South East

Working in a Prison Library

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

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.

Youth Libraries Group South East Training Day: Books and Bytes: creating enthusiastic readers through print and digital media

A practical training day for library staff. How can we best use books, apps, websites and e-resources to create enthusiastic young readers?

- To introduce participants to a range of digital resources to support reading for pleasure
- To consider how print and digital media can complement one another
- To provide opportunities to network and share good practice

** If possible, please bring a smartphone or tablet with you, so that you can try out some of the resources that will be discussed **

YLG South West - Join us for A Very Happy UnConference!

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The Very Happy UnConference is aimed at anyone with an interest in promoting reading for pleasure to children and young people, but as it’s an unconference YOU set the agenda! The event at Keynsham Library is free, but we ask that you please bring a hand made name badge and a cake for tea break - get your creativity flowing before the day and impress your fellow book lovers to be in with a chance of winning a prize!