“A Librarian’s Travels” Informal Talk

Each year, the English-Speaking Union (ESU) and CILIP invite applications for the Travelling Librarian Award, from qualified librarians working in UK libraries or information centres who are members of CILIP. The Award is an opportunity to do a two-week study tour in the United States. It is intended to encourage US/UK contacts in the library world and the establishment of permanent links.  Kim Sherwin, from the Joint Services Command and Staff College near Swindon, and winner of the 2006 Travelling Librarian Award, was interviewed by Rachel Monk, ILIG Vice chair, on her experience. Kim visited defence libraries in Washington, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Alabama and the United Nations in New York. 
This was followed by a question and answer session with Jill Martin, CILIP’s Director of Knowledge and Information who provided some practical information about applying for the award. A thoroughly enjoyable informal talk with some interesting traveller’s tales, along with information about the library visits and the application process for this year’s award.

2 Responses to ““A Librarian’s Travels” Informal Talk”

  1. katharine Says:

    This sounds really interesting, I’ve never heard of it before. Are you thinking of applying?

  2. assistantlibrarian Says:

    Hi Katharine,

    Yes, it was a really interesting session – I’m still thinking about applying, but the deadline is getting a bit close! Is it something that you would consider going for? Also, I know that the London and SE Career Development Group are running a visit to the speaker’s library soon so if you are in the London area it might be worth keeping an eye out for that one.


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