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Senior Library Assistants’ Conference No.3: The Changing Face of Academic Libraries [Event Ref. No. TG4/SLA]


4:30 pm

Event Type

This event is the third annual cpd25 one-day conference designed for delegates who supervise staff, services or both.

The Audience: Senior Library Assistants, Information Services Supervisors (or their equivalent) in Higher Education institutions.

Following on from two previous, highly successful events, the main objectives of the conference are:

• To provide a rare opportunity for networking

• To inform delegates of current and anticipated developments and challenges in the academic library world

• To provide a forum for debate and the sharing of good practice.

Venue: Woburn House Conference Centre, 20 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9HQ
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9.30-10.00: Coffee and registration

10.00-10.30: Keynote Speaker: Deborah Shorley (Director of Library Services, Imperial College), introduction by Mary Nixon (Chair CPD25, Librarian, Goldsmiths, University of London)

10.30-10. 45: Coffee

10.45-12.30: Visits to one of the following:
Birkbeck, Kings College, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UCL Science Library

The particular themes will be:
• RFID and self-service
• Converged services (library/IT)
• Managing the learning environment
• Subject liaison

12.30-13.30: Lunch, with opportunities for networking

13.30-14.00: Breakout sessions 1

14.00-14.30: Plenary


Veronyka Carson & Franko Kowalczuk (Kings College, converged services);
Jason Hobart & Lis Hannon (UCL, RFID/self service);
Regina Everitt (University of the Arts, managing the learning environment);
David Archer (LSHTM, subject liaison);

14.30-15.00: Keynote Speaker: Cathy Walsh,
(Associate Director, Library Services, University of East London)

15.00-15.15: Tea

15.15-15.45: Breakout sessions 2

15.45-16.15: Plenary


Mary Nixon, Gerald Power, Florence Achen-Owor, Claire Jeffery.

16.15-16.30: Reporting back and closing statements.

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: £110 for CPD25 members and £145 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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