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Visit librarians in the wild!

Find out more about working in libraries in local government and further education. Join Information Management students from the University of the West of England on a visit to Weston Library (co-located with other Council services) and Weston College's new Library Plus facility in Weston's historic Winter Gardens.

Group visit to the Meteorological Office Library and Archive, Exeter

The tour will be split into two parts, with the morning visit to the Met Office and Library, an optional social lunch in the Met Office Cafeteria, then the afternoon will be to the Met Office Archive.

Note that the Archive is housed across the road at Great Moor House (shared facility with Devon Heritage Service).

The library and archive are vital for maintaining the public memory of the weather, storing meteorological records and facilitating learning.

Plymouth Library Safari

Join us for a Library Safari and see behind the scenes of three Plymouth libraries.

Plymouth Central Library and the libraries of the Marine Biological Association and Plymouth College of Art.

We're planning lunch at the MBA, please bring £5.50 in cash if you'd like to join us.

A Library Safari is a chance to hear about working in different library sectors and to meet fellow professionals.

If you have any questions about the accessibility of this event, please get in touch.

Library TeachMeet

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This Teachmeet is an opportunity to boost your creativity just in time for the new term. It’s an informal flexible day led by the participants. Your input is invaluable! We’re looking to hear about your teaching experiences in any type of library or information setting. It could be a new teaching activity, or even an old one that really works well. Perhaps you’ve done some research or gathered some useful feedback about your teaching. Or you’ve started a new venture and have lessons to share.

CILIP SW AGM and Members' Day

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Aimed at information and library workers in all sectors.  A mixture of presentations and practical exercises to develop leadership skills, regardless of positions held within an organisation.

The day will begin with the CILIP South West Member Network AGM.  We would encourage members to attend the AGM and help to shape the next 12 months of our activities. 


    Mentoring for CILIP Professional Registration

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    This one day workshop will 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.

    Visit to the Britannia Royal Naval College Library

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    Britannia Royal Naval College has been the site of officer training for the Royal Navy for over a century. Built upon the design of a public school it now delivers modern military training in an environment that honours the traditions and ethos of the Royal Navy. The College is an extremely imposing Edwardian building overlooking the town of Dartmouth.

    We have arranged a tour of the College Library, limited to 12 SW CILIP members.

    For more information, download the flyer below.