Wednesday 9th May - Thursday10th May 2018
The conference will take place at Aberystwyth University and there will be a drinks reception on the 9th in the National Library of Wales.
This conference is a cross sector event that aims to build connections through networking, contribute towards professional development and enable the growth of future ideas and partnerships.
The themes of our conferences change annually- to get a taste of our conferences please take a look at the collection of presentations from our 2017 conference, search on Twitter using the #CILIPW17 and view the CILIP Cymru Wales Conference photograph album on Flickr.
We are keen to engage with supporting companies If you are interested in exhibiting or supporting this event please email wales@CILIP.org.uk
Health, wellbeing and resilience; personal and professional
Technical Services and Data; from cataloguing to KIM
Poster/short film clip theme; the shape of your service.
Our Call for Speakers is now open more information can be found here submissions are welcome from individuals at any stage in their career and there are options to submit for workshops, posters and short and long presentations.
Douglas White, Head of Advocacy, Carnegie Trust.
Douglas leads Carnegie Trust’s work across a range of issues, including digital access and inclusion, news media, affordable credit and quality of public space.
He joined the Trust in 2011 as a senior policy officer and has more than a decade of experience in public policy and research. Previously he held senior positions at Consumer Focus Scotland and Blake Stevenson Ltd. He is a member of various expert groups and panels, working with organisations including DCMS, the BBC and the Scottish Government, His work has led directly to positive change in many policy areas.
Douglas has an MA (Hons) in Politics from the University of Edinburgh. He is a Committee Member at Shelter Scotland, a graduate of the ACEVO Emerging Leaders Programme and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He lives in Edinburgh with his wife and son and in his spare time he can be found playing a wide range of different sports.
Phil Brabban, University Librarian and Group Director of Learning Resources, Coventry University.
2017 Times Higher Education Leadership & Management Award (THELMA) for Library Services winner.
Professor Jon Anderson Literary Atlas Wales
School of Geography and Planning, Cardiff University
John's academic interest is oriented around the 'extraordinary sets of relations between people and places' (Holloway & Hubbard, 2000:6). These 'extraordinary relations' circulate around a number of spaces of interest, including Geography, Place & Culture; Water Worlds and Surfing Places; and Literary Geographies, and have led to a range of international quality research publications and funding projects.
Current projects include the AHRC funded 'A New Literary Geography: Establishing a Digital Literary Atlas for Wales and its Borderlands' (April 2016-July 2018), and the ESRC funded 'Locality, Community & Civil Society' (Work Package 1.2 in WISERD Civil Societies, Theme 1: Redefining Local Civil Society in an age of Global Inter-Connectivity, with Professor Mike Woods, Sept 2016-Sept 2018).
These research interests inform John's undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, both of which have won national teaching awards (Royal Town Planning Institute Awards for Teaching Excellence, 2009, 2011).
Elly O'Brien Senior Analyst Bazian.
Elly is a Senior Analyst at Bazian. She is involved in all stages of projects, from project design through to execution and completion. Her role includes working on horizon scanning, searching, appraising evidence, data extraction, analysis and authoring – specialising in qualitative methods. In project design and business development, Elly enjoys the challenge of harnessing the diverse skills of the Bazian team and The Economist Intelligence Unit more broadly to deliver innovative solutions to clients’ questions. As a project manager, Elly maintains Bazian’s reputation for delivering projects on time, on budget and to clients’ satisfaction. She has led Bazian into the new area of primary research, by designing surveys and conducting interviews.
Before joining EIU Healthcare, Elly gained her MA in library and information studies from University College, London, and worked in a range of specialist social science and medical library and information services. Committed to continuing professional development, Elly is a chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) and a mentor for Chartership candidates. She has recently completed the CILIP Leadership Programme and is working towards her Fellowship.