Booking open for MmIT 2016 Conference

Booking is now open for the 2016 MmIT annual conference – Digital Citizenship: What is the library’s role?

To book go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mmit-2016-conference-digital-citizenship-what-is-the-librarys-role-tickets-18734070108

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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.

 

 

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.

Programme

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

Cost:

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

Niamh O’Donovan wins bursary place for CILIP Conference 2016

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Niamh O’Donovan

Congratulations to Niamh O’Donovan, winner of the MmIT bursary place for the CILIP Conference 2016. Niamh works for Galway Public Libraries in Ireland and is a new member of CILIP. Niamh will be using the CILIP Conference to strengthen her links with the CILIP community and in particular the MmIT group. You can find Niamh on twitter as @niamhodonovan. We look forward to welcoming Niamh to the CILIP Conference in July, and hope to meet many more of our members there too!

There is still time to take advantage of the Early Bird discount until Friday 29 April. The CILIP Conference takes place in Brighton from 12-13 July and will be one of the largest gatherings of library and information professionals in the UK. As well as a chance to network and discuss the latest developments in the sector, it is a great opportunity to refresh your CPD, update your skills and discover innovative products and services.

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This year’s programme is the most exciting and ambitious yet. The leading international keynotes will look at the important role that libraries play in times of crisis, the social and economic value of data and information and the power of the written word to promote health and wellbeing. Our speaker programme is designed to deliver real, practical insights that you can apply in your own work, whichever part of the sector you work in and whatever your level of experience.

Some sessions that will be particularly tempting to our members are:

To see the full programme, keynote speakers, social events and exhibitor list, visit http://bit.ly/Conf16SIG

Based in Scotland? Please join us for our conference!

Our Scottish counterparts, MmITS, have a generous bursary of up to £600 on offer. The theme of our annual conference, ‘Sound and Vision in Librarianship: Going Beyond Words and Pictures’, is directly related to the bursary theme of “technology within the Library and Information sector”, as it addresses the implications and practices of producing, managing and curating audio and video materials in the digital age.

Delegates will engage in a series of workshops and seminars on sound and vision themes and the conference will also showcase current research and innovations in these areas through lightning sessions and presentations from researching practitioners.

This bursary will sponsor one individual to attend a course, training or conference of their choice in 2014, relating to the themes of technology within the Library and Information Sector (up to £600 only).

To be eligible for a MmITS bursary you must:

  •  Be based in Scotland
  •  Be working within the Library and Information Sector for between 5-20 years
  •  Must use, or want to use, technology within your role
  •  Must not have received any MmITS funding in the past 3 years

The application form is now live online. You don’t need to be a member of MmITS to apply for the bursary, but why not take this opportunity to join? The deadline is 29 August, so send in your application today.

We look forward to welcoming you to Sheffield.

Abstracts now available for our annual conference

It’s not too late to register for the MmIT annual conference, 11-12 September 2014, in Sheffield.

We’re delighted to provide the abstracts for our keynote lectures and all of the parallel workshop sessions.

Register your place now on EventBrite.

We look forward to welcoming you to Sheffield!

Full programme announced for our annual conference

MmIT GROUP ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2014 – 11TH-12TH SEPTEMBER, SHEFFIELD, UK

MmIT are delighted to announce that we will be holding our annual conference at the University of Sheffield Conference Centre on September 11th and 12th 2014 (Thursday & Friday).

Book your delegate place and see the discounted rates for MmIT Group members at our Eventbrite site.

The conference theme is ‘Sound and Vision in Librarianship: Going Beyond Words and Pictures’ and addresses the implications and practices of producing, managing and curating audio and video materials in the digital age.

Delegates will engage in a series of workshops and seminars on sound and vision themes and the conference will also showcase current research and innovations in these areas through lightning sessions and presentations from researching practitioners.

The full list of speakers and sessions for #mmit2014 has been announced – for more details please go here:
http://lanyrd.com/2014/mmit2014/

 

Full delegate £250 + VAT (£50)
MmIT full delegate £200 + VAT (£40)
Student £125 + VAT (£25)
Day rate £120 + VAT (£24)
MmIT Day rate £85 + VAT (£17)
B & B night £50 + VAT (£10)
Dinner £40 + VAT (£8)

Programme

The keynote speakers have been confirmed as:

  • Liz McGettigan, Director of Digital Library Experiences at SOLUS. The use of Augmented Reality to drive audience growth and innovative customer experience
  • Richard Ranft, British Library Sound Archive. BL’s role in working with sound and vision resource
  • Graham McElearney, Senior Learning Technologist for the University of Sheffield and lead for Sheffield’s iTunesU platform
Address:
University of Sheffield Conference Centre

The Edge, Encliffe Village 34 Endcliffe Crescent

S10 3ED Sheffield

United Kingdom

Contact Details

Leo Appleton

Booking Information

– See more on our CILIP page.

A sunny day in Sheffield

This is just a quick post to thank everyone who participated in and contributed to MmIT2013: we managed to bust through the clouds and keep the rain at bay all day while we learned about searching, collaborating, virtual enquiry services, and sharing everything cloud. More detailed conference reviews will follow, but for now, catch up on the day’s events through pictures and tweets.

Prizes to be awarded at “Cloudbusting — Demystifying the Cloud”

We’re delighted to announce that Facet Publishing is providing three prizes for delegates at the MmIT 2013 national conference.

The prizes include Cloud Computing for Libraries by Marshall Breeding (one of our keynote speakers from MmIT 2012)

Cloud Computing for Libraries

The No-nonsense Guide to Legal Issues in Web 2.0 and Cloud Computing by Charles Oppenheim

The No-nonsense Guide to Legal Issues in Web 2.0 and Cloud Computing

and Getting Started with Cloud Computing, edited by Heather Lea Moulaison and Edward Corrado

Getting Started with Cloud Computing

Book your place now through our online form: https://docs.google.com/a/sheffield.ac.uk/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFlyZUFyNHF5UDAxeEVwZlpGcGwwR2c6MA#gid=0

The full conference programme is available on our Events page: http://www.cilip.org.uk/get-involved/special-interest-groups/multimedia/events/pages/mmit-conference-2013.aspx