CILIP in Scotland Annual General Meeting 2015

The papers are now available for the Annual General Meeting of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals in Scotland.

All papers can be viewed here: http://www.cilips.org.uk/cilips-agm-2015/

The meeting will be held at the Apex Hotel, 1 West Victoria Dock Road, Dundee, DD1 3JP on Tuesday 2nd June 2015 at 10.15am.

In accordance with the Rules and Regulations and the Bye Laws of CILIP, all persons resident or employed in Scotland who are members are entitled to vote at the AGM.

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World War One Projects and Investigations (Information Literacy part 3)

There are still some places left for this fantastic event. The last 2 information literacy events were extremely interesting days that participants all really enjoyed. Book soon to get a place at this one that focuses on the timely topic of WW1 Projects and Investigations.
World War One Projects and Investigations (Information Literacy part 3)

Date: 21st May 2-4pm

Venue: Queensferry High School, Edinburgh, EH30 9JN

Travel by train to Dalmeny Station for South Queensferry High School – only 17 minutes from Waverley, 30 minutes from Kirkcaldy and one hour from Glasgow Queen Street.

Three fantastic presentations from Scottish High Schools on researching and gathering digital resources to commemorate the WWI centenary. Our Speakers will share their top research tips, useful organisations and contacts as well as inspiring you with details of their WWI projects.

Speakers:

Naomi Richardson, Librarian, Queensferry High School, Edinburgh.

Scotland’s War Project (Edinburgh University) focusing on an overview of Queensferry High School’s contribution to the Scotland’s War Project in researching local Commonwealth War Graves with special emphasis on those from the Battle of Jutland. http://www.scotlandswar.ed.ac.uk/Scotland/About

Ian McCracken, Volunteer Archivist, Govan High School Glasgow

“I will be looking at World War One research processes & outcomes. The presentation will include information on sources that can be used, IL challenges, and how the Govan High Memorial research has benefited the school”

Lauren Thow, Librarian, Portobello High School, Edinburgh

The School That Went to War(BBC Radio Scotland) researching and uncovering the stories of soldiers from Portobello High School who signed up to fight in WWI. Culminating in a 5-episode BBC Radio drama narrated by Edith Bowman. http://www.allmediascotland.com/broadcasting/72993/made-here-the-school-that-went-to-war-bbc-radio-scotland-2/

Free 8GB data stick pre-loaded with a resource pack

The cost is £40 plus VAT for CILIPS members, £50 plus VAT for non-members

Booking: https://cilips.formstack.com/forms/east_branch__information_literacy_part_three

Direct any enquiries to East Branch Events Co-ordinator, Alison Leslie

Alison Leslie, National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EW.

Tel: 0131 623 3822 Fax 0131 623 3830 Email a.leslie@nls.uk

Information Literacy Part Three: World War One: Projects and Investigations

cilips east branchFeaturing Scotland’s War, the Govan High Memorial and The School That Went to War

Three fantastic presentations from Scottish High Schools on researching and gathering digital resources to commemorate the WWI centenary. Our speakers will share their top research tips, useful organisations and contacts as well as inspiring you with details of their WWI projects.

Thursday 21st May 2015

Queensferry High School, Edinburgh, EH30 9JN

14:00 to 16:00pm

£40 for CILIPS members

£50 for non-members   

Places are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Free 8GB data stick pre-loaded with a new WWI resource pack for every attendee

Registration essential on or before 01.5.15 for catering purposes

Pleasebook directly online via the CILIPS website at https://cilips.formstack.com/forms/east_branch__information_literacy_part_three

Speakers:

  • Naomi Richardson, Librarian, Queensferry High School, Edinburgh.

Scotland’s War Project (Edinburgh University) focusing on an overview of Queensferry High School’s contribution to the Scotland’s War Project in researching local Commonwealth War Graves with special emphasis on those from the Battle of Jutland.http://www.scotlandswar.ed.ac.uk/Scotland/About

  • Ian McCracken,Volunteer Archivist,Govan High School Glasgow

The Govan High Memorial“I will be looking at World War One research processes & outcomes. The presentation will include information on sources that can be used, IL challenges, and how the Govan High Memorial research has benefited the school” http://www.teachingscotland.org.uk/education-in-scotland/secondary-teaching/57-memorial-at-govan-high.aspx

  • Lauren Thow, Librarian, Portobello High School, Edinburgh.

 The School That Went to War(BBC Radio Scotland) researching and uncovering the stories of soldiers from Portobello High School who signed up to fight in WWI. Culminating in a 5-episode BBC Radio drama narrated by Edith Bowman.http://www.allmediascotland.com/broadcasting/72993/made-here-the-school-that-went-to-war-bbc-radio-scotland-2/

Direct any enquiries to East Branch Events Co-ordinator, Alison Leslie

Alison Leslie, National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EW.

Tel: 0131 623 3822                   Fax 0131 623 3830

Email   a.leslie@nls.uk

National Libraries Day – NLS Tours

 

Take this opportunity to learn more about your National Library, the collections, services, exhibitions and events, and see behind the scenes. Booking essential as places are limited. If you have specific access requirements or other additional needs please let our staff know when you book your place.

7 February
10.00, 11.00, 12.00


– Tours are Free.

Book online or phone 0131 623 3734.

–  http://www.nls.uk/events

 

Professional Registration and Portfolio Building Event

CILIPS is holding a Professional Registration and Portfolio Building course on 20th March, 10-2.30pm at the National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh.

The course is free.  To book email admin@cilips.org.uk

Learning outcomes:

  • Improved understanding of how to progress towards the relevant qualification and what you will gain by doing so
  • Awareness of the Regulations and assessment criteria
  • An understanding of what constitutes a portfolio and why CILIP requires this for submission for its qualifications
  • Ideas about how to construct a portfolio and the types of evidence that can be included in it
  • An enhanced understanding of the benefits of Continuing Professional Development
  • Awareness of the support networks and information available to help candidates
  • Confidence to progress towards gaining a CILIP qualification successfully

The School That Went to War – Portobello High School on the radio

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I’ve been working with the history department helping students to research Portobello High School’s Roll of Honour from the First World War.  Our work has been turned into a BBC Radio Scotland radio show!

You can listen to the series here:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04l8p6y