Archive for the ‘CILIP in London’ Category

CILIP in London talk – Social Libraries

April 10, 2007

Social Libraries: Collaborating worldwide from the comfort of home by Anne Welsh.

This talk was about ‘Five weeks to a social library’, an innovative and free US-based online course for teaching librarians about social software (such as blogs, RSS, social bookmarking and wikis) and its use in libraries that ran earlier in 2007. Anne was one of the presenters who, drawing on her experience of setting up a blog for DrugScope, created a screencast presentation to demonstrate how common library activities such as acquisitions, cataloguing and enquiry work can be transformed quickly and easily into blog entries. (more…)


CILIP in London Talk – The impact of information services in the voluntary sector

March 13, 2007

Talk from Christine Goodair, Head of Website & Information Services at DrugScope. This talk provided an introduction to working in information services in the voluntary sector, the variety of work that it is possible to undertake and some of the more negative (or challenging) aspects. Discussion of the DrugScop blog (and RSS feed) and how it has proved such a success. A very positive aspect of working in the voluntary sector appears to be that there is great scope for initiative but this is balanced by limited funding and sometimes uncertainty about future funding/sustainability – “an exciting if not entirely secure place to work”.

CILIP in London Talk

July 11, 2006

Talk about the work of the Library Campaign – a volunteer organisation that aims to promote libraries in the public sector – including schools, hospitals, government departments as well as public libraries. They aim to be an umbrella group for friends and user groups.


CILIP in London AGM, panel discussion “Working in London: Starting out and moving on”

May 24, 2006

The AGM was followed by a panel discussion on the LIS job market within London and particularly the attributes that employers are seeking on a good CV/application and at interview.

CILIP in London Talk Ben Chan, Ministry of Defence . Getting noticed: from shelver to Update profile. Making the most of networking and opportunities

April 12, 2006

Talk by Ben Chan who has recently been profiled in Update, focussing on raising your profile and that of your service.

CILIP in London Talk – RSS and Blogs

February 14, 2006

Fantastic introduction to RSS and Blogs by Karen Blakeman.