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Do you want to implement User Experience techniques in your library service? Register for the CILIP ARLG East Midlands workshop UXLibs-in-a-day led by Andy Priestner at Loughborough University.

When: 30/01/2018
From 9.30 AM until 5:00 PM
Where: Loughborough University Library
Epinal Way
Loughborough LE11 3TU
Presenter: Andy Priestner
Contact: Siobhan Cottam

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Do you want to implement User Experience techniques in your library service? Register for the CILIP ARLG East Midlands workshop UXLibs-in-a-day led by Andy Priestner. Please note there is one sponsored place available for a librarian working in the FE sector (further details below).

What is UX Research?

User eXperience research is all about digging beneath what people actually say about their use of libraries on surveys and in focus groups and examining actual user behaviour in libraries with a view to delivering more relevant and valuable spaces and services.

Aims of the course:

·        to explain and ensure understanding of key UX techniques

·        to explore the application of UX techniques in both physical and digital library environments

·        to detail best practice techniques for mapping, sorting and analysing UX research data

·        to examine how UX data can be translated into ideas for new products and services

·        to equip attendees with sufficient skills and knowledge to take UX forward in their workplaces

The course does not assume any prior knowledge although those attending with some experience of UX methods are certain to learn new techniques and approaches.

Andy Priestner, a librarian by training, is now a full-time freelance trainer and consultant in user experience and leadership. From 2015 to 2017 he led Cambridge’s Futurelib programme which delivered UX-based innovation projects across the University’s libraries. His book ‘User Experience in Libraries’ was published in 2016. He also chairs the UX in Libraries conference, with UXLibsIV taking place in June 2018.

Date and time: Tuesday 30th January 2018 9.30am-5pm (registration with refreshments from 9am, the day will include a 45 minute break for lunch with lunch being provided).

Venue: Loughborough University Library, Epinal Way, Loughborough, LE11 3TU (Free parking available on campus; buses to campus run regularly from the train station).

Cost (inclusive of VAT): £85 for CILIP/ARLG members and £95 for non-members.

Sponsored place for FE librarian: To apply for the sponsored place, please email with a short statement on what you hope to achieve in your workplace, using the tips and techniques learnt on the course. The deadline for applications is Monday 8th January. The sponsored place does not cover the cost of travel.

How to book: Email Sharon Reid at (01509 222403) with your name, job title, employer, ARLG or CILIP membership no. (if applicable), address for invoicing and details of any special dietary or access requirements before Tuesday 23rd January.

Please note that if you cancel your booking on or after Thursday 25th January or book and are unable to attend on the day, and are unable to send a substitute in your place, you will be charged the full price.

Address for invoicing: ARLG East Midlands, c/o Katie Fraser George Green Library, University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD. Telephone 0115 95 13247, email

For further details, please contact Siobhan Cottam

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