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Staff Development Forum: Making the Modern Academic Librarian [Ref. No. TG1/STAFF]


1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Monticello House
45 Russell Square, London, Wc1b 4jp

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cpd25 is pleased to present an afternoon workshop aimed at staff with any level of responsibility for staff development in their institution. The programme will look specifically at how we upskill staff to face new areas of work and new challenges, and consists of a keynote talk, followed by a workshop activity. Attendees will work in groups to share ideas and to plan staff development activities they can implement in their own institutions.


1.00 pm Registration

1.30 pm Welcome

1.40 pm – 2.30 pm Keynote: Making the Modern Academic Librarian

Claire Sewell, MSc, MCLIP, Research Support Skills Coordinator, Cambridge University Library

The nature of the academic library is undergoing a fundamental shift as librarians move away from traditional roles and towards a more active role in supporting the research community at their institutions. However in order to take full advantage of these opportunities library staff need to develop their knowledge of and confidence in the emerging area of scholarly communication. With both time and budgets tight how do managers prepare their staff for future work in academic libraries? This talk will explore some of the methods used by the Office of Scholarly Communication in Cambridge to develop staff knowledge on topics such as Open Access and Research Data Management, discuss the challenges in implementing such programmes and how these can be overcome.

2.30 pm -3.00 pm Refreshment break

3.00 pm -4.30 pm Staff development workshop

Led by David Clover, Associate Director of Library and Learning Services, University of East London

A facilitated workshop and exchange of experience looking at sharing ideas and best practice in staff development.

4.30 pm – 5.00 pm Feedback

Venue: 1-5 pm, Montague Room, Monticello House, 45 Russell Square, London, WC1B 4JP

This event will include light refreshments.


£50 for members and £75 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.

To book a place please use our online booking form.

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