Seminar on the History of Libraries Walk:

Alice Ford-Smith (Bernard Quaritch Ltd.) will lead a repeat of last term's library walk for the History of Libraries Seminar: London 1708: a Walk into Library History.   You are invited to spend an early autumn evening exploring some of London’s early eighteenth-century libraries. This walk will follow in the footsteps of bookseller and antiquary John Bagford, whose An account of several libraries in and about London, for the satisfaction of the curious, both natives and foreigners was published in 1708.  

New Professionals Day 2017

CILIP's New Professionals Day 2017 is our annual conference aimed at those library and information professionals in the early part of their careers. There will be a variety of workshops and presentations to share information, provide support and offer networking opportunities. CILIP President, Kate Arnold, will give the Keynote address.

If you are studying at university, have recently finished your information qualification or are in your first professional post, then this event is for you.

External Event: A Page From Their Book: Refugee Stories at the National Art Library

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Discover books which each in their own way tells a story about people who were forced to leave everything behind... a long time ago, yesterday and today. Highlights will include the highly influential Religious Ceremonies of the World (1728) written and illustrated by two Huguenots, ephemera from the Reimann School of Art and Design, which had to move from Berlin to London in 1937, Alan Govenar's artist's book Midnight Song (1998), Incoming (2017) by documentary photographer Richard Mosse, and many more.

The Implications of Blockchain for KM and IM

As part of GIG's corporate membership there is an opportunity for 5 GIG members to attend this event free of charge. Please contact us if you are interested in attending (first come first served basis).

Blockchain is a word that is growing in usage – in both the IT and information management worlds. It is one of the most exciting and potentially game-changing technologies.  But what is it and what does it mean? And as information professionals what do we need to know?  What will be its impact on the management of information and knowledge?

CILIP London Mentor exchange event

An opportunity for existing and prospective CILIP mentors to hear about developments in mentor training, to exchange experiences and consider common concerns and share hints and tips about topics such as mentoring within an organisation and mentoring remotely.

Drinks and light refreshement will be provided. The event is free, but please book (via the Book Now button) so we have an idea of numbers.

This event is run by CILIP London, but is open to any member.

Mentor Training

The purpose of this course is to provide participants with a background to mentoring, a basic framework for conducting mentoring both long and short term.  The focus of the event is to enable participants to develop effectively as mentors in the context of the CILIP professional development scheme.

Mentor Training is a requisite for becoming a CILIP Mentor and this course is suitable for all CILIP members who have recently registered as CILIP mentors or are thinking of registering. Do come along and find out more about the mentoring scheme.

Professional Registration Workshop

Portfolio Building Course

If you are thinking about or currently working towards any level of Professional Registration this workshop is for you. This interactive workshop will give you a chance to learn about the process of completing a portfolio, the types of evidence you can include and tips on reflective writing. You will also be able to meet other candidates which can be a valuable way to motivate yourself.

Visit to Royal Institute of International Affairs Library

Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, was founded in 1920 as an independent policy institute, with the aim of promoting research & studies on all aspects of international affairs. It publishes a large number of reports, research papers, a journal of International Affairs, & a magazine, The World Today. The Library has one of the largest specialist collections in the UK, amounting to around 50,000 books, periodicals & electronic resources, which are supplemented by regular new acquisitions, & are all accessible through its online catalogue.