ELISA Superhero Roadshow at HWU

We are hosting a joint ELISA / Heriot-Watt event on Tuesday April 17th for Librarians and other Information Professionals in Edinburgh.  The event will be held at Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh campus between 12:00 – 5:00pm.

It is a training workshop called the Superhero Roadshow which is aimed at increasing professional pride and getting library staff involved in writing more journal articles, or presenting at conferences etc.
This lively and interactive workshop will cover how to write a conference abstract, how to choose an appropriate journal for publication (peer-reviewed or otherwise) and how to start with small scale in-house research projects. Future superhero librarians will also be encouraged to reflect on the scale of pride they feel in their profession and will be given practical tips on how to engage more fully with the professional opportunities offered by social media. The impact of previous Roadshows has been zero to hero. A growing list of pieces published, blogs uploaded and papers delivered, not to mention new converts to Twitter.

The event will be delivered by
Leo Appleton – Goldsmiths University of London and Wendy Morris – Kingston University
“Whilst we refer to it as the ‘superhero roadshow’ it actually has a serious side. We use superheroes as metaphor to talk about professional engagement for librarians with a particular focus on ‘selling yourself’ and contributing to scholarship through publication and conference presentations. We have found it to be quite a motivational session, and those that want to engage really do take a lot from it”

The event is a free event and is aimed at professional level staff although staff in para-professional roles can also participate and part of the workshop is about instilling professional pride in staff and allowing people to talk about this.
More details can be found in an article at
https://www.sconul.ac.uk/sites/default/files/documents/77.Superhero%20librarians%20are%20coming.pdf

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Tickets are available on Eventbrite  

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image source: thedaringlibrarian.com

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The ‘V’ Word

The next dayschool training event from LocScot, the Scottish CILIP Local Studies Group, is on the hot topic of volunteers and volunteering in libraries and the heritage sector. It will be held on Friday 20th January 2017 at the National Library of Scotland.

This LocScot dayschool tackles the contentious subject of volunteers in the workplace. The training day will look at examples of good practice of using volunteers within libraries, the heritage sector and communities; share our own experiences; and discuss ways to successfully define, plan, and manage volunteers and voluntary projects.

Guest speakers from the National Library of Scotland, Glasgow Women’s Library, Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Service at Edinburgh Libraries and the Living Memory Association will share their best practice and advice.

To book a FREE place or for more details, email david.smith@eastdunbarton.gov.uk

EDIT:  The contact email address should be: david.a.smith@eastdunbarton.gov.uk
Sorry for any inconvenience

J

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

Upcoming library and information events and workshops – from CILIPS

Dear CILIPS Member

We would like to alert you to the following 4 events. All of these are free of charge but booking is required:

Information Literacy in Scotland: Challenges and Opportunities

Information Literacy is a term common to Librarians but what does it mean to be information literate in Scotland today?   As more information and services move online, how can we ensure that there is equality of access to information across the country and reduce the gap between the information rich and information poor?  The Right Information, the Scottish Information Literacy Community of Practice and Scottish Library and Information Council, invite you to attend a symposium at the Scottish Government Offices on 13th February 2015 to examine the relevance of the term in relation to health, education,  housing, employability and welfare reform.

​The Symposium is free to attend, however places are limited. If you wish to book a place, please complete the short booking form at: https://slic.formstack.com/m/?1909203-rdaczhVOcG

Booking will close on Friday the 30th January.

Professional Registration and Portfolio Building

Date: 20th March Time: 10am-2.30pm Room 1130, National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EW, Edinburgh

Booking: email admin@cilips.org.uk

Details: There is no charge for this course

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

Mentor training session

Monday 27 April 0945-1630

G20, Longman Campus, Inverness College UHI, 3 Longman Road, Inverness, IV1 1SA

For any further information or to book, please contact Alison Turriff or Val Walker the Mentor Support Officers for Scotland.

Contact details alisonturriff6@googlemail.com and vmwalker@blueyonder.co.uk

Mentor exchange of information session

Tuesday 28 April 1100-1230

Room1130, National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EW For any further information or to book, please contact Alison Turriff or Val Walker the Mentor Support Officers for Scotland.

Contact details alisonturriff6@googlemail.com and vmwalker@blueyonder.co.uk

 

Best

Sean McNamara
Policy and Digital Officer – CILIP in Scotland

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

An invitation from SCURL

SCURL is presenting an event on 12th November 2014 in the Sir Duncan Rice Library of the University of Aberdeen on Developing the learners and researchers of the future – the changing role of academic librarians.

The programme has been designed for Directors, subject/faculty/liaison librarians, research support librarians, and service managers.

The cost to attend is £20.00.  For more information on the programme and to register attendance please see:  http://scurl.ac.uk/what-we-do/news-events-2/

Thanks

Jill Evans
Service Development Manager
Scottish Confederation of University and Research Libraries
http://scurl.ac.uk