Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Conference update - Feedback from the Call for Papers

The Call for Papers for the CILIP Cymru Wales Annual Conference, closed just before Christmas. We received seven responses, but some of these included a couple of different proposals. All the proposals received were of an excellent standard, and clearly demonstrate successful collaborative and partnership work undertaken. Thank you to everyone who took the time and trouble to submit - we really value your suggestions! Thank you also to those of you who may have started the process but didn't quite get there.

I have written to all proposers inviting them to speak at conference and have established a draft programme. There is a basis for a very interesting, pertinent and developmental conference on the strength of these submissions alone! 

This is the first time, that I am aware of, that a formal call for papers has been released for the CILIP Cymru Wales conference. It's proven to be a very useful process, and will result in a conference that allows Welsh practitioners to really demonstrate innovative service development. Hopefully this will mean that the conference will be of interest and relevance to a wide cross-section of Welsh library and information professionals. This is doubly so, because several of the active CILIP Special Interest Groups in Wales will also be contributing sessions, or holding events around conference! More information to follow!!

Further publicity about the Conference, to be titled - Rising to the Challenge: Developing Library and Information Services through Partnership and Collaboration - will be published in February. Bookings will also open at this time. The conference will be held in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Cardiff City Centre on Thursday 16th and Friday 17th May 2013.

Do contact me for further information - Stephen Gregory

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