Breakfast Seminars

There will be two breakfast seminars taking place at 08.30 Thursday 6 July – one is the launch of CILIP’s Ethics Review and the other is sponsored by Information School, University of Sheffield.


CILIP Ethics Review

CILIP is undertaking a major review of professional ethics and, in particular, of the Ethical Principles and Code of Professional Practice for Library and Information Professionals it produced in 2005. In the ten years since they were published there have been great changes in the profession driven by technological development, changes in information governance and regulation,  the growing importance of data and its management, new professional roles  and responsibilities, and changing user expectations. For much of the period the financial crisis has also meant limited funding for many services and big changes in governance and service delivery.

Therefore it is time to look again at the ethics of our profession. The CILIP Board has agreed to a major Ethics Review that will take place between the CILIP Conference 2017 in Manchester and the CILIP Conference 2018 in Brighton.  It will include workshops across the UK run by CILIP, its member networks or other interested parties; a survey seeking to include as many voices in our profession as possible; and a “Big Conversation” across social media.  At the CILIP Conference Manchester the Review will be launched with a Breakfast Workshop open to all conference delegates on Thursday 6 July at 8.30am and a mini-workshop at the CILIP Board meeting over lunch on the same day. At the CILIP Conference 2018 it is planned to launch the new CILIP Ethical Framework (precise title to be considered at a later stage).

Breakfast Seminar sponsored by Information School, University of Sheffield

The Information School at The University of Sheffield is the leading school of its kind in the UK. They have been at the forefront of developments in the information field for more than fifty years and their breakfast seminar, “What I wish I’d learned in library school” will be lead by Helen Monagle from New Library Professionals Network (NLPN).

Helen will be sharing her insights and reflections on what she wished she had learned in library school. After Helen’s presentation there will be an opportunity to learn more about the job shadowing scheme – a list of librarians who are willing to allow aspiring librarians to shadow them – and the opportunity to sign up.  The seminar will also include the opportunity for networking.