Please note: this year’s programme has some staggered sessions, this is to allow for more in-depth sessions and varied session styles.

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09:00 - 10:00
Registration | Coffee & Networking | Browse the Exhibition
10:00 - 10:10

Opening Ceremony

10:10 - 10:45

Keynote | Daniel Gorman, Director, English PEN

2024 Opening Keynote | Daniel Gorman
Director
English PEN
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10:45 - 11:15
Coffee & Networking | Browse the Exhibition
11:15 - 12:00

AI and the Digital Humanities

Mia Ridge
Digital Curator
British Library
Ciaran Talbot
Associate Director AI & Ideas Adoption
University of Manchester Library
Glen Robson
IIIF Technical Co-ordinator
International Image Interoperability Framework Consortium
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KM & IM | Careers: Moving sector within KM

Hélène Russell
Author, Trainer, Consultant
The Knowledge Business
Hank Malik
Knowledge Management Lead
Nuclear Waste Services
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Supporting health and digital literacy

Debbie Hicks
Creative Director
The Reading Agency
Private: Dr Vishaal Virani
Head of Youtube Health
YouTube
Sophie Randall
Director
Patient Information Forum
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12:00 - 12:15
Coffee & Networking | Browse the Exhibition
12:15 - 13:00

Panel Discussion: Intellectual freedom in the age of post-neutrality

David McMenemy
Senior Lecturer in Information Studies
University of Glasgow
Louise Cooke
Emeritus Professor in Information and Knowledge Management
Loughborough University
Martyn Wade
Chair
CILIP Policy Committee
Asif Khan
Director
Scottish Poetry Library
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KM & IM | What makes a great KM leader?

Hélène Russell
Author, Trainer, Consultant
The Knowledge Business
Hank Malik
Knowledge Management Lead
Nuclear Waste Services
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Transformative Agreements: A Sustainable Model?

Beth Montague-Hellen
Head of Library & Information Services
The Francis Crick Institute
Jack MacDonald
Director
Library Sales, Cambridge University Press
Jason Harper
Head of Library Research Services
University of Bath
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13:00 - 14:00
Lunch & Networking | Browse the Exhibition
14:00 - 14:30

Lunchtime Keynote | Truth Decay in Europe

Stijn Hoorens
RAND Europe
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14:30 - 15:00
Coffee & Networking | Browse the Exhibition
15:00 - 15:45

Pt. 1 | Library futures: improve your futures literacy and practice using scenarios

Ben Lee
Director
Shared Intelligence
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Collections go green: Accrediting sustainable library design

Kirsty Shankland
Associate Architect
Wright & Wright
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15:40 - 16:00
Coffee & Networking | Browse the Exhibition
16:00 - 16:45

Pt. 2 | Library futures: improve your futures literacy and practice using scenarios

Ben Lee
Director
Shared Intelligence
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KM & IM | ROI and lessons learned

Hank Malik
Knowledge Management Lead
Nuclear Waste Services
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Libraries Change Lives

Rabeea Arif
Director of Research and Development
CILIP
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18:30 - 22:30

18.30 Drinks Reception and Presidential Dinner

09:00 - 10:00
Coffee & Networking | Browse the Exhibition
10:00 - 10:10

Welcome Address

10:10 - 10:45

A New Chapter: Ulster University Library Reimagined

Janet Peden
Director of Library Services and University Librarian
Ulster University
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10:45 - 11:15
Coffee & Networking | Browse the Exhibition
11:15 - 12:00

Getting match-fit for a senior leadership role

Regina Everitt
Assistant Chief Operating Officer & Director of Library, Archives and Learning Services
University of East London
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KM & IM | KM and AI

Hank Malik
Knowledge Management Lead
Nuclear Waste Services
Hélène Russell
Author, Trainer, Consultant
The Knowledge Business
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Digital rights of the child

Tabitha Witherick
Chief Executive
ASCEL
Frances Lingard
Project Worker
National Programmes/AI, Children’s Parliament
Dr Gianfranco Polizzi
Postdoctoral Research Associate
University of Liverpool
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12:15 - 13:00

The sector’s response to the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Stephen Sykes
Director
2030 Hub Liverpool
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KM & IM | Creatively languaging the value of KM in your organisation

Janine Weightman
Founder, Knowledge Management Consultant & Organizational ReWilding Adviser
Knovolution Ltd
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The entrepreneurial leader

Tom Penford
Founder
Untitled Concept
Zak Mensah
Co-CEO
Birmingham Museums Trust
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13:00 - 14:00
Lunch & Networking | Browse the Exhibition
14:00 - 14:30

Lunchtime Keynote | Interview with Tammye Huf

Tammye Huf
Author & Winner of the 2021 Diverse Book Award
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14:30 - 15:15

KM & IM | Strategic Innovation in KM & IM

Tom Penford
Founder
Untitled Concept
Zak Mensah
Co-CEO
Birmingham Museums Trust
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Developing a crisis communications plan

15:15 - 15:45
Coffee & Networking | Browse the Exhibition
15:45 - 16:30

Panel Discussion | Inclusive Collections

Amy Staniforth
Consultant and Metadata Librarian
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16:30 - 16:30
Conference ends