MmITS sponsoring two delegate places at CILIPS Autumn Gathering on 19th November

Announcement from our friends at MmIT Scotland:

MmITS is pleased to announce that applications will open next week for two delegate places at the CILIPS Autumn Gathering. One place will be for an employee in an Information Service and the other one will be for a student enrolled on a University course in an information-related subject.

Autumn Gathering 2015

Date: Thursday 19th November
Venue: Beardmore Hotel and Conference Centre, Glasgow

Information about this event can be found on the CILIPS website.

How to apply

MmITS is pleased to announce that applications will open next week for two delegate places at the CILIPS Autumn Gathering. One place will be for an employee in an Information Service and the other one will be for a student enrolled on a University course in an information-related subject.

Autumn Gathering 2015

Date: Thursday 19th November
Venue: Beardmore Hotel and Conference Centre, Glasgow

Information about this event can be found on the CILIPS website.

How to apply

Applications will be open from Monday 10th August until Monday 31st August.

More information on the criteria will be included in the application form that will be available on the 10th August. As a general rule, applicants must be based in Scotland and must not have received any MmITS funding in the past 3 years. They must have an interest in technology and see their attendance at the Autumn Gathering as an opportunity for professional development. They must be prepared to share their experience with MmITS members.

The grant covers session entry fee and travel expenses by public transport from an address in Scotland.

For any questions about the criteria, process or expectations for this funding grant please email: mmitscotland.cilips@gmail.com

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.

8th MmITS AGM and post-AGM presentation on ‘The Google Generation’ by David Nicholas

Places are still available for the 8th MmITS AGM and post-AGM seminar on ‘The Google Generation’ by David Nicholas, from University College London, Tuesday 19th April 2011, commencing 1.15 pm, at Historic Scotland, Longmore House, Salisbury Place, Edinburgh EH9 1SH.

MmITS members and non-members are invited to attend the 8th MmITS AGM, and the post-AGM seminar on ‘The Google Generation’ which will be given by Professor David Nicholas, from University College London.  David spoke on this theme at the E-books Conference held in autumn 2010 in Edinburgh and his interesting and lively presentation was enthusiastically received by all attendees.  Places are still available for this event.

Please note: This is a free event and refreshments will be served.

For further details and a link to the Booking Form, please visit – http://www.slainte.org.uk/events/EvntShow.cfm?uEventID=2650

MmITS sponsorship of a CILIP chartership candidate at Working in a digital age: the 10th Annual E-Books Conference

The Multimedia Information Technology Group Scotland (MmITS) is sponsoring one place at 10th E-books Conference, 21st October 2010 in Edinburgh for a CILIP chartership candidate studying under the supervision of a Scottish library and information sector institution.

The cost of the conference fees and travel expenses within Scotland will be met. The successful candidate will be expected to produce a report on the Conference.

Applications, including a supporting statement, should be made by emailing Paulette Hill, MmITS Treasurer, with your full contact details by the deadline of 30th September 2010.