Breakout sessions

Our conference sessions will be split across four main areas, designed for library,
knowledge and information professionals of all levels and from all sectors of our
profession. The full programme will be announced soon.

Specifically designed for practitioners, front line staff and managers who are looking to learn from other sectors, these workshops will allow you to share your experiences and knowledge and take away key messages and tools that can be applied in your workplace. There will be a mix of interactive workshops and practical seminar sessions. Topics include; marketing, copyright, impact and evaluation, equalities, information literacy, managing information, service design, health and wellbeing, literacy and learning and using data


High level briefings
These sessions focus on the key areas our profession face in the future and how they will impact you. They include public policy, law, technology, learning, society and social justice and are aimed at Heads of Service, Senior Managers and Decision Makers. These sessions will allow a platform for you to discuss, understand and share insight into key issues that will affect our sector, both today and in the future. Sessions will focus on technology, engaging audiences, values, developing the workforce, and the future of libraries


Your career
This series of practical workshops and presentations will focus on developing your career and personal advocacy. These sessions will introduce you to tools and provide you with practical advice which will help you with your professional development. They will provide real life examples of how these tools have been used to demonstrate the value of your skills and knowledge to a wider audience.


Creative Hub
Working alongside Manchester Libraries the Creative Hub will offer an alternative programme to the main conference sessions with interactive workshops, insights into the work in the local area and a forum for creativity, discussion and learning.