July 4, 2016 by Lizzie Sparrow
Booking is now open for the 2016 MmIT annual conference – Digital Citizenship: What is the library’s role?
During this conference we will explore and discuss several digital citizenship themes and the role and responsibility of the library and the librarian in supporting citizenry in the digital world.
The conference themes will consist of, your library’s role in:
- Digital access and inclusion
- Digital literacy
- Digital communications (including digital profiles, reputation)
- Digital law
- Digital security
Digital citizenship is a term often used to describe how people acquire and use their digital and online skills and experiences in order to further achieve and develop in their personal, professional and social roles. MmIT believe that libraries across all sectors play a significant role in supporting and developing digital citizenship with our user communities.
With four expert keynote speakers confirmed, the conference seeks to facilitate discussion and the sharing of good practice in answer to some of these questions plus more, with colleagues from across all sectors of the library and information world.
Delegates will engage in a series of workshops and seminars on digital citizenship themes and the conference will also showcase current research and innovations in these areas through lightning sessions and presentations from researching practitioners. There will also be a student forum where Masters and PhD students will highlight their research.
Our keynote speakers are:
- Chris Stokes, Joint Director of Digital Learning, University of Sheffield
- Helen Milner, CEO & Staff Board Director, Tinder Foundation
- Kevin Curran, Reader in Computer Science and Group Leader for the Ambient Intelligence Research Group, University of Ulster
- Madeline Barrett, Head of Libraries, Heritage and Arts, London Borough of Sutton.
For the most up-to-date information and to book your place, go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mmit-2016-conference-digital-citizenship-what-is-the-librarys-role-tickets-18734070108.