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Oxford-based librarian, general book and film geek, maths and philosophy and information science graduate, amateur actor, folk singer. She/her. Opinions my own.
Jul 5, 2018 18 tweets 2 min read
Last #CILIPConf18 session! I have nearly made it. Sue Lacey-Bryant, Health Education England on AI our digital future. 85% of 16-75 year olds have a smartphone. More for 18-24 year olds. It is a digital future. Linklaters using chatbots to cover directional enquiries, freeing up time for the professionals.
Jul 5, 2018 22 tweets 3 min read
#CILIPConf18: learning and information literacy - chaired by Rosie Jones, director of Library Services, Open University. With Sarah Lacey, consultant and trainer, Ruth Carlyle, Health Education England, & Jacqueline Geekie, Aberdeenshire libraries. SP: there have been huge tsunamis of change in school education - changes to curriculum on literacy, numeracy, IT, KS3 English. Move away from independent learning.
Jul 5, 2018 8 tweets 1 min read
Last keynote of #CILIPConf18 - Guy Daines' Grexit. Retiring CILIP head of policy. As a "policy wonk", conferences and reports are meat and drink. But most reports are never seen again.
Jul 5, 2018 10 tweets 2 min read
#CILIPConf18 keynote: Helen Dodd on GDPR. Head of data governance for Cancer research UK. 50mill supporters!! So lots of data, lots of PERSONAL data. Moved into an opt-in model.
Jul 5, 2018 18 tweets 3 min read
#CILIPConf18 professional registration cafe. Not just for librarians! All info pros. Showing you have a reliable skill set, a shortcut to having to justify it to future employers. But also get more awareness of where you sit in the profession, share best practice, learn from others areas and people, become a better reflective professional.
Jul 5, 2018 9 tweets 2 min read
#CILIPConf18 kicking off day 2 with Samira Ahmed speaking about the Windrush archive scandal. Looking at some unusual libraries used for her research - Gram Library (BBC music and recordings), Science Museum library and archives.
Jul 4, 2018 34 tweets 5 min read
Last panel of the day (feeling it a bit now). #CILIPConf18: voice and vision: the importance of diversity in children's and YA literature. Nadia Shireen - creator of picture books. Held a competition asking children to write a story where the main character shared their name. Wanted to encourage "diversity"
Jul 4, 2018 32 tweets 5 min read
Next keynote, From advocacy to activism, @everylibrary, finding money to keep public libraries open. They're American, but say austerity is similar to in the UK in terms of funding cuts. #CILIPConf18
Jul 4, 2018 10 tweets 3 min read
Tips for networking with @JoWood04 - stressed out experiences of "networking" at a previous conferences - hiding in toilets, going for a walk outside. #canrelate #CILIPConf18 Did a big survey - 238 responses - 42% felt uncomfortable networking, but rated the actual experience higher than the idea of it. Only a third had something to do in the breaks to help facilitate. The worst situation was when people just had to make conversation during breaks.
Jul 4, 2018 16 tweets 3 min read
Next up: Sally Walker of Orkney Libraries, who won CILIP's Scotland Library & Info Profession 2017. #CILIPConf18 First day of first librarian job: looking out at the space, thinking "what do I do?" Can definitely relate.
Jul 4, 2018 14 tweets 2 min read
And we're off! Penny Young from the House of Commons #CILIPConf18 Core role of the library is to provide MPs with the info they need to do their job - 30k "enquiries" a year. These are confidential. But also produce publicly published briefings.