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*POSTPONED * South West Member Network AGM and Members' Day 2020
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*POSTPONED * South West Member Network AGM and Members' Day 2020

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When: 01/04/2020
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Room 028, Streatham Court
University of Exeter
Streatham Campus
Exeter, Devon  EX4 4QJ
United Kingdom
Contact: Catherine Chorley

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*IMPORTANT NOTICE: This event has been postponed until such time as the coronavirus risk has passed. Attendees will be notified of the rescheduled date nearer the time.*

In the meantime, we will aim to send round a communication to our members regarding Committee roles, recruitment and our activities since the last AGM and Members' Day.


CILIP South West Member Network AGM and Members' Day 2020

Libraries' VAT: Value-Adding Traditions

Wednesday, 1 April 2020; 09:30-15:00

Join CILIP South West for the 2020 AGM and Members' Day, including the presentation of our annual Harry Galloway Award for the highest-achieving student graduating from the Master's degree in Information Management at the University of the West of England.

The day will begin with the AGM, followed by a Members' Day on the theme of advocacy for our profession and the 'added value' it contributes to myriad aspects of society. We will highlight examples of adding value from different library and information sectors, from the military to prison services; from public libraries to rare and special collections.

The final programme is to be confirmed, but a provisional itinerary for the day is as follows:

09:30 Registration Tea/coffee/refreshments on arrival

09:50 Introduction and welcome Catherine Chorley, CILIP South West Committee Chair

10:00 AGM Including presentation of the Harry Galloway Award

10:25 Members' Day opening key note Nick Poole, CILIP CEO

10:50 The Impact of Libraries: Changing the Narrative by Identifying Social Value Bruce Leeke, Suffolk Libraries CEO  

This session will explore the research informing the 2019 report, Suffolk Libraries: A Predictive Impact Analysis, and how it aims to ‘chang[e] the narrative on public libraries’ and build the relationship between Suffolk Libraries and the public. 

This presentation from Suffolk Libraries CEO Bruce Leeke will:

  • Highlight the changing role of libraries in meeting customer needs
  • Describe the methodology of the research
  • Provide an overview of the outcomes and highlight why they are particularly important in the context of future public sector funding


11:20 Comfort/refreshment break

11:35 Royal Navy and Royal Marines: Library Services in a Military Context Gillian Smith and Robert Wardle

Gillian Smith works for the Royal Navy and is a contractor delivering library and information services for Babcock Marine Limited at Britannia Royal Naval College. In this capacity she is a trained Mental Health First-Aider.

Robert Wardle is currently a civil servant delivering library and information services at the Royal Marines Training College.

Gillian will deliver a presentation about Britannia Royal Naval College library service and how being a contractor has influenced the delivery of this service. This will include a piece about the Mental Health First-Aider work in this context. Robert will be on hand to contribute to the presentation, answer questions and facilitate discussion afterwards.

12:00 Prison Libraries Group

12:35 Attendees’ knowledge and experience sharing

Group discussions of own initiatives and examples of ‘added value’ from your service and/or the wider LIS-KIM community.

13:00 Lunch

Please bring your own lunch, or purchase from the nearby cafe La Touche in the adjacent Management School Building One.

14:00 Increasing access to communities past, present, and future: Cataloguing provenance information at Salisbury Cathedral Library Anne Dutton and David Ball, Salisbury Cathedral Library and Archives

Salisbury Cathedral Library is partway through a project entitled 'Beyond the Library Door', which aims to increase access to the historic and modern printed collections.  A large part of the project is the creation of a new online catalogue, and there is a focus on recording copy-specific information, including provenance.  Anne Dutton (Cathedral Assistant Librarian) and David Ball (Volunteer Cataloguer) will discuss how the cataloguing project reaches out to academic and local communities through the recording of information about the books and their histories.

14:30 Open forum and discussion on the value of our profession and how best to advocate it/enhance it; discussion and suggestions for how the SWMN Committee can best support members’ work, training needs, interests and professional development.

15:00 Close


Cost: free to CILIP South West members. Any non-members in attendance will not be eligible to vote in the AGM, and are encouraged to give a voluntary donation of £5.00 for attendance to ensure we are able to continue providing events, training and support to our membership.

Please advise us of any dietary or access requirements when registering.

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