UKeiG is launching a programme of multi-speaker, networking events, which will enable like-minded librarians and information professionals to meet up at CILIP in London to share and discuss their knowledge and experience in a range of key areas.
Digital literacy is fundamental to the efficiency and competency of organisations and the workforce in the knowledge economy. Library and information professionals are essential in supporting, encouraging and developing the skills and competencies required for success.
This day will provide you with inspiration and practical tips on how you and your colleagues can support and advocate digital literacy in the workplace. It will explore some tools and resources that will help you assess digital competencies in yourself, your team and your wider organisation.
Who should attend?
- All librarians, IT and information professionals from any sector or discipline who are responsible for delivering information/digital literacy support and training and want to discuss current issues and developments with colleagues
- Managers who are key advocates for the digital literacy agenda in their organisations and want to raise service delivery to another level
Speakers and themes
Lis Parcell, (Subject Specialist: Libraries and Digital Resources) from Jisc
Ian Hunter, (Research and Information Manager) from the law firm Shearman & Sterling LLP
Charles Inskip, programme director of the MA Library and Information Studies at UCL
Wendy Foster, (Business Librarian) from City Business Library in London
Through group discussions and presentations topics covered on the day will include:
- The role digital literacy has in the workplace
- Digital literacy experiences - what we know and what we think we know
- Cross-sectoral case studies
- The impact of digital literacy on staff development
- Building good practice and developing digital literacy strategies
Jisc’s Lis Parcell, in her presentation “Flexing our digital muscle: beyond information literacy” will explore some tools and resources to help assess digital capability in yourself, your team and your wider organisation. “Library and information professionals have long been recognised for expertise in information literacy, but the need for more digitally capable organisations creates new avenues for staff to develop their roles and contribute to the digital strategy of the organisation. This will be of particular interest to those working in an educational or research organisation, but will also have relevance to other library and information roles.”
Booking and payment
If you require information about booking and payment please contact Gary Horrocks at firstname.lastname@example.org. Credit and debit cards are the preferred method of payment. Invoices are available on request.
Library & Information Manager
Shearman & Sterling LLP
Ian Hunter is Library and Information Manager at Shearman & Sterling (London) LLP. Since qualifying in the early 1990s Ian has worked for law firms, investment banks and a university business school. Ian was a SCONUL trainee at the British Library in his graduate trainee year. Ian is currently Chair of the PR & Promotions Committee of the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians and Book Reviews Editor for the Journal of Information Literacy.
Charlie Inskip teaches Managing Collections, Supporting Information Users, and Information Literacy and leads the MA LIS programme at UCL. His research interests are around how people use information, and he has recently been focusing on workplace information literacy, exploring how insurance workers use and speak about information use. He is currently writing a book for Facet on information literacy, due for publication in 2018.
Lis is a subject specialist for libraries and digital resources at Jisc, providing support and consultancy to Jisc members, primarily in further and higher education.
Current interests include: student and staff engagement with digital resources and library services; technology to enable libraries to enhance student experience; digital literacy and capability; open practice; and the changing role of the library in the digital learning space.
As well as working with Jisc members, Lis regularly contributes to professional conferences and events. She has been an active member of CILIP since obtaining her MA in librarianship at Sheffield University, and currently serves on the Education Subcommittee of UKSG. She is a homeworker based in Swansea and combines online working with travel across the UK.
- Cost (including lunch and refreshments): UKeiG members £50 + VAT; others £75 + VAT. Credit and debit cards are the preferred method of payment. Invoices are available on request.