The 2015 CILIP Cymru Wales Library and Information Conference 14th -15th May, Swansea

Ready for business Yn barod am fusnes

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Thu, 14th May 2015 - 10:30am to Fri, 15th May 2015 - 5:00pm

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The 2015 CILIP Cymru Wales Library and Information Conference

CILIP Cymru Wales presents a programme of speakers and workshops
to help get you, your service and your organisation ready for business 

The Marriott Hotel, Maritime Quarter, Swansea SA1 3SS


For full times, see Full Programme 2015 document



Keynote Speaker: Ken Skates AM, Deputy Minister, Culture, Tourism and Sport

Helen Osborn, Director of Library Services, Libraries NI 
Libraries NI: The Single Library Service for Northern Ireland 

Liz McCarthy, Communications and Social Media Officer, Bodleian Libraries
Engaging audiences with digital: Hackathons at the Bodleian Libraries 

Jan Parry, CILIP President


What is Customer Journey Mapping & how can it help Your Service?
Karen Dewick, Issue Desk Co-ordinator Information Services & Systems Swansea University
Professional Development 
Returning to the profession & broadening opportunities through professional membership
Kara Orford, Community Librarian', Denbighshire County Council
Allison Jones 
Service delivery model case studies 
Andrew Jones, Business Development Manager, Wales Co-operative Centre     

Current issues in RFID 
Mick Fortune , CEO Library RFID Ltd.
a professional business information service provided by Wrexham Library for anyone starting a business, already in business or studying business.
Gareth Hatton, Business Information Specialist
Fundraising for libraries: a beginner’s guide
Eileen Kinsman, Catalyst Cymru - Heritage Fundraising 


  • Tir na n-Og Award, the winner of the 2015 English award
  • Conference Dinner, including Welsh Librarian of the Year Award

FRIDAY 16th May

Lorraine Beard, Head of Digital technologies & Services, Manchester University 
Leadership and Embedding Innovation

Peter Gaw, Nottinghamshire County Council
Developing and delivering sustainable services in times of change

David McMenemy, University of Strathclyde 
Synthesising political philosophy & professional ethics for effective advocacy

Mark Hughes, Head of Collections, Swansea University
Gareth Owen, WHELF Shared LMS Project Manager 
Transitioning a vision to reality:the WHELF Shared Library system project

Gary Green, Public Librarian and founder member of Voices for the Library
The Library A to Z: crowd-sourced advocacy


Working with Friends and the Community
Fiona Ashley, Monmouthshire Libraries 
A new way to learn? Bite-sized online training at Swansea University
Elen Wyn Davies, Subject Librarian, Colleges of Human and Health Sciences and Medicine, Swansea University
Sam Oakley, Research Librarian, Swansea University    

Promoting your service
Jane Purdie, Audience Development Team, All Wales - Libraries, Archives & Museums 
Library based partnership working as a response to the health and wellbeing Agenda:  
Establishing a frontline service and developing staff knowledge.
Anthony Skates, Programme Manager, South East Wales Library Partnership 


Swansea Marriott

Maritime Quarter
SA1 3SS Swansea

United Kingdom

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