MmIT bursary for Cilip Conference 2019 #CilipConf19

 

The CILIP Conference takes place in Manchester from 3-4 July. It’s the annual flagship event for CILIP, the library and information association and one of the biggest events in the calendar for UK library and information professionals. The conference brings together delegates from across the sector to meet, learn and share knowledge. It’s a great chance to catch up with colleagues and make new connections. The conference aims to leave you feeling inspired and passionate about the work that we do as professionals.

MmIT are delighted to be able to offer a bursary place. If you haven’t attended the CILIP conference before, this is a great opportunity to listen to the excellent key note speakers and to network. To apply, please email treasurer.mmit@cilip.org.uk by end of day Friday 19th April 2019. Please tell us who you are, where you work/study, and provide us with a draft blog post about your favourite technology (between 400-1,000 words). We will confirm who the bursary will be awarded to by end of day Friday 3rd May 2019, and subsequently publish the winning blog post (we appreciate that the application time is limited so we will give the winner the opportunity to edit the final version of their blog post during the month of May).

Travel expenses are not provided with the bursary place but accommodation is included. This bursary place includes access to both days of the conference, lunch, refreshments and all sessions. We would expect the bursary winner to proactively promote both the conference and MmIT before, during and after the conference using social media.

To keep up to date on conference developments, follow @CILIPConf19 and #CILIPConf19 and visit the website cilipconference.org.uk.

You can also register for the conference. Don’t worry – if you receive a bursary place, CILIP will refund you. You can still book delegate places at the Early Bird discount until 17th May 2019.

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Apply for a CILIP Conference Bursary (4-5 July 2018)

CILIP Conference 2018 – 4-5 July, Brighton

The CILIP Conference returns to Brighton this July with a stimulating line-up of keynote speakers, thought provoking seminars and essential workshops. Meet like-minded colleagues and make new connections for two days of knowledge sharing, discussion, debate and networking opportunities. The conference aims to leave you feeling inspired and passionate about the work that we do as professionals.

MmIT are delighted to be able to offer a bursary place.  If you haven’t attended the CILIP conference before, this is a great opportunity to listen to the excellent key note speakers and to network.  To apply, please email treasurer.mmit@cilip.org.uk by end of day Wednesday 18th April 2018.  Please tell us who you are, where you work/study, and provide us with a draft blog post about your favourite technology (between 400-1,000 words).  We will confirm who the bursary will be awarded to by end of day Friday 20th April 2018, and subsequently publish the winning blog post (we appreciate that the application time is limited so we will give the winner the opportunity to edit the final version of their blog post during the month of May). 

Travel expenses are not provided with the bursary place but accommodation is included.  This bursary place includes access to both days of the conference, lunch, refreshments and all sessions.  We would expect the bursary winner to proactively promote both the conference and MmIT before, during and after the conference using social media and producing a short report for the MmIT Journal.

 To keep up to date on conference developments, follow @CILIPConf18 and #CILIPConf18 and visit the website cilipconference.org.uk.

 You can also register for the conference.  Don’t worry – if you receive a bursary place, CILIP will refund you.  You can still book delegate places at the Early Bird discount until 27th April 2018.

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Internet Librarian Conference 2017

 

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The Internet Librarian International 2017  is nearly here. It will take place in London Olympia from Tuesday 17 to Wednesday 18 October.

Looking at the programme, its going to be a fantastic event. The two Keynotes, David White(University of the Arts, UK) and Kate Torney (State Library of Victoria, Australia)  will kick the event off with topical issues: communicating value and the role that libraries can play in providing quality information for its users.

Kate Torney’s Keynote: Making a noise about a quiet revolution celebrates the quiet revolution within libraries and the sector’s embrace of disruption – but suggests the time for modesty is over. How do we find and communicate our value to ensure the success and sustainability of our institutions? How do we lead necessary transformation while staying true to our founding ideals?

 David White‘s Keynote: Expertise in an era of easy answers, discusses the abundance of online information which provides easy answers to easy questions. Unfortunately it can also provide easy answers to complex questions, potentially eroding our ability to interrogate, evaluate and synthesise sources. In this talk, David White will explore the role libraries can play in countering the ‘think-less find-more’ mentality encouraged by the Web and the corresponding mistrust of ‘experts’ . In a time when we can Google our way to almost any answer, access to content has become less important than access to people who understand what that content means and where to head next.

MmIT is proud to support the conference and we look forward to meeting delegates at the event.  Conference speakers include our very own MmIT Committee members Andy Tattersall and Alison McNab.

If you are planning on attending and haven’t got your tickets yet, don’t forget that MmIT members can claim a 25% discount off the full conference price by putting the discount code ( MMIT25) in the Priority Code box on the Registration page.

Follow the hashtag on Twitter to keep up with what your fellow delegates are saying at the conference . Or say hi to @IntLibIntlor us @multimediaIT

 

MmIT at #CILIPConf17

MmIT staffed a stand at the 2017 CILIP Conference  in Manchester earlier this month. We had the opportunity to talk to members (and hopefully future members) of the Group, discuss our forthcoming events, and publicise the MmIT Journal.

Highlights included the keynote talk from Dr Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress.  The slides from most of the seminars and briefings from this year’s CILIP Conference are now available on the conference website. Open the Programme, select the session in which you are interested and the presentations are embedded on the page.

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Delivering on Digital: Digital Transformation and the Information Professionals – Workshop Leicester De Montfort 23rd Jun

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Following on from our very successful half day event at Newcastle in March and our Webinar in May, we are delivering yet another workshop for MmIT members and non-members.

Digital capabilities are more important than ever within the library and information community and the people they support. Digital capability is essential for all wanting to flourish in modern society and library and information professionals can support this. The half day workshop will explore how library and information professionals can help shape and support these capabilities for the individual, organisation and community. The purpose of the three talks is not only to help professionals provide a better service befitting the 21st Century but also improve their own digital capability skill sets and show value to their organisation.

Kimberlin Library
De Montfort University
The Gateway

Leicester LE1 9BH

Fee:

MmIT Members – Free
Non MmIT Members £50
Bookings can be made via Eventbrite: http://bit.ly/2rk7Pnp

Programme

12.00: Registration & networking lunch

12.30 – 12.40: Welcome by MmIT

12.40 – 13.30: Seek Sense and Share: The Information & Knowledge Manager as Change Agent – Virginia Power, University of the West of England.

Information & Knowledge Managers in a library & information service often have responsibility for seeking new opportunities to create a knowledge sharing environment and drive the use of collaborative social media tools to enable broader capture and sharing and promote innovation. They are often key players in the introduction of systems, approaches and processes which capture the intellectual capital of the organization and seek out continuous improvement opportunities. In this lively session we will unpick the role of the Information & Knowledge Manager to discover our digital capabilities using top KM tools and techniques in support of the quest to be a true Change Agent. Come and be prepared to interact!

13.30 – 13.50: Break/ networking (tea, coffee & biscuits)

13.50 – 14.40: A digital research cycle for the 21st Century and how to support it – Andy Tattersall – Information Specialist,  University of Sheffield.

The research cycle is changing dramatically and there are countless new technologies and platforms that academics can use to support their research process. From making their work open and reusable to its wider dissemination, there are a lot of opportunities to shake up the scientific system. For many academics their digital capabilities are not developed to a level to fully engage with these new ways of working. Library and information professionals are embedded in all aspects of this cycle and there are opportunities to be found with the latest developments afforded by technology. The purpose of the talk will be to explore the new research cycle along with opportunities to support it and up-skill the digital academic. In addition show some of the tools and technologies that will ensure academics come to you first when they need help.

14.40 – 15.30: The Horizon Report – Dave Parkes – Director of Library and Learning Services, De Montfort University

David has been involved with the New Media Consortium (NMC) Higher Education Horizon report since 2009 as well as an expert panel member of the more recent NMC Library Horizon Report. The work is an ongoing research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in education. Every year the Horizon Report identifies six key trends, six significant challenges, and six important developments in educational technology tied to essential questions of relevance or policy, leadership, and practice. The three sections of this report constitute a reference and technology-planning guide for educators, higher education leaders, administrators, policymakers, and technologists. The report discusses the importance of ‘digital fluency’ and how to manage ‘knowledge obsolescence’. David will explore these themes, the implications for libraries and provide an insider guide to the creation of the work.

15.30 – Questions and close

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CILIP Bursary for a MMIT member to attend the CILIP Conference 2017

CILIP Bursary for a MMIT member to attend the CILIP Conference 2017

CILIP are offering a bursary for a member of MmIT to attend the CILIP Conference 2017 to be held in Manchester 5- 6 July cilipconference.org.uk

This bursary place includes access to both days of the conference, lunch, refreshments and all sessions. It also includes a ticket to the evening reception at MOSI on Wednesday 5 July. One nights’ accommodation at Motel One on Wednesday 5 July is also included. Additional nights can be booked at the expense of the SIG or bursary winner.

MMIT will pay travelling expenses up to £100.

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Website: http://cilipconference.org.uk/

Twitter hashtag: #CILIPConf17

The bursary place is intended to promote MMIT, CILIP and the conference. The winner will be asked to play an active role at the conference including tweeting, staffing the MMIT stand and at the end writing up the conference experience for publication in the MMIT Journal.

Requirements 

Candidates must be a member of MMIT and are asked to submit the following:

  • A covering letter of application, detailing your current role and your library/information experience, reasons why you would like to attend the Cilip Conference, and your CILIP membership number.
  • A description of your favourite library technology and how your users benefit from using it (approximately 500 words, this can be on any technology used in the library, hardware, software, apps, social media, digital resources, etc.)

Letter of application and supporting documents need to be sent electronically by 14th April 2017 to mmitcommittee@gmail.com

MmIT at #CILIPconf16

Are you getting excited about the CILIP 2016 Conference? We are! All the fun kicks off tomorrow morning (or this evening if you’re attending one of the pre-conference events).

Two of our committee members will be at the conference this year – Nicola Kerr, our Events Officer, and myself, Lizzie Sparrow, MmIT Web Officer. If you see us around the conference please come and ask us any questions you may have about MmIT, or just come and say hello!

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Nicola Kerr, MmIT Events Officer

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Lizzie Sparrow, MmIT Web Officer

You will be able to find us, along with all the other special interest groups at the left hand end of the exhibition hall as you come from registration. Niamh O’Donovan, our bursary winner for the CILIP 2016 Conference, will also be joining us there.

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Niamh O’Donovan, bursary winner

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And in case you needed tempting, if you visit us in the exhibition hall you can enter our prize draw to win a copy of Altmetrics: A practical guide for librarians, researchers and academics, edited by our very own Andy Tattersall (MmIT Secretary).