The draft programme has been released and registration has opened for Internet Librarian 2019, which takes place at London Olympia on 15-16 October. Members of CILIP MmIT can receive a discount of 25% when they book (see foot of blog for the code).
Why attend? ILI provides a forum to network with information professionals from all over the world as they share their stories of real-world innovation and reflect on their experiences and lessons learned. You’ll hear about ground-breaking services that deliver real impact and explore new technologies, services and business models for your library or information service.
You’ll also be investing two days learning about new roles, new skillsets and new tools, and ways in which libraries are supporting social inclusion, engagement and equality. Speakers will discuss about AI, AR and VR, blockchain, bots, digital disruption, library marketing and engagement, library strategies, users and UX, podcasting, repositories, RDM, search, and services for the digital scholar.
The Call for Speakers for Internet Librarian International#ILI2019 has opened. Share your library experiences with hundreds of global colleagues this October in London.
Every year hundreds of library and information professionals – and others – come together at ILI to exchange ideas, knowledge and experience. The focus is on real-world innovations, whether large or small. The organisers are looking for case studies, great stories, personal experiences and lessons learned from the ideas, strategies and practical implementations you’ve put in place.
I’m looking forward to attending #ILI2018 next month (if you are a member of MmIT you can claim a 25% discount – see our blog post for details of how to claim it). We will be staffing an MmIT stand with giveaways and a competition.
I’m giving a lightning talk at ILI on using social media to promote and amplify events and thought it might be helpful to talk about the tech that helps me do so. The two devices I use are an iPad and mobile phone. I find a tablet much lighter and easier than a laptop when balanced on my knees but I do know other people who prefer having the full keyboard on a laptop for rapid tweeting or blogging.
A spare power supply is essential if you wish to keep tweeting after lunch! You can’t guarantee having access to a power point at a conference, but it is probably worth taking your charger plug and lead along just in case. Delegates who bring and share access to a multi-USB adaptor and/or an extension lead are true digital citizens!
Entry-level power banks (left) are low cost and often feature as a “high value” giveaway from library suppliers and publishers. They should help you top-up your phone charge to last out the day.
The more powerful high-capacity power banks (centre) can carry enough charge to keep your laptop or tablet topped up throughout the conference or a transantlantic flight.
My most recent purchase has been a battery phone case (right), which gives me four times the battery life (YMMV), and the some newer versions even offer wireless charging.
My final tip is to charge all your devices and chargers the night before the event starts, and top up the charge whenever possible. I’ve found an article that advises that shallow discharges and recharges are better than full ones, which mentions the new-to-me Battery University as an authority!
[Note: my “tech” was purchased personally, apart from the entry-level power bank which was a publisher giveaway. Obviously other brands of tablets, power banks and phone cases are available….]
Registration is now open – take advantage of the early bird discount or (if you are a member of MmIT) we have a special discount code* just for you.
Themes at ILI 2018 include: new roles, skillsets and tools for librarians; looking at user-driven change; how libraries and info pros are supporting social inclusion, engagement and equality; content: working with new formats and new audiences; marketing: influencing use and expanding audiences; and changes in the scholarly communications landscape. Check out the ILI at 20 infographic for more about one of our favourite conferences.
Once again MmIT will be supporting the @IntLibIntl #ILI18 Conference, to be held at London Olympia on 16-17 October. ILI is marking its 20th birthday in 2018 by celebrating innovative libraries and innovative information professionals The Call for Speakers is open until Friday 13 April. We’re particularly looking forward to potential sessions on tech tools and trends, users and user experience, strategising the future, search tools and techniques, and collections and content. See you there?