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POSTPONED: Read at Leicester: Building a representative leisure reading collection

 Export to Your Calendar 10/06/2020
When: 12.30 pm - 1.30 pm
Where: Online webinar
United Kingdom
Contact: Juanita Foster-Jones
020 7255 0500

Online registration is available until: 08/06/2020
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Building a representative leisure reading collection


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Read at Leicester: Building a representative leisure reading collection

This event is postponed. We are looking to reschedule and will update details once new date has been confirmed

read at Leicester imageRead at Leicester is an initiative run by the library to encourage sustained reading amongst students at the University of Leicester. As part of this initiative a new leisure reading collection was developed in 2019. 

At the same time the ‘Represent’ campaign was launched to help diversify the leisure reading collection. It’s important to us that our collections represent the incredible range of diverse voices of our students, staff and local population. We are keen to include more works by underrepresented voices in the Library and this year have been asking our users to recommend titles from underrepresented voices for us to purchase.

In this webinar attendees will learn about:

  • How funding was secured for the campaign
  • Using recommendations from library users to help to build a diverse leisure reading collection that is representative of our users
  • Creating opportunities for engagement where users can participate in dialogue around representation
  • Capturing data about the impact of the collection and the campaign

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This webinar has been sponsored by CILIP East Midlands. You can find out more about their events and work on their group pages



      PKSB Subject Headings

      This webinar supports the following PKSB headings:

  • Collection Management & Development
  • Customer Focus, Service Design & Marketing
  • Ethics & Values



Heena Karavadra


Heena Karavadra began her career in public libraries, working as a library assistant for three years with Leicester City libraries. In 2016 Heena was awarded the Sheffield Postgraduate Scholarship to undertake her Master’s degree in Librarianship at the University of Sheffield and graduated in 2018. In 2016 Heena transitioned to working in Higher Education libraries and is currently working as an Academic Librarian at the University of Leicester. Heena is an advocate for advancing equality, diversity and inclusion in the profession and is a member of the CILIP BAME Network steering group.



This webinar is free for CILIP Members and £25 + VAT for non members.

If you are a non-member employee of an Employer Partner, please contact your rep for a discount code.

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