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Autumn Event

It has been almost four months since our last event and we hope you are all well. As with our Summer Event, our main aim is practical application; we hope that delegates with leave with new skills that they can take into the workplace or that will allow them to approach job-hunting with confidence. The feedback received from the last event strongly indicated that the majority of attendees felt that Information Literacy was a subject that deserved a full day’s worth of presentations. To that end, our Autumn Event will take the theme of practical skills in Information Literacy. As our last event was mainly focused on academic libraries this event will combine speakers from both an academic and public library background, and have asked them to share their experiences of Information Literacy in the workplace.

Information Literacy


To begin the event (10.15am) Rosie Jones (@RosieJHJones), Learning Commons Development Manager at University of Manchester and LILAC Treasurer who presented at our last event, and Emily Shields, Deputy Library Services Manager at Manchester Metropolitan University Library, will be providing an interactive, participatory two hour session about the teaching of Information Literacy. As many indicated in the feedback from the last event, this is something they have not been taught, therefore, this session will provide practical skills and tips you can take into your employment to enable you to teach Information Literacy.

The next session (1.15pm) will be led by Sue Lawson (@Shedsue), Service Development Coordinator at Manchester City Council Library and Information Service and involved in the Library Camp. This session will focus on social media in public libraries and the importance of information literacy when using social media.

The last session of the day (2.15pm) will be held by Alison Bond-McNally (@AEBMcN), Reader Development Librarian at Bury Council. Alison will present an alternative view of Information Literacy in public libraries, an insight into how those who work in public libraries do not realise they are involved in Information Literacy ‘I didn’t think I did info literacy’, but on reflection most of their duties involve Information Literacy. Alison will explain the importance of information literacy in a public library setting, focusing on advocacy of the library service.

The event will be held at Manchester Digital Laboratory (MadLab) which is located in Manchester’s Northern Quarter and will take place on the ground floor. MadLab can be found at 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester, M4 1HN. For those of you who know Manchester it is located opposite Common bar. A map can be found here:

MadLab Manchester. Image:

MadLab is 3 minutes from Shudehill tram station, 5 minutes from both Manchester Victoria (MCV) train station and Manchester Piccadilly bus station & 10 minutes from Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) train station. There are various NCP parking facilities around Madlab. Bike locking facilities are available on Thomas St. MadLab only has space for small folding bikes, unfortunately.

The event has now sold out, however, if you are still wanting to attend please complete registration on the eventbrite site to join the waitlist and we will contact you should a place become available:

For those of you who have a place we look forward to seeing you there!


4 comments on “Autumn Event

  1. psglaister
    November 9, 2012

    Hope the event goes well, I’m gutted that I can’t make as I am working in Leeds. I look forward to reading your blog about the event and hope to attend the next event! Keep up the good work

    • manchesternlpn
      November 9, 2012

      Thanks Patrick. We’re definitely blogging about the event & hopefully we’ll be publishing any powerpoints used. We hope you can make the next one!

  2. psglaister
    November 10, 2012

    Cool, I’ll look forward to reading them. I really hope I can make the next one I work every other weekend so its a 50-50 chance, are you planning one in the new year?

    • manchesternlpn
      November 11, 2012

      Yes, we’ll be meeting soon to discuss ideas for the next event, which we will be held in 2013. Hopefully you’ll be able to make it!

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