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UK eInformation Group - CPD Event:  Digital Literacy in the Workplace

When: Wed, 15th November 2017
10:00 to 15:30pm
Where: CILIP
7 Ridgmount Street
London WC1E 7AE
United Kingdom
Contact: Gary Horrocks

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UKeiG CPD Event:  Digital Literacy in the Workplace

Wed, 15th November 2017 - 10:00am to 3:30pm

UKeiG is launching a programme of multi-speaker, networking events, which will enable like-minded librarians and information professionals to meet up at CILIP in London to share and discuss their knowledge and experience in a range of key areas.

Digital literacy is fundamental to the efficiency and competency of organisations and the workforce in the knowledge economy. Library and information professionals are essential in supporting, encouraging and developing the skills and competencies required for success.

This day will provide you with inspiration and practical tips on how you and your colleagues can support and advocate digital literacy in the workplace. It will explore some tools and resources that will help you assess digital competencies in yourself, your team and your wider organisation.

Who should attend?

  • All librarians, IT and information professionals from any sector or discipline who are responsible for delivering information/digital literacy support and training and want to discuss current issues and developments with colleagues
  • Managers who are key advocates for the digital literacy agenda in their organisations and want to raise service delivery to another level

Speakers and themes

Speakers include:

Lis Parcell, (Subject Specialist: Libraries and Digital Resources) from Jisc

Ian Hunter, (Research and Information Manager) from the law firm Shearman & Sterling LLP

Charles Inskip, programme director of the MA Library and Information Studies at UCL

Wendy Foster, (Business Librarian) from City Business Library in London

Through group discussions and presentations topics covered on the day will include:

  • The role digital literacy has in the workplace
  • Digital literacy experiences - what we know and what we think we know
  • Cross-sectoral case studies
  • The impact of digital literacy on staff development
  • Building good practice and developing digital literacy strategies

Jisc’s Lis Parcell, in her presentation “Flexing our digital muscle: beyond information literacy” will explore some tools and resources to help assess digital capability in yourself, your team and your wider organisation. “Library and information professionals have long been recognised for expertise in information literacy, but the need for more digitally capable organisations creates new avenues for staff to develop their roles and contribute to the digital strategy of the organisation. This will be of particular interest to those working in an educational or research organisation, but will also have relevance to other library and information roles.”


Booking and payment

If you require information about booking and payment please contact Gary Horrocks at Credit and debit cards are the preferred method of payment. Invoices are available on request.



Cost (including lunch and refreshments)

UKeiG members £50 + VAT

Non-members - £75 + VAT

Credit and debit cards are the preferred method of payment.  

Invoices available on request.


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Ian Hunter

Library & Information Manager

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Ian Hunter is Library and Information Manager at Shearman & Sterling (London) LLP.  Since qualifying in the early 1990s Ian has worked for law firms, investment banks and a university business school.  Ian was a SCONUL trainee at the British Library in his graduate traineee year.  Ian is currently Chair of the PR & Promotions Committee of the British and Irish Association of Law Libraians and Book Reviews Editor for the journal of Information Literacy



Charles Inskip

Charlie Inskip teaches Managing Collections, Supporting Information Users, and Information Literacy and leads the MA LIS programme at UCL.  His research interests are around how people use information on workplace information literacy, exploring how insurance workers use and speak about information use.  He is currently writing a book for Facet on information literacy, due to publication in 2018




Lis Parcell

Subject specialist


Lis is a subject specialist for libraries and digital resources at Jisc, providing support and consultancy to jisc members, primarily in further and higher education.

Current interests include:  student and staff engagement with digital resources and library services:  technology to enable lirbraries to enhance student experience; digital literacy and capability; open practice; and the changing role of the library in the digital learning space.

As well as working with Jisc members, Lis regularly contributes to professional conferences and events.  She has been an active member of CILIP since obtaining her MA in librarianship at Sheffield University, and currently serves on the Education Subcommittee of UKSG.  She is a homeworker based in Swansea and combines online working with travel across the UK.


Related knowledge and skills

IT and Communication

Literacies and Learning

Using and Exploiting Knowledge and Information


Terms and conditions 


UKeiG accepts bookings through the 'Book now' link provided on this page. All fees are payable in full prior to the date of the course. Cancellations received less than 7 working days before the start of the course will be subject to the full fee. For non-attendance at a course there will be no refunds and the full fee will be payable. Substitutions may be made at any time without additional cost.

A cancellation fee of £25.00 + VAT is payable.

Credit and debit cards are the preferred method of payment. Invoices are available on request. 

UKeiG reserves the right to cancel a course if insufficient bookings have been received. Delegates will be offered an alternative date or a full refund of the course fee. UKeiG reserves the right to make changes to the programme. UKeiG will not be liable for any consequential loss of travel or accommodation fees due to cancellation of the course.

Please specify any special dietary requirements.

If you require additional information about booking and payment please contact Gary Horrocks at 

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