Event booking opens: Digital literacy in libraries

Digital literacy in libraries

Join the Information Literacy Group (ILG) and the Multimedia, Information and Technology Group (MmIT) for a day long conference of seminar talks and activities from digital literacy experts from across several different areas of the library and information sector.

WHEN: Friday, 5th August 2016

WHERE: The University of Liverpool in London, University of Liverpool, 33 Finsbury Square, London EC2A 1AG

Are you currently involved in developing, supporting and delivering digital literacy skills in your library? Are you engaged in developing information literacy frameworks which include digital literacy (and vice-versa)? Do you want to find out more about what others are doing in this area and to what level? Then this conference is for you. Our speakers will enlighten you as to how their services are involved in and support the digital literacy agendas in their respective institutions and sectors.


09:30     Registration / refreshments

10:00     Opening and welcome – Leo Appleton (University of the Arts London and chair of MmIT)

10:05     Extending Digital Literacy – Luke Burton (Digital Transformation Manager, Newcastle Libraries)

10:45     Digital literacy in the NHS – Kearan Lamb (Knowledge and Library Service Manager, Stockport NHS Trust)

11: 25    Coffee break

11:40     Technology, digital capabilities and the language of change – David Walker (Head of Technology Enhanced Learning, University of Sussex)

12:20     Building Digital capability  – (tbc)

13:00     Lunch

13:45     Digital Nirvana – Moira Wright, (Digital Literacy Officer, University College London)

14:30     The role public libraries play in supporting digital literacy – Jacquie Widdowson (Blackburn with Darwen Library Service and Chair of the Public and Mobile Libraries Group)

15: 10    Evaluating the impact of digital literacy programmes: lessons from student ambassadors? – Jane Secker, (London School of Economics and chair of ILG) and Sonia Gomes (London School of Economics Library)

15: 50    Closing remarks

16:00     Close

Booking information


CILIP ILG or MmIT Members: £40 (inc. VAT)

Non-CILIP ILG or MmIT Members: £60 (inc. VAT)

Bookings can be made via Eventbrite: http://bit.ly/1OrzKv9

If you have any additional queries about booking, please contact the ILG Training Officer, Catherine McManamon: c.mcmanamon@liv.ac.uk or the MmIT Events Coorindator, Nicola Kerr: nkerr@liverpool.ac.uk


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