Lucky LILAC: an LIS new professional’s perspective of the 2017 conference

Lucky LILAC: an LIS new professional’s perspective of the 2017 conference

This is a guest post written by Catriona Robertson (@RabCShell), a new professional working in HE/health libraries.

Lucky might not be the term that springs to mind when you hear that it was LILAC’s thirteenth year in April, but that is how I, a LILAC newbie, felt to be attending this year’s conference. LILAC, the Librarian’s Information Literacy Annual Conference, is organised each year by CILIP’s Information Literacy Group and attracts attendees and delegates from the UK and further afield. This year’s conference was held over three days at the beautiful Swansea University Bay Campus. As an added bonus, there was plenty of sun rays, as well as ideas, to soak up.

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Libraries and the resident web

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Last month I went to the British Library for a CPD25 event on professional identity and development for librarians. Over the course of the afternoon four speakers from different LIS backgrounds talked and discussed what it means to be a librarian in a period of change, and how to have an active role in shaping the way libraries and librarians are perceived by the public. Continue reading “Libraries and the resident web”

CILIP London’s New Professionals Social Event – October 2016

CILIP London’s New Professionals Social Event – October 2016

Last Wednesday, I had the privilege of attending the CILIP London Student and New Professionals Social in the Brass Monkey pub on Vauxhall Bridge Road. The organiser of the social, Amy, said it was the first of its kind put together by CILIP London, and the committee were not sure how many people would turn out for it. The number of attendees far exceeded expectations, with around 25 new professionals in attendance. This seems to show just how eager we all are to get to know our peers and to explore this career path more broadly.  Continue reading “CILIP London’s New Professionals Social Event – October 2016”

Manchester NLPN winter ’15/’16 event – Digital Skills

Manchester NLPN winter ’15/’16 event – Digital Skills

Manchester based New Library Professionals Network (NLPN) hold regular events in the North West aimed at new or early career library professionals, and with an inclusive, low cost ethos. I attended their most recent winter event on Digital Skills in MadLab Manchester 30/01/16, and was also grateful to be given the opportunity to give a short presentation as part of their initiative to give people the opportunity to gain more experience presenting. Continue reading “Manchester NLPN winter ’15/’16 event – Digital Skills”

CILIP New Professionals Day 2015

CILIP New Professionals Day 2015

The CILIP New Professionals Day was held on the 9th of October at the CILIP headquarters in Bloomsbury. The event was primarily aimed at information professionals either currently studying for their LIS qualification, recent graduates, or those who had begun their career less than 5 years ago. Many of the presentations were relevant to the profession as a whole so I thought I would share what I thought were the most interesting aspects of each presentation.

Many of the sessions from the event are not covered by this post – if you were at the event and would like to contribute a review, please get in touch, we would love to hear what you thought! Continue reading “CILIP New Professionals Day 2015”