YLG London UnConference

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Sun, 19th Mar 2017 - 9:30am to 4:00pm

The 2017 YLG London UnConference will take place at:
Richmond Library Annexe, Quadrant Road, Richmond TW9 1DH

Places are limited, so book soon! It's free and open to all.

Aims and objectives
This Unconference is aimed at people with an interest in promoting Reading for Pleasure to children and young people; we intend to have a day filled with sessions offering support, advice and ideas on:

  • Story times and picture books
  • Practical advice for engaging with a teenage audience
  • Ideas for reading promotion
  • Raised stock awareness
  • Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Shadowing, including CKG Judges past and present talking about the process
  • Representatives from publishing houses will there
  • Authors will be talking about their new books and love of libraries
  • Anything you’d like to talk about!
  • Members of the CILIP YLG London Committee will be available to talk to all day

Contact @YLGLondon on twitter or email ylglondon@hotmail.com with any queries.

Start suggesting your ideas for discussion topics that you'd like to lead. Don't be afraid! No topic too small! This is your opportunity to air your library problems (and solutions), inspire and motivate your fellow library workers and discuss children's literature!

Please also bring your own Name Badge - prizes will be award for the best ones! 

There will be regular breaks for coffee, cake and networking. Please bring your own lunch but tea and coffee will be provided.
Also as with previous years there will be a Cake competition with prizes! So bake up a tasty treat, bring it along to share, and possibly walk away with prizes which are the envy of your friends (if your friends are Librarians…)

You can book your place here and now!


The format for the day:

  • Registration from 9:30 am
  • Introduction and chance to suggest topics for discussion 9.50 am
  • Super Guest Speaker, Elizabeth Laird 10:15 am
  • Discussions begin 10:45 am Lunch 1:15-2 pm
  • Closing remarks at 3:30 pm

How will YLG London UnConference Work?

YLG London UnConference will run as an event where participants decide on the programme at the beginning of the event, working on the principle that the sum of the knowledge, experience and expertise of the people in the room is likely to be greater than that of those on the stage at traditional conferences.

The idea is based on “Open Space Technology” (Harrison Owen) which has four main principles and one law:-

1. Whoever comes are the right people

2. Whatever happens is the only thing that could have

3. Whenever it starts is the right time

4. When it’s over, it’s over

Law of two feet: If, during the course of the gathering, any person finds him or herself in any situation where they are neither learning nor contributing, they must use their two feet and go to some more productive place.

Richmond Library Annexe

Quadrant Road Richmond
TW9 1DH London