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Mon, 20th Apr 2015 - 9:30am to 3:30pm

The Essential Role of Information Professionals - the Hillsborough Story.

The story of the Disaster, its aftermath and the work of the Panel including Jan’s role and the involvement of other information professionals.

Being a practitioner researcher: what’s in it for you?

This workshop will consider what it means to be a practitioner researcher, the benefits and challenges of engaging in research activity, and the potential impact of practitioner research on library services. Using the University of Northampton library as a case study, but being mindful of the needs of other library sectors, we will see how a research culture can be nurtured to the benefit of both the individual and the organisation. The session will include plenty of group discussion, enabling delegates to share their thoughts about doing research in their own library.


09.30   Coffee

10.00   Brief opening remarks

  • Miggie Pickton, (Research Support Librarian, University of Northampton)
  • Being a practitioner researcher: what’s in it for you?

11.00   Coffee

11.30   Miggie Pickton

12.00   AGM

12.30   Lunch

01.15   Jan Parry (CILIP President)

  • The Essential Role of Information Professionals -  the Hillsborough Story

02.15   Luke Stevens-Burt (Head of Business Development, Member Services)

  • Revalidation: the implementation of obligatory revalidation to all CILIP members who hold ACLIP, MCLIP or FCLIP. To ensure that all our members are aware of the proposed changes,

02.45   Tea and evaluation: “So what” questions

03.30   End


  • Jan Parry

    Jan Parry

    CILIP Vice President, Hon FCLIP



  • Miggie Pickton

    Research Support Librarian

    University of Northampton

    Miggie is Research Support Librarian at the University of Northampton. She and her team are responsible for supporting the information needs of academic researchers and coordinating applied research within the Department of Library and Learning Services. Coming late to librarianship, Miggie previously worked in the software industry and, prior to that, completed a PhD in Geography. Miggie was recently awarded a CILIP Fellowship on the basis of her research support activity.

Derby Quad

Market Place, Cathedral Quarter
DE1 3AS Derby

United Kingdom