A network for new and aspiring library professionals
We’re pleased to announce details of our next CPD event, taking place on Saturday 30th January at MadLab in Manchester city centre. As usual the day will be focussed on practical skills. We will also be including space in the programme for our members to gain experience of presenting as this has been very popular at previous events.
Our first speaker will be Michelle Maden, who recently created the LIHNN MOOC on Literature Searching. Michelle will explain the pedagogy that informed the MOOC so attendees can improve their knowledge of the principles of online learning and teaching. Attendees will have the chance to try the MOOC to improve their literature searching skills and ask Michelle any questions.
If you are working towards Chartership, this session will help with evidence for PKSB areas 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.3, 4.5, 8.1, 8.5, 8.6 and 8.7.
Our second speaker will be Emily Hopkins, who will be sharing her coding skills with attendees. Coding is being touted as a key skill of the digital age, being taught in primary schools and code clubs. As information professionals we interact with the products of code on a daily basis – so is it worth learning to do it for ourselves? Even a basic understanding of coding languages can help give an insight into how the software we use actually operates. But it can be daunting to know how to go about learning. This taster session will include the basics of learning a coding language, Python, using the Codecademy tutorials. We’ll be doing some hands-on exercises (so you will need to bring a laptop or device in order to participate) which will allow you to have a go for yourself and see some of the practical use, such as making a calculator. If you’re inspired to take your coding skills further, there will be signposting to useful resources and support.
If you are working towards Chartership, this session will help with evidence for PKSB areas 8.3, 12.1, 12.2 and 12.3.
The full day provides evidence for Criteria 1 and Criteria 3 as you are likely to meet people from various sectors and improve your knowledge of the wider professional context by listening to the new professional presenters.
Finally we’ll be heading off for some post-event networking!
The lineup for the day is as follows:
10.30-12.00 Michelle Maden
1.00-2.00 4 x New professionals*
Attendees will need to bring their own device (tablet, phone, laptop etc.) in order to participate with the practical elements.
*We had difficulty choosing 3 so have chosen 4 presentations. The presentations will cover the following topics setting up a research support service, creating a PirateBox / LibraryBox, an eBook project and the benefit of presenting and making research accessible and will be led by:
CILIP NW member network have generously sponsored this event so we can put it on for free for attendees.