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The UK electronic information Group (UKeiG) is pleased to announce its Annual General Meeting and 2018 Members' Day to be held at CILIP's headquarters in the heart of London on Tuesday 26th June 2018 - 10:30am to 5:00pm. (UKeiG members can attend the AGM between 1.45 pm and 2.15 pm for free. There is a small charge for attending the entire day. The event is also open to non-members.)
 
Presentations include:
 
  • Using Geographic Information Systems' Data in Libraries (David Rowe)
  • The Intelligent Library (James Clay)
  • The CILIP Privacy Project (Jacqueline May)
  • Editing Wikpedia (John Lubbock)
  • The CILIP Benovolent Fund (Richard Osborn)
 
Refreshments will be served on arrival, with lunch at 1 pm. There will be networking opportunities with drinks and canapés served at 4.15, with a 5 pm close. 
 
David Rowe writes: 'My presentation will introduce trusted sources of GIS data that can be used to enhance our systems and data reporting, and help in creating services that can adapt to changing geographic needs. It will also cover how making our own data open can lead to it being discovered in new ways, and used in new contexts.'
 
'There's been plenty of hype over artificial intelligence and the internet of things,' says James Clay. 'It's time to put aside the cynicism that this kind of hype generates and look seriously at how we can take advantage of these emerging technologies to improve the student experience and build an intelligent library. Most smartphones now make use of artificial intelligence to make contextual recommendations based on an individual’s location and interests. Could libraries take advantage of this technology to push information and learning resources to students? If we could, it offers some interesting possibilities.'
 
Jacqueline May will update on the CILIP Privacy Project. 'The concept and practice of online data privacy are undergoing rapid change and challenge from the private sector and the state. The Privacy project will address how CILIP can best support and advise information and library workers, managers and leaders.' 

For more information, and to book online click here.
 
Upcoming UKeiG CPD courses for 2018 are listed our Professional development page

 

 

UKeIG is pleased to announce its range of CPD courses for 2018. Make sure you check this page on a regular basis!

Also returning by popular demand: Advanced Knowledge Management. This advanced course, run by KM expert Dion Lindsay and debuted in October 2017, explores in depth KM strategic planning and how to implement KM platforms effectively in the digital workplace. It will help you to articulate an organisational business plan to champion and start you on the road to a pervasive and successful KM culture in your organisation. The course emphasises the enterprise-level implications of Knowledge Management. The next date is 7 September 2018.

Due to demand UKeiG is pleased to announce that the one-day course on Better Social Media For Libraries: Twitter, Blogs & Instagram will be repeated later this year on 12 October, At CILIP HQ. Social Media provides essential marketing, communications and networking opportunities in today’s digital workplace, but what can you do to elevate your library or information service to a higher level of stakeholder engagement? This course is ideal if you are reaching a social media plateau and want to take your organisation’s use of social media to the next level.

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