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Coverage of keynotes and more from CILIP Conference 2018

CILIP Conference 2018 roundup

This year's CILIP Conference went down a treat among the delegates. Below you'll find a taste of what they experienced with a mixture of presentations, tweets and photographs.

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Keynote Addresses

Catch a mix of reports, presentations and collections of tweets from keynote addresses below.

Penny Young, House of Commons Librarian

Information Professional's report from Penny Young's keynote looking at the role of library and information professionals in promoting a healthy and active democracy.

She talks about the evolving role of the librarian in a post keynote interview below:


Sally Walker, Children's Librarian, Orkney Library & Archive, Scotland's Library and Information Professional of the Year 2017

 Information Professional's report from Sally Walker's keynote as she recounts her personal career journey that led to her being award Scotland's first Library and Information Professional of the Year.

John Chrastka, Executive Director, EveryLibrary; Partrick Sweeney, Political Director, EveryLibrary

Information Professional's report from John Chrastka and Patrick Sweeney's keynote recount how they have helped win over a quarter of a billion dollars (US) of funding for public and school libraries.

Collection of tweets from John and Chrastka and Patrick Sweeney's keynote

In this post keynote interview John Chrastka and Partrick Sweeney talk about the similarities and differences between campaigning in the US and the UK.

Samira Ahmed, Journalist and Broadcaster, Presenter Radio 4's Front Row and BBC1's Newswatch

Information Professional's report from Samira Ahmed's keynote in which she explores the impact of austerity on Britain's record keeping and sense of national identity.

Collection of tweets from Samira Ahmed's keynote

Helen Dodd, Head of Data Governance, Cancer Research UK

Information Professional's report from Helen Dodd's keynote looking at the approach taken by Cancer Research UK to GDPR and looks forward to some of the opportunities the legislation presents information managers in the UK

Guy Daines, Head of Policy, CILIP

Transcript from Guy Daines' keynote address as he reflects on some lessons learned, changes observed and triumphs shared.


Preserving the past for the future seminar

Heritage collections, wellbeing and digital technologies by Dr Nick Barratt
Implementing the 1954 Hague Convention: protecting Cultural Property by Suzanna Joy
Heritage made digital: transforming access to the British Library’s collections


Session: Blurring the boundaries: the reshaping of library spaces seminar

Evolving Libraries: Meeting, Sharing, and Learning in a Digital Age by Gemma John 


Session: Knowledge & information management seminar

Key initiatives in the K&IM Portfolio by Stephen Phillips
Artificial Intelligence: What is it? Where do information professionals fit? by Denise Carter


Session: Global vision workshop

Global Vision Report Summary: Top 10 highlights and opportunities by Barbara Lison


Session: Technical practice: using metadata for engagement seminar

Knowledge organisation and ethics by David Haynes
The not-so-secret lives of cataloguers: modern cataloguing in a contemporary information world by Deborah Lee


Session: Managing health information seminar

Knowing me, knowing you: knowledge management is something we all can do by Hong-Anh Nguyen


Copyright and compliance workshop

Copyright, data protection and ethics: the big picture by Naomi Korn


Session: Corporate libraries and information services seminar

These are exciting times! by Lee Seymour and Neil Currams
The secret librarian: the role of the information professional in a corporate setting by Katherine Schopflin


Session: Beyond stories seminar

Beyond stories by John Chrastka and Patrick Sweeney 


Engaging libraries seminar

The Final Party: A festival aimed at sparking conversations about life & death by Anita Luby


The ‘evidence’ in evidence based practice seminar

What is research evidence? by Dr Diane Rasmussen Pennington


Blog posts from delegates

Check out these first hand reports from a couple of the conference delegates.

CILIP Conference 2018 by Ruth Wells

Stuck in the middle with users by Michael Jones

Reports from the #CILIPconf18 by students from Information School at the University of Sheffield,


Meet the delegates

Jo Wood in an a podcast episode from Librarians with Lives interviews delegates about what they've enjoyed and are looking forward to seeing.

Katariina Jarvinen's photos from CILIP Conference in Brighton

CILIP Conference 2018 in Brighton

Published: 24 July 2018

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