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May 2016

Booked! 2016

May 7 - May 20
Various,
Scotland
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West Dunbartonshire's annual festival of words will take place from the 7th-20th May. Having attracted more than 600 festival-goers in 2015 we’re keen to engage even more people with books, spoken word and music. For the first time in the festival’s 14-year history each of West Dunbartonshire’s eight libraries will play host to at least one event, ensuring the whole area can experience Booked! on their doorstep. Booked! events are free but ticketed (n.b. £5 ticket charge for Rally &…

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Bookbug Week

May 16 - May 20
Various,
Scotland
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Bookbug Week 2016 will take place between 16-22 May and will celebrate ‘Around the world with Bookbug’. This international theme will inspire children and adults alike to explore songs and rhymes from around the globe. A whole host of fun story, song and rhyme activities for children will be taking place in local libraries and community venues. Click here to find a Bookbug Week event near you!

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SLIC Board Meeting

May 25 @ 12:30 am - 4:30 pm
June 2016
FREE

Science of Stories Conference

June 3
University of Strathclyde,
Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom
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We have known for some time that it is good for children to read for pleasure, and that reading stories in particular can help their emotional and social lives. Yet the most recent figures for the UK suggest that as children move into their teens, reading for pleasure falls; only 40% of 14 – 16 year olds say that they enjoy reading very much or quite a lot, compared to 73% of 7 – 11 year olds. We don’t know…

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CILIP in Scotland Conference 2016: Making Connections

June 6 - June 7
Apex City Quay Hotel, Dundee,
1 West Victoria Dock Road
Dundee, Scotland DD1 3JP United Kingdom
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The CILIP in Scotland Conference is returning to Dundee after 4 sold out years in a row and once again has a packed programme full of speakers from a variety of sectors and countries. The Conference is presented by CILIP in Scotland President and award winning author Theresa Breslin and the theme this year is ‘Making Connections’. We are very excited to welcome the following keynote speakers this year: James Robertson - Author and Poet Jan Holmquist - Assistant Library…

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£11.74

Words Work Well – An Introduction to Bibliotherapy

June 6 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Central Library,
The Wellgate
Dundee, DD1 1DB United Kingdom
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Poems, images and conversation in creative communication with people who have dementia In this workshop we will look at how we might engage creatively with people who have dementia. We will discuss how poems, visual images and deep listening can be utilised working one-to-one, to encourage people to express their thoughts, opinions and feelings and, if appropriate, make collaborative poems. The emphasis will be on relating to the person, not the dementia-label. Maureen Sangster, Project Manager, Words Work Well, will…

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Reading Communities: Connecting the Past and the Present

June 7
City Art Centre,
2 Market Street
Edinburgh, EH1 1DE United Kingdom

On 7 June 2016, we will be holding a one-day event on the theme of ‘Edinburgh: A City of Reading’ at the Edinburgh City Art Centre. Activities will include a workshop on Edinburgh readers, past and present; a guided walking tour of the Edinburgh Writers' Museum; readings of short extracts from the works of Edinburgh writers, both famous and ordinary; and a public lecture on the changing nature of Edinburgh’s book and reading culture. The day will conclude with a drinks reception at…

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£27.57

Words Work Well – an introduction to bibliotherapy

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Storytelling Centre,
43-45 High Street
Edinburgh, EH1 1SR United Kingdom
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A full day workshop for storytellers and writers who intend to offer their skills in health and social care settings. From listening to reading to writing to sharing, together we will practice the presence of the facilitator, and the vital selection of the text, which story or poem to use.   The workshop will encourage writers to find the tools they need to increase their powers of facilitation, and to deepen their understanding of bibliotherapy and the uses to which it…

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Words Work Well – An Introduction to Bibliotherapy

June 13 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Kirkcaldy Galleries,
Abbotshall Road
Kirkcaldy, KY1 1YG United Kingdom
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This development opportunity in creative facilitation will introduce you to bibliotherapy in two parts. Choosing Reading Material for different groups and individuals. With Maureen Sangster. This workshop will encourage you to consider factors that affect choice and will also discuss approaches to giving groups/individuals the valued opportunity to read and respond to literature. Sample texts will be discussed.   Facilitating an Expressive Writing Group. With Jayne Wilding. This workshop will encourage you to explore the things you need to be…

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Understanding the Information Needs of Young First Time Mothers from Areas of Multiple Deprivation

June 15 @ 10:00 am - 3:15 pm
University of Strathclyde,
Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom
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Information informs, guides, and empowers; but barriers to access and use are societally divisive and as yet not fully understood, particularly amongst marginalised and disadvantaged groups. This event forms part of a major ESRC funded study which explores how these barriers are experienced by young first time mothers, and how these families can be supported to prosper in the digital age. The research is led by the University of Strathclyde and conducted in partnership with Barnardo’s and Glasgow Life. This…

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£10.00

Words Work Well An Introduction to Bibliotherapy

June 18 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Spectrum Centre,
1 Margaret Street
Inverness,, Scotland IV1 1LS United Kingdom
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Treasures in The Chest A day of creative enquiry for writers, storytellers and all those interested in working with words for well-being.  Using the Words for Well-Being Bibliotherapy Toolkit we will explore the value of creative imagination and the gift of facilitation. Lifelines Together we will explore how reading and writing about the natural world can offer us a lifeline in the stormy seas of our hearts. We’ll look at how the bibliotherapy toolkit can help guide us towards words…

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Words Work Well – An Introduction to Bibliotherapy

June 20 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
The Glasgow Woman’s Library,
23 Landressy Street
Glasgow, G40 1BP Select a Country:
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  The more that you read… the more places you'll go. (Dr. Seuss) You don't write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say. (F. Scott Fitzgerald) An introductory workshop on bibliotherapy for writers who intend to offer their skills in health and social care settings: we will look at how reading informs writing and how poems and stories can be a source of solace, empowerment, and inspiration. The workshop will encourage you to…

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Digital Champions Hackathon

June 21 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
The Place Hotel,
34-38 York Place
Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 3HU United Kingdom
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Future Libraries is a catchall for trends affecting libraries in the 21st Century. The event will be investigating how libraries reinvent themselves as digital spaces, with a focus on e-lending, maker spaces and digital inclusion. Please note this is an invitation only event for SLIC Digital Champions.

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Words Work Well – An Introduction to Bibliotherapy

June 23 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
University of Glasgow, Rutherford McCowan Building,
Room 127 Crichton Campus
Dumfries, DG1 4ZL Select a Country:
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Strengthening Facilitators’ Skills Liz will introduce and facilitate a session related to the therapeutic value of writing and reading poetry. The objective will be to create a stimulating and supportive environment for those wishing to become facilitators or to refresh their skills as facilitators. Writing exercises will be used to both strengthen writing skills and confidence and to support people in giving voice. Formal proceedings will end at 3.30pm. Thereafter there will be time for informal questions and networking. Before…

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Libraries in the Digital Age

June 28
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Scotland United Kingdom
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Libraries across the UK are facing an increasingly challenging economic landscape, requiring more innovative and cost effective ways to deliver a wider range of services. Over 60% of Scotland’s population use public libraries, with some 28 million visits every year, not including libraries in schools, colleges, and universities. How can public libraries in Scotland adapt, learn and thrive in the current digital age? What technologies can libraries take advantage of to promote digital inclusion and information literacy? What should libraries…

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July 2016

ARCLIB Annual Conference

July 6 - July 8
Glasgow School of Art,
167 Renfrew Street G3 6RQ United Kingdom
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ARCLIB is an independent co-operative group which aims to promote the sharing of good practice and co-operation amongst librarians involved with architecture, planning and other related built environment disciplines. Our 2016 Conference will be jointly hosted by Glasgow School of Art & Strathclyde University.

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CILIP Conference 2016

July 12 - July 13
Brighton Dome,
Church Street
Brighton, England BN1 1UE United Kingdom
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Join us in July for: -       Keynote speakers - Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt, Professor of Computer Science, University of Oxford and Scott Bonner, Director, Ferguson Municipal Public Library -       31 breakout sessions on subjects as varied as copyright, data stewardship, information literacy, public sector partnerships, information governance, privacy and many more -       Fringe events throughout the two day conference,  in partnership with Carnegie UK -       Your Career - presentations and workshops to help with your professional development -       Exhibition -…

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Summer School on Information Know-How for Professionals

July 26 - July 29
Ionian University,
72, Ioannou Theotoki str
Corfu, 49100 Greece
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The ILG is pleased to support an international summer school on information know how taking place on the beautiful island of Corfu. Organised by the Department of Archives, Library Science and Museology at the Ionian University, Corfu, Greece & the Department of Information Management (iSchool) in Aberdeen, Scotland. Supported by the Information Literacy Group (ILG of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP). The summer school is a four day practical workshop situated in the picturesque and beautiful…

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August 2016

SLIC Board Meeting

August 17 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
DCA,
152 Nethergate
Dundee, DD1 4DY
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September 2016

Digital Champions Meeting

September 15 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Barrhead Foundry,
Main Street G78 1SW United Kingdom
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Quarterly meeting of our Digital Champions in Public Libraries group.

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October 2016

SLIC Board Meeting

October 19 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Robertson Trust,
Roberston House, 152 Bath Street
Glasgow, G2 4TB United Kingdom
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December 2016

Digital Champions Meeting

December 8 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Dundee Central Library,
The Wellgate
Dundee, DD1 1DB United Kingdom
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Quarterly meeting of our Digital Champions in Public Libraries Group.

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