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The Future of the Profession (South event)
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The Future of the Profession (South event)

Interested in learning about the Future of the Profession? This event focusses on changes to services and the workforce in the future and how these will impact on the library and information profession. Looking at current trends and their impacts on the way we work will provide solid foundations for future workforce planning and developing relevant skills and knowledge to adapt to these changes. An essential event for those interested in leadership and future trends.

When: Thursday, May 17, 2018
11:30 AM
Where: Engine Shed
Station Approach
Temple Meads
Bristol BS1 6QH
United Kingdom
Contact: Luke Stevens-Burt

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The current key topics of the day includes:

1130  Registration
1200  What makes a successful leader (a practical activity)
1230  Lunch and networking
1330  Welcome - CILIP South West Regional Member Network
1340  The Future of the Profession - Nick Poole, CEO, CILIP
  The workforce is changing and the library and information profession is not exempt from this. But what does this mean for you? What skills will you need? What jobs are you going to do? Whilst these are challenging questions to answer, this presentation examines current trends and introduces a variety of new areas in which the profession is evolving. Whilst the adage of ‘change is a constant’ remains true, we will explore how to prepare for the impacts of technological and digital influence in the near future.  
1430  Reshaping Library and Information Services: a view from academia - Dr Judith Keene, University Librarian, University of Worcester
  As library and information professionals, a key focus of our roles is service provision and we need to consider how to adapt and develop these services and the skills our staff need in an evolutionary society. Using SCONUL’s recent research on the future of academic libraries we will explore implications for other sectors as they also seek to deliver service excellence in a digital and technological age.  
1520  Break  
1540  Automation and AI - impacts and opportunities - Terry Corby, Growth and Change Leader
  Every week there seems to be a rehashed article covering the 'rise of the robots', who appear to be clambering up the corporate ladder. Their aspirations may have no bounds! No one is safe...or are they? Terry is going to open up discussion to a range of case studies exploring the impacts of technology and how it has reshaped working processes in new and exciting ways.  
1630  Round up and closure   
1640  Networking drinks reception
1800  Event ends

Ticket prices are as follows:

  • CILIP Leaders - free
  • CILIP Members (incl. Students, Members, Registered Professionals, OM reps) - £50 (+VAT)
  • Non-members - £70 (+VAT)

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