Summer Gathering and AGM at RBGE

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We had a great time at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh on the 10th July for our Summer Gathering and AGM. Many thanks to librarian Lorna Mitchell for hosting us, and for her talk – sadly not in the the library due to emergency building work there. Another highlight was our visit the lovely Botanic Cottage.

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LocScot event at NLS – places still available

National Library of Scotland

LocScot event at the National Library of Scotland with a tour of the National Museum of Scotland Library.

This one day LocScot event will take place on Tuesday the 20th March in the National Library of Scotland.

Programme

 09.45-10        Registration and coffee

10–10.45     Scottish Local History Directory The Scottish Local History Forum, in association with the National Library of Scotland and LocScot, are working together to create a free online Scottish Local History Directory, hosted on the SLHF website. Inspired by the invaluable publication  “Exploring Scottish History” by Michael Cox (last published in 1999), the project was made possible by work placement students from the Information & Library Studies (ILS) programme at the University of Strathclyde. Users will be able to search. T he directory by keyword or advanced search options to all kinds of local history resources across Scotland.  The project partners and students will give an update on the project so far and invite your help to grow the directory’s coverage.

10-45-11      Coffee

11-12.15       Representatives from Historic Environment Scotland will join us to give an overview on the HES Library web resources – find out how to access and fully utilise resources such as Canmore; ScotlandsPlaces; Scran; Britain from Above; Dictionary of Scottish Architecture. This helpful and informative session is designed to update and inform us so that we can further utilise and promote these fantastic resources.

12.15 – 12.30    Graeme Hawley from the National Library of Scotland  will also talk on the E-resources that NLS has available

12.30–1.45      Lunch at Vittoria’s on the Bridge

2pm        A guided tour of the National Museum of Scotland’s Library and the Scottish Life Archive has been arranged – this tour is limited to 15 people so the first to book will secure a place!

This LocScot event is free and lunch is optional but a good chance to network. When you book you will be sent details of the menu, cost and how to pre order lunch.

To book please contact     Jennifer Giles j.giles@nls.uk 

ELISA Open Forum – The Librarian in a Post-Truth World – postponed

Unfortunately we have had to postpone this event but we are planning to reschedule it for early 2018.

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?

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.

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

 

 

Harpies, Fechters and Quines Festival 2017

This year’s Harpies, Fechters and Quines Festival focuses on women and film. Events can be booked via Eventbrite

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We’ve very pleased to announce the programme for this year’s Harpies, Fechters and Quines Festival, organised in partnership with the Glasgow Women’s Library and the Edinburgh Womens’ Group Bonnie Fechters.

This year the focus is on women and film – Reel Women – and includes many free film screenings. Come along and meet like-minded folk, learn something new or just sit back and enjoy.

Browse the full programme and book your tickets via Eventbrite
www.edinburghreads.eventbrite.co.uk

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Cyber crime – how safe are you online?

The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) are hosting an event at Edinburgh Central Library, aimed at people aged 50 and over, to raise awareness of cyber scamming.

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mouseFind out more about cyber crime and how to avoid it at a free event hosted by the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service. They’ll be joined by a representative from Police Scotland and will give information on internet security including:

  • Current cyber scams
  • Advice about safe surfing
  • How prosecutors consider cyber scam cases.

The event is being held at Central Library at 2pm on Thursday 16 February 2017 and may be particularly useful to people aged 50+.

Reserve your free place via EventBrite  or contact Laura Connell for more information.

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