Booking form for non-Members