PMLG Teachmeet 2018
Friday 12th October
CILIP HQ, London
Join us for our PMLG Teachmeet 2018, a day of CPD and networking opportunities for all public library staff. This year our focus is on 'Library People' and the skills, innovations and practices that put us among the top five "most trusted" professions in the UK.
We've all long understood that libraries - and public libraries in particular - aren't just about buildings or collections of books and materials; they are much more about the people who work in them. Library staff embody skills, experience and knowledge, but they also represent values and ethics, empathy and understanding, community and inclusion. And whilst we continue to campaign against cuts in professional staffing, let's not forget that for 168 years at least, UK public libraries have been supported by legions of volunteers who also share these qualities.
Teachmeet 2018 aims to explore and better understand these shared qualities of 'Library People,' so that they can be maintained and passed on to new generations.
9.15 - 10.00 Registration, refreshment and exhibition, and networking opportunity
10.00 - 10.05 Welcome and housekeeping - Jon Davies, PMLG Co-Chair
10.05 - 10.20 Introductory address - Nick Poole, CILIP Chief Executive Officer
10.20 - 11.00 Public Library Skills Strategy - Carol Stump & Mandy Powell, Libraries Connected & CILIP leads for the Public Library Skills Strategy
11.00 - 11.20 Break
11.20 - 12.00 Workshops:
Networking skills - Mike Jones (University of Winchester Library) & Jo Wood (Cafcass Library)
Digital Skills & Family Learning - Liam Cookson (Cheshire West & Chester Libraries)
12.00 - 12.30 Public Libraries and the Value of Information - Ian Anstice, founder of Public Libraries News
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch, including exhibition and networking opportunities
13.30 - 14.15 New Ethical Framework - Dawn Finch, CILIP Past President & leader of the Ethics Review
14.15 - 15.00 Workshops:
Board Games in Libraries - Darren Edwards (Poole Libraries)
Effective Communication skills - Julia Chandler (Communications Lead for Libraries Taskforce)
15.00 - 15.20 Break
15.20 - 16.00 Digital Inclusion Matters - Amy Hearn, Digital Inclusion Coordinator for the 100% Digital Leeds Project
16.00 - 16.10 Thanks and closing address
For more detail about our speakers and workshops, please see the full Teachmeet 2018 Programme brochure.
Admission to the event is free for PMLG Members and £25 for non-members. To book your place, please complete and return the Booking Form to:
firstname.lastname@example.org, or by post to: Julia Shepherd, 5th Floor, County Hall, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP20 1UU
PMLG is only able to run events such as these with the generous support of sponsors from throughout the Library Industry. If you or your organisation would like to be associated with this event, we can offer a variety of opportunities for you to participate and put your brand in pride of place, including a promotional stand at the event, distribution of your marketing materials to delegates and, of course your name and brand attached to all our publicity, including this website. Please contact email@example.com for further details.