Upcoming ILIG events

The International Library and Information Group invites you to join them for their upcoming events.


Informals are not lectures; they are informal, but informative, early evening meetings with a short talk on a theme of international interest plus plenty of time for questions and networking. They are open to all and absolutely free, though we kindly request that you book in advance for catering purposes (light nibbles/wine).

They all take place 18:00 – 19:45 at the CILIP Head Office (7 Ridgmount Street, London WC1E 7AE)

Wednesday 10th October: We can Help! How the British Council Supported Libraries under pressure 1934 -2018

Stephan Roman, last years fellow. given for his work in international development of libraries, former global director of British Council libraries, and then regional director for South Asia between 2011 -2016 and will together with colleagues talk about the work of the British Council in supporting libraries under pressure in the period 1934-2018. This will focus on the work that the British Council has done over 70 years to maintain access to open information in societies where this access is restricted or denied.

Book your place online.

Wednesday 14th November: Inspiration, education and lots of travel

Jane Secker, Chair of the CILIP Information Literacy Group will share her experiences of attending the European Conference on Information literacy over the past five years. This has not just given Jane a chance to visit some of the most beautiful cites in Europe (Dubrovnik, Prague and St Malo to name a few) to share her work, she has also met librarians and researchers from around the world and developed and an international community of practice on copyright literacy. Jane admits to having the conference bug – she loves travel, she loves meeting new people and sharing her ideas and discussing them with others. In this informal she will encourage you to think about presenting at an international conference, give you some tips for how to get funding and make the most out of the opportunity.

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Time: 10.00 –  16:00 (registration 9:30)
Venue: CILIP HQ, 7 Ridgmount Street, WC1E 7 AE

This practical workshop is for information specialists and librarians who want to explore what it means to demonstrate impact to their users, stakeholders and wider networks. The facilitators will share their collective experience of demonstrating impact in their organisations and will showcase some of the impact tools available. Participants will be taken on a journey to communicate the impact of a project, activity or service from inception to completion. The session provides a mixture
of activities that give participants the opportunity to have some hands-on experience of using some tools and work through an example project.

Bring an idea for a project, service or an activity that you would like to do. Examples could range from a project or piece of work that influenced a change in the wider organisation, involvement in a new training session or a core service that you’d like to demonstrate the value of. Ultimately, we want participants to return to work with something tangible showing how the service contributes to your organisation and give some ideas about how to share their work.

The session will be led by:

  • Tracey Pratchett, Knowledge & Library Services Manager, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS
    Foundation Trust
  • Victoria Treadway, Library & Knowledge Service Lead, Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS
    Foundation Trust

On completion of this session trainees will be able to:

  1. Outline how new or completed projects have value to the organisation or wider sector
  2. Draft a brief project plan outlining resources required, team and costs
  3. Identify a range of evaluation methods with a view to demonstrating impact
  4. Consider what demonstrating impact looks like
  5. Use examples from others to disseminate how their service impacts on their organisation /
    wider sector

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