Counting down to #CILIPS12

With only a few days to go until #CILIPS12 Conference in Dundee the pace of preparation in the office is speeding up. The Conference is taking place at the Apex City Quay Hotel, overlooking the Tay on 11th and 12th June.

There’s an excellent programme in store for over 250 delegates registered for  ‘Enriching Society’  CILIPS President Peter Reid has worked hard with officers to put together an exciting and varied programme for the two day event.

Following a series of short pre-conference speed surgeries featuring some of the best library projects across the sectors  from the North and East of the country, Peter Reid will formally open the Conference and launch the Scottish Information Literacy Framework and Community of Practice.

We have three keynote speakers at Conference.  Klaus Tochtermann, Director of the German National Library of Economics will speak at the Monday  session and on day two we welcome Steve Wheeler, Associate Professor in Information and Computer Technology at Plymouth University.  Steve has offered his thoughts on libraries via his very popular blog  He’s followed by Norma McDermott, formerly of the Library Council in Ireland.

The Herald Literary Editor, Rosemary Goring will be joining us on the afternoon of 11th June to discuss the right to read and Simon Edwards, CILIP Director of Professional Services will be introducing a session on the revised CILIP Body of Professional Knowledge.  Simon delivered this session a few weeks ago to the Welsh Conference where it attracted a lot of debate and twitter comment with delegates there pleased to have the opportunity to engage with the development of new ideas  from the professional association.

There’s lot going on and reports and photos will be published here as well as on twitter.  If you can’t attend (and booking closes today) follow the hashtag #cilips12 for all the latest discussion.


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