ELISA Open Forum -12/12/2018

The annual ELISA Forum will be held on Wednesday 12th December at the NLS starting at 2:00pm.

The theme of the event is Doing things Differently

There will be a number of exciting presentations including:

  • Using Lego to Teach Referencing
  • Access to Own and auto-upgrades for eBook purchases
  • Training and digital literacy
  • Librarians Uncorked
  • NLS Fashion

Tickets are available on Eventbrite 

Refreshments will be provided and there will be opportunities for networking and socialising.

 

 

 

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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.

Business Committee meeting – Dec 2014 – brief report

The ELISA Business Committee held its last meeting of 2014 yesterday.

There was praise for the organisation and success of ELISA Open Forum 2014 – and kind words about the set-up and functionality of this new website.

Membership costs and renewals were discussed, as was the need for links between the BC and ELISA’s other Working Groups

Plans were begun for the organisation of a mid-winter social early in 2015 and for next year’s summer gathering and AGM – details of these to follow.

BC meeting dates pencilled in for 2015 are:

  • 11 March 2014, 3-5pm
  • 10 June 2014, 3-5pm
  • 9 Sept 2014, 3-5pm
  • ?? Dec 2014, 3-5pm

Social media: collaboration, communities and cpd

Thanks to Anabel Marsh for sharing her talk from #elisaForum with us!

Adventures of a Retired Librarian

I was delighted to be invited to speak at the ELISA (Edinburgh Library and Information Services Agency) Open Forum 2014, which had the general theme of  the rewards and risks of social media, especially as ELISA had been one of the sparks for the initiatives I covered in my talk. We had no similar cross-sectoral organisation in the West of Scotland at the time, and I was attempting to rectify that in a small way.
The slides are mainly pictorial and don’t make much sense on their own, so here are some brief notes:
Slide 1 My talk was about using online networks to create real-life communities and cpd opportunities.
Slide 2 My first step into social media was a work-related Children’s Literature blog in 2007. I used Blogger because it seemed easier than WordPress – the only other platform I’d…

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Kickstarting a Revolution – #elisaForum

Helen MacDonald from the Glasgow Women’s Library has also given us a link to the Prezi for her workshop: Kickstarting a Revolution: Crowdfunding for the Third Sector.

Thanks Helen!

crowdsourcing @ nls #elisaForum

Thanks to Gill Hamilton, Digital Access Manager at NLS for her workshop at ELISA Open Forum 2014 yesterday. Gill has kindly provided her presentation slides slides to remind those who took part in her workshop – and to update those (like me) who missed it.