West Midlands

CIG visit to the University of Birmingham Library, Edgbaston

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Come and see our shiny new library!  Newly opened in September 2016, this is your opportunity to see inside our fresh new building, and meet the Metadata team who work there.

The library's comprehensive academic collection is particularly strong on music and art resources. It has been divided into a high use open collection, and a closed collection, both of which are kept in the same building. The tour of the library takes us past our automatic returns machine, laptop loan system and strangely shaped sofas.

Professional Registration Workshop

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This free event considers the importance of continuous professional development throughout your career. You will be introduced to professional registration, reflective writing, and developing a portfolio. It is aimed at those in the early stages of Certification or Chartership, or thinking about embarking on the process.

Location: The University of Law, 133 Great Hampton Street, Birmingham B18 6AQ (nearest tram stop St Paul's)
Full directions will be sent to participants nearer the date.

Chances for Life: Public Libraries for Social, Digital and Economic Inclusion

Chances for Life is a collabortive conference organised by The Public and Mobile Libraries Group and the Community, Diversity and Equality Group of CILIP. 

Public libraries are at the heart of their community. Libraries connect and empower excluded individuals. From supporting job seekers to providing social opportunities, the role the library plays for inclusion is profound and vital for personal and social prosperity. This event explores future direction and best practice for inclusion.

PMLG & CDEG Conference 2017: Public Libraries for Social, Digital and Economic Inclusion

'Early Bird' rates now extended to the end of September - for 'Late Birds!'

Public libraries are at the heart of their community. Libraries connect and empower excluded individuals. From supporting job seekers to providing social opportunities, the role the library plays for inclusion is profound and vital for personal and social prosperity.  This event explores future direction and best practice for inclusion.

UXLibs-in-a-day: Birmingham

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CILIP West Midlands is sponsoring UXLibs-in-a-day in Birmingham:

The UXLibs bus will next park up at Aston University Library on 7th July. This day of User Experience research methods will persuade you to go beyond library surveys and focus groups to discover a whole new world of techniques that reveal a more detailed and valuable picture of user behaviour as well as need. 

Practical, interactive and fun, this course has been touring the UK and beyond and as a result will be better than ever by the time it reaches Birmingham.

 

Introduction to CILIP Mentoring

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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.