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Wednesday 4 July

08:15 Registration, refreshments and exhibition
10:00 Welcome, Ayub Khan, CILIP President
10:10 Keynote: Penny Young, House of Commons Librarian – The House of Commons library: our role in supporting a thriving parliamentary democracy

Keynote: Sally Walker, Children’s Librarian, Orkney Library and Archive – My journey to professional recognition

11:00 Refreshments and exhibition
11:40 Knowledge & information management seminar Blurring the boundaries: the reshaping of library spaces semiar Preserving the past for the future seminar Securing access to knowledge and research in higher and further education panel Your Career 
1. Equipping today’s knowledge & information manager for tomorrow – Paul Corney, Knowledge et al

2. Key initiatives in the K&IM portfolio – Stephen Phillips, Morgan Stanley

3. The impact of AI on an information team – CJ Anderson, Linklaters

4. Chair: Denise Carter, CILIP K&IMG

1. The Hive – Laura Worsfold, The Hive

2. Library design – a human centric design approach and the value of partnerships –  Stephen Dickson, Faulknerbrowns Architects LLP

3. Evolving libraries: meeting, sharing, and learning in a digital age – Dr Gemma John, Human City

4. Chair: David Lindley, Designing Libraries C.I.C.

1. Heritage collections, wellbeing and digital technologies – Dr Nick Barratt, Senate House Library

2. UK Blue Shield: the Hague Convention and identifying Cultural Property Protection – Suzanna Joy, UK Blue Shield

3. Heritage made digital: transforming accessing to the British Library’s collections –Richard Davies, British Library

4. Chair: Dr Danielle Westerhof, Durham University and Freelance Historic Libraries Consultant


1. Kate Petherbridge, White Rose Libraries (Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York)

2. Dr Gaz J Johnson, Mercian

3. Chair: Clare Langham, Aston University & CILIP ARLG

1. Networking for the rest of us: how to cope in social situations at professional events 

Jo Wood,  Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service & Mike Jones, University of Winchester

12:55 Lunch, exhibition
14.05 Welcome back
14.10 Keynote: From advocacy to activism
John Chrastka & Patrick Sweeney,
14.55 Refreshments and exhibition
15.35 Prison libraries change lives seminar Voice and vision panel Marketing workshop Global vision workshop Your career

1. Libraries change lives: cognitive stimulation therapy at HMP Norwich Library – Gemma Williams, Librarian, HMP Norwich

2. Books unlocked – Alan Smith, Staffordshire County Council Prison Library Service

3. Book bench out on temporary release – Bridget McKeown, HMP Manchester

4. How prison libraries can change lives Linda Collins, HMP Ford

5. Chair: John Vincent,  Networker,  The Network

1. Voice and vision: the importance of diverse representation in literature for children and young people


1. Juno Dawson, Author

2. Nicky Potter, Otter-Barry Books

3. Nadia Shireen, Illustrator (current BookTrust online illustrator-writer in residence)

4. Chair: Jake Hope, Chair of CILIP Youth Libraries Group

1. Quick win marketing – Terry Kendrick, Information & Marketing Trainer and Consultant 1. IFLA  Global vision for libraries: the UK workshop – Barbara Lison, IFLA

2. Chair: Ayub Khan, CILIP President

Please note this session will end at 17:00

1. Growth and experience

Helen Berry, CILIP

16:50 Close of conference
19:30 Drinks reception
23:00 Close

Thursday 5 July

08:15 Registration, refreshments and exhibition
08:30 Towards a new international policy for CILIP
09:30 Welcome
09:35 Keynote: Samira Ahmed, Journalist and Broadcaster- Who do we think we are? What the Windrush archive scandal reveals about modern Britain
10:05 Room change
10:15 Technical practice: using metadata for engagement seminar Managing health information seminar Copyright and compliance workshop The impact of austerity workshop Your career
1. Knowledge organization, privacy, and fake news: the view from ISKO UK – David Haynes, ISKO

2. LCF – The Library Communications Framework: what’s it all about? – Catherine Cooke, BIC

3. The not-so-secret lives of cataloguers: modern cataloguing in a contemporary information world – Dr Deborah Lee, The Courtauld Institute of Art

4. Chair: Alasdair Ball, British Library

1. Health Information WeekSteph Grey, Knowledge & Library Services Public Health England

2. Knowvember Hong-Anh Nguyen, The Kings Fund Information and Knowledge Services

3. Chair: Hélène Gorring, Health Education England (London, Kent, Surrey & Sussex) & CILIP HLG Committee Representative

1. Copyright, data protection and ethics: the big picture – Naomi Korn, Naomi Korn Associates 1. Reporting the impact of austerity on libraries and archives –  Samira Ahmed, Journalist and Broadcaster 1. Professional registration cafe

Jo Cornish CILIP & Sonia Ramdhian, CILIP

11.25 Refreshments and exhibition
12:00 Keynote: Helen Dodd, Head of Data Governance, Cancer Research UK – GDPR- Driving cultures of Information Management through compliance programmes
12:45 Lunch, exhibition
12.45 CILIP Board Meeting Open Session
13:50 Plenary session: Grexit; reflections of a ‘retiring’ librarian
Guy Daines, Head of Policy, CILIP
14:10 Room change
14:15 Corporate libraries and information services seminar An open and inclusive future for the information profession seminar Knowing your value workshop Learning and information literacy seminar Your career
1. Building with Information Management – Oz Ablett, AECOM

2. The secret librarian: the role of the information professional in a corporate settingDr Katharine Schopflin, London Borough of Hackney

3. These are exciting times! Lee Seymour & Neil Currams, TFPL Limited

4. Chair: Alex Pooley, Chair CILIP CLSIG

1. Understanding social and economic inequality Dr Wanda Wyporska, Equalities Trust

2. Diversity in leadership: a personal reflection – Russel Barrow, Hertfordshire Libraries and Heritage Services

3. BAME Library and Information Professionals in the workforce: calling all to action – Shirley Yearwood-Jackman – University of Liverpool

4. Chair: Neena Shukla Morris, Assistant Librarian, Ardingly College

1. Knowing your value: alternative income opportunities – Alison Heppenstall, B2B Partnerships 1. Tsunamis, Salvage and Reclamation – teaching information literacy in schools – Sarah Pavey, Consultant and Trainer

2. Health Literacy – an issue for life – Dr Ruth Carlyle, HEE Midlands and East Health Education England

3. Lifelong learning in public libraries – Jacqueline Geekie, Aberdeenshire Libraries

4. Chair: Rosie Jones, The Open University

1. The evolving profession

Luke Stevens-Burt, CILIP

15.25 Refreshments and exhibition
15:50 Beyond stories seminar Engaging libraries seminar AI automation and the future seminar The ‘evidence’ in evidence based practice seminar Your career
1. Beyond stories – John Chrastka Patrick Sweeney, EveryLibrary 1. Inspiring the public about health and wellbeing

Rachel Heydecker, Carnegie UK Trust

Rachel Levy, City of London Libraries

Anita Luby, Redbridge Libraries

1. Today and tomorrow: preparing for our digital future – Sue Lacey-Bryant, Health Education England

2. Artificial Intelligence (AI) : What is it exactly & where do information professionals fit in this potential new world? Denise Carter, DCision Consult Sarl

3. Chair: Nick Poole, CILIP

1. What is research evidence? – Dr Diane Rasmussen Pennington, University of Strathclyde

2. Collecting and using evidence routinely across health libraries – Jenny Turner, East Sussex Healthcare

3. Evidencing impact through the analysis of focus group data – Leo Appleton, PhD Candidate, Edinburgh Napier University

4. Chair: Alison Brettle, University of Salford & CILIP LIRG

1. Leadership at all levels

Luke Stevens-Burt, CILIP

17:00 Conference close

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