South East

External Event: Collectors and the Country House Library

The shelves of Horace Walpole’s Library at Strawberry Hill, emptied in the great sale of 1842, have recently been filled with the loan of books from the library of Aske Hall, North Yorkshire. To celebrate this event we are holding a study day on the Country House Library. Particular themes of the study day are the evolution of country house libraries, and especially how the libraries of art collectors such as Walpole support and enrich our understanding of their broader collections.

Visit to the Guildhall Library: Histories and Treasures Tour

CILIP in Kent are pleased to offer the opportunity to attend a guided tour of the Guildhall Library's treasures. 

The Guildhall Library is a public reference library specialising in the history of London. The collection covers all aspects of life in London, past and present, its trade, people and buildings, dating from the 15th to the 21st centuries and includes books, pamphlets, periodicals, trade directories and poll books. 

CILIP in Kent AGM and Tour of the Kent History Centre

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CILIP in Kent are pleased to offer the opportunity to attend a guided tour of the Kent History Centre Library and Archives. Opened in 2012, the Centre is purpose built to protect and provide access to Kent's archive material, and provides a 21st century library in the county town. 

Following the tours, all are welcome to participate in our annual general meeting (AGM).

ARLG Southern AGM & Winchester Jane Austen exhibitions visit

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ARLG Southern AGM at Winchester Discovery Centre in Learning Room 2 (free), followed by a social visit to its Gallery to see the (free, but £3 recommended donation) Mysterious Miss Austen exhibition and/or its City Space to see the (free, but £3 recommended donation) exhibition Jane's Winchester: Malady and Medicine (both of which close on 23rd July), and a

CILIP Rare Books and Special Collections Group (RBSCG) member visit to Magdalen College, Oxford

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The RBSCG is very pleased to be able to offer its members a guided tour of the libraries and archives of Magdalen College, Oxford. The tour will include a visit the Old Library, home to collections dating from the 1470s; the recently-renovated Longwall Library; and a rare chance to visit the College’s Muniment Room, largely unchanged since the late fifteenth century.


Collections at Risk

This year the RBSCG conference will focus on the risks that our library and archive collections face and how to mitigate them. Topics that will be covered include theft and vandalism and the sale and disposal of collections. Conservation and preservation issues will also be covered. We will have talks on disaster planning and what to do when you have a very limited budget for preservation. The preservation of materials not in paper format will also be covered. Put the dates in your diary now!

How to successfully win and defend budget webinar

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Available at 1pm or 5 pm to fit your working hours. This webinar by is aimed at library and information service managers, aspiring managers and anyone who is tasked with fighting the corner for funds.

Budget is a critical resource to enable you to deliver effective information resources and undertake new projects. The first part of this webinar looks at tools and techniques for making a solid business case for your ongoing service or new project/purchase. The second part of this webinar looks at successfully defending budgets when they are under threat.

Visit to Winchester College Treasury (plus Jane Austen 200 exhibitions)

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CILIP in Hants & Wight has organised a visit to the Winchester College Treasury, including its current exhibition 'Educating Boys and Girls in Jane Austen’s England.' Jane Austen’s nephews were pupils at the College and this small exhibition explores education during her lifetime, with a particular focus on the importance of literature for both boys and girls.