Tag Archive | conferences

Critical Approaches to Libraries Conference, May 2020

Last week, I attended the first ever Critical Approaches to Libraries Conference (CALC). This was meant to have been hosted at Coventry University, however due to lockdown, the event was shifted to be fully online. This was my first ever online conference, and I thought it was brilliant! The organisers (the ever-awesome Michelle Bond and […]

Reflections from LILAC 2018

A couple of weeks ago I attended the Librarians Information Literacy Annual Conference (LILAC) in Liverpool. I usually try and at least start to write up my reflections pretty soon afterwards but as I went to Spain for a week the day after LILAC (impromptu visit to see my partner’s mum), I’ve had to wait […]

LILAC 2017: Reflections and inspiration

LILAC (the Librarians Information Literacy Annual Conference) was a couple of weeks ago now, so I have failed in my initial plan to get some of my ideas/reflections down in blog form immediately after the conference while they were still fresh in my mind… However, having a couple of weeks to reflect has helped me […]

Library conference topic ideas

I’ve been invited to join the conference planning committee for London Info International, which takes place in December. Here’s last year’s programme, for reference. I’m going to an initial planning meeting on Monday 6th March, and we’ve been asked to come along with topic suggestions: things we are excited about, or worried about, or want […]

Reflections from LILAC 2016

Last week I was lucky to be able to attend the LILAC conference in Dublin. For those not in the know, LILAC is an annual information literacy conference, run by CILIP’s Information Literacy Group. I was really excited for LILAC, as I’ve been hearing about it from the many librarians I know and follow on […]

Relationship Management in HE Libraries conference: reflections

In November I attended the first Relationship Management in HE Libraries conference, in lovely Stirling, Scotland. It’s been a little while since then, i know – a busy month at work means I haven’t had time to blog about it until now! I tweeted pretty solidly throughout the conference, so if you’re interested in what […]

CILIP 2015: learning points and reflections

Continuing my Epic Month of Conferences, on 2-3 July I headed to Liverpool for the CILIP conference. I was really excited for this one, largely because of the very high quality keynote speakers listed! I was also excited because it’s been a while since I attended a CILIP conference (my last Umbrella was in 2011 […]

Learning and development: (almost) mid-year update

Looking back on my post in January at my plans for learning and development this year, I’m pleased to say that, although I haven’t kept up the rate of blogging I perhaps ambitiously planned, I am well underway with so many development opportunities I will definitely have a full blog by the end of the […]

Influencing through networking

At the Ark Group conference, the last presentation of the day was from freelance trainer Nick Davies,  on “Influencing through Networking”. Nick is a very engaging speaker, and very funny, so it was a great way to round off the day! I doubt I’ll have captured any of his humour in my notes, but I […]

Ark Group Conference: Managing Your Law Firm Library

On 29 November, I spoke on a panel at the Ark Group’s Managing Your Law Firm Library conference. As a speaker, I got to attend the whole conference – which turned out a bit odd, as I’d accepted a new job just a day before the conference, which meant I’d be leaving the law library […]