South East

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

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.

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How to successfully win and defend budget webinar

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.

Working in a Prison Library

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Megan Silver will discuss her experience of working at Medway Prison Library. Megan has worked as a Prison Librarian since 2003, at HMP and YOI Rochester, and HMYOI Cookham Wood. In that time Megan has worked with adult men, adult women, young men aged 18-21, young men aged 15-18, and briefly with young women aged 17-18. Find out more by booking your place:

CILIP TV Mentor exchange event

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CILIP TV have arranged a Mentor Exchange for existing and prospective CILIP mentors led by Linda Jones, our mentor Support Officer. There will be the opportunity 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. Additionally there will be the opportunity to connect with other mentors/prospective mentors in order to develop a stronger sub-region network of support.


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This free event will focus on some of the challenges and opportunities faced by information professionals in the digital age. There will be a particular focus on digital literacy and combating fake news with keynote sessions from Emma Johansson and Dr Fragkiskos Filippaios. The day will finish with an expert panel Q&A session on information literacy and fake news.