ELISA Open Forum – The Librarian in a Post-Truth World – tickets available!

*Tickets available*
Wednesday 6th December 2017 

An ELISA Open Forum Event is planned for Wednesday 6th December 1.30pm – 6.00pm at the National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh.

The theme  of the event is ‘The Librarian in a Post-Truth World
If all facts are optional; fake news makes news; and information is just another political football – where does that leave the librarian?
Join us for an afternoon of provocation, discussion and debate plus a chance to connect with colleagues and celebrate the contribution that librarians can still make in this “post-truth” world.

Tickets (free) are now available via Eventbrite.

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ELISA Open Forum – The Librarian in a Post-Truth World – save the date!

*Save the Date* 
Wednesday 6th December 2017 

An ELISA Open Forum Event is planned for Wednesday 6th December 1.30pm – 6.00pm at the National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh.

The theme  of the event is ‘The Librarian in a Post-Truth World
If all facts are optional; fake news makes news; and information is just another political football – where does that leave the librarian?
Join us for an afternoon of provocation, discussion and debate plus a chance to connect with colleagues and celebrate the contribution that librarians can still make in this “post-truth” world.

Tickets (free) will be available soon – more details to follow on how to book via Eventbrite.

Mintel Analyst Talk: Brexit and the Economy at National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh. November 22, 9:15am

 

brexitbreakfastToby Clark, Mintel’s Director of Research, will talk about the implications of the EU vote for consumer confidence and household finances, and what this means for a range of consumer-facing markets. He’ll draw on broader economic data, Mintel’s exclusive research on consumer sentiment, and Mintel’s experience of how consumers react to changing economic conditions.

This is a free event.

Reserve your place on eventbrite

ELISA visit to National Records of Scotland – Mon 16th Oct

There is an ELISA visit to General Register House on Monday 16 October between 15:30 and 17:30

The details are:
15:30 – Introductory talks in the Lord Clerk Register’s Room
– ScotlandsPeople Centre by Iain Ferguson
– Overview of the archive collections by Tristram Clarke, Outreach Officer (or a member of his team)
– Q and A

16:15 A brief tour of General Register House

16:30-17:30  Introduction to Historical and Legal Search Room services by Alison Lindsay and a chance to see the catalogues, etc in the Historical Search Room

There are up to 30 places available on the visit.
If you would like a place, please book via Eventbrite

 

 

ELISA AGM and tour of Enduring Eye exhibition

The ELISA AGM was held on Tuesday 26th September at the National Library of Scotland.
It was a very successful event with positive feedback from the 15 members who attended.

The event started with a tour of the NLS’s current exhibition led by Paula Williams (Curator of Maps, Mountaineering and Polar Collections).   It was fascinating to look at the photographs and to hear the story of the expedition.  Paula is extremely knowledgeable about the expedition and the history of the people, places and sequence of events.  She made it sound both exciting and poignant.  She also gave an insight into what is involved in curating and exhibition and the work that takes place behind the scenes.

The exhibition is definitely worth visiting and the photographs are amazing.

After the tour, there were refreshments and then the AGM.
The AGM deals with the official business of ELISA and with reports from the Business Committee and the financial report.  Then reports from sub groups i.e. the Access Group, Training and Development Group and the Web Group.
These reports will be made available via the website as soon as they are available.

 

Visit to National Library of Scotland’s Map Collections 20th Oct 2.30pm

CILIP’s Government Information Group has organised a visit to the National Library of Scotland  Map Library on the 20th Oct.maps-of-scotland

The National Library of Scotland Map Library is one of the ten largest map collections in the World, holding around 2 million maps, as well as atlases, gazetteers, and a growing collection of digital map datasets. This visit will include a talk describing the main highlights of the map collections, their users, and the growing ways the content is delivered online through http://maps.nls.uk, as well as a brief tour to view maps themselves and storage facilities. Chris Fleet is Map Curator at the Library, where he has worked since 1994, with particular responsibilities for digital mapping.

You dont have to be a member of the Government Information Group or CILIP to attend this event.

Reserve your place here

ELISA AGM, Networking & Exhibition Tour

endurance-in-ice-lThis year’s AGM will be held (slightly later than usual) on Tuesday 26th September, 5pm at the National Library of Scotland.

Join us for a tour of the Library’s current exhibition Enduring Eye: the Antarctic Legacy of Sir Ernest Shackleton and Frank Hurley led by Paula Williams, Curator of Maps, Mountaineering and Polar Collections.

Following the tour, there will be some refreshments and a short AGM, giving the opportunity to hear about the work undertaken by ELISA during the past year.

Please reserve your place via Eventbrite