Monday, 8 April 2013

Conference 2013 - "Early Bird" Rates finish soon

Booking is now open for the CILIP Cymru Wales Annual Conference 2013.  Discounted (early bird) rates apply for both day and full delegate charges until Friday 12th April 2013. Please book NOW to take advantage of these excellent rates.
The not-so-early bird!

Meeting the Challenge: developing library and information services through partnership and collaboration. 16-17 May 2013, Radisson Blu Hotel, Cardiff.
Full details of the Conference are available here or skip straight to the booking form in English or Welsh

The final Conference Programme will be published shortly and involves a fascinating mix of speakers and seminar leaders:
  • Liz McGettigan (Edinburgh Libraries) will be providing our Key Note address. Liz has recently been appointed to The Guardian Public Sector editorial advisory board and is scheduled to speak at IFLA in Singapore over the Summer. For a flavour of recent developments in Edinburgh please see this article.
  • Christina Dyer and Sue Sanderson (Nottingham City Libraries) will speak about their experiences in creating and delivering the award winning Bulwell Riverside Library Partnership. Nottingham City Libraries have also recently been shortlisted for The Bookseller Awards– Library  of the Year Award.
  • Following recent publication of an edited collection of papers by Facet Publishing, Maxine Melling and Margaret Weaver will talk on the theme of collaboration in libraries andlearning environments.
  • We have lots of Welsh themed content too, including sessions on library partnerships, the ITV Digital archive at the National Library of Wales, collaboration through social media, developing a toolkit to enable walk-in access to electronic resources, and the Welsh Youth Libraries Group experiences of participating in the Kate Greenaway prize.

So don’t delay – book today! 

Please do contact if you require any further information. The deadline for applications for supported (free) places, or for financial assistance with travel costs also closes on Friday 12 April. Please see this blog entry for further information

Image Credit: By Steve-h (Flickr: The not-so-early bird!) CC-BY-SA-2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

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