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December 2009

SLIC FE Conference 2009

3rd December 2009 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sharing Vision, Planning Practice: The 4th SLIC FE Conference for Library and Information Professionals.

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November 2010

SLIC FE Conference 2010

18th November 2010 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mitchell Library, North Street
Glasgow, G3 7DN United Kingdom
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November 2013

SLIC Showcase and AGM 2013

22nd November 2013 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane
Glasgow, G1 3NU United Kingdom
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All organisations in membership of SLIC are invited to send one representative to the event. A networking lunch and refreshments will be provided. The Showcase will feature a range of interesting speakers from across the library and information sector talking about Partnership and Collaboration.

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SLIC Further Education (FE) Libraries Conference 2013

28th November 2013 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Edinburgh Training Centre, 16 Saint Mary's Street
Edinburgh, EH1 1SU United Kingdom
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The 8th SLIC Further Education (FE) Libraries Conference is due to take place on the 28th November 2013 at the Edinburgh Training Centre. This event is jointly organised by SLIC, JISC RSC Scotland and Colleges Scotland's Librarians' Development Network.

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September 2014

Happily Ever After? The 13th Annual eBooks Conference 2014

5th September 2014 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom + Google Map

Speculation on the demise of print – and libraries along with it – have been widespread since the advent of the eBook. Dramatic improvements in eReader devices over the last few years have made eBooks the preferred option for many, and library services have been evolving to meet user expectations. But does this mean that libraries and eBooks will live happily ever after?! Join us in Glasgow on Friday 5th September to find out about the latest eBook developments in…

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November 2014

SLIC Showcase and AGM 2014

21st November 2014 @ 10:00 am - 3:45 pm
Faculty Of Advocates, Mackenzie Building, Old Assembly Close, 172 High Street
Edinburgh, EH1 1QX United Kingdom
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SLIC FE Conference 2014

28th November 2014 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
City of Glasgow College, Glasgow, + Google Map

SLIC Further Education College Librarians’ Conference 2014.

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January 2015

Heads of Public Library Services Meeting

27th January 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Scottish Youth Theatre, 105 Brunswick Street
Glasgow, Scotland G1 1TF United Kingdom
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February 2015

Information Literacy Symposium

13th February 2015 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

SLIC Board Meeting

20th February 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
City of Glasgow College, Glasgow, + Google Map
April 2015

RDA for Implementers: Sharing Experience

28th April 2015 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge
Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 1EW United Kingdom
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Heads of Public Library Services Meeting

28th April 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge
Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 1EW United Kingdom
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May 2015

Six Book Challenge Event

5th May 2015 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

More information can be found on the Reading Agency website http://readingagency.org.uk/adults/quick-guides/six-book-challenge/.

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An introduction to RDA for cataloguers

7th May 2015 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge
Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 1EW United Kingdom
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Off The Page Stirling Libraries Book Festival

8th May 2015 - 19th May 2015

Event programme For information 01786 237 535 or www.offthepage.scot General enquiries Library HQ t: 01786 237 535 e: offthepage@stirling.gov.uk

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Booked! Literary Festival

11th May 2015 @ 8:00 am - 22nd May 2015 @ 5:00 pm

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Fab Futures. Public Libraries in the Digital Age

15th May 2015 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Exeter Library, Castle Street
Exeter, EX4 3PQ United Kingdom
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Grampian Information Copyright Event

19th May 2015 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Dundee Central Library, The Wellgate
Dundee, DD1 1DB United Kingdom
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CIGS AGM

20th May 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge
Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 1EW United Kingdom
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Cataloging and Indexing Group Scotland - Annual General Meeting

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RDA for Implementers: Sharing Experience

27th May 2015 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge
Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 1EW United Kingdom
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CILIP Multimedia Information & Technology Group, Scotland, AGM

27th May 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mitchell Library, North Street
Glasgow, G3 7DN United Kingdom
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SLIC Board Meeting

29th May 2015 @ 12:30 am - 4:30 pm
City of Glasgow College, Glasgow, + Google Map
June 2015

CILIPS Conference

1st June 2015 - 2nd June 2015

Literacy Matters Conference

5th June 2015
Hampden Park, Glasgow, G42 9BA United Kingdom + Google Map

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Digital Champions Meeting

18th June 2015 @ 11:00 am - 2:45 pm
Dundee Central Library, The Wellgate
Dundee, DD1 1DB United Kingdom
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Please note event booking is by invitation only. Both the Motherwell and Dundee sessions are fully booked.

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£10

Spoken and Sung – a night of music and poetry in aid of the Scottish Poetry Library

19th June 2015 @ 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
St Mark’s Unitarian Church,, Castle Terrace
Edinburgh, Midlothian EH1 2DP United Kingdom
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National Poet of Scotland Liz Lochhead headlines a fundraiser for the Scottish Poetry Library. Also on the bill: Edinburgh Makar Christine De Luca, poet Ron Butlin with music by Rudsambee Company of Singers.

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5th i³ Conference

23rd June 2015 - 26th June 2015
Robert Gordon University, Garthdee House, Garthdee Road
Aberdeen, AB10 7QB United Kingdom
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July 2015

Heads of Public Library Services Meeting

28th July 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge
Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 1EW United Kingdom
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August 2015
£15

Robyn Marsack on Eugene Onegin

20th August 2015 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh International Book Festival, Charlotte Square
Edinburgh, EH2 4DR United Kingdom
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Director of the Scottish Poetry Library Robyn Marsack looks at Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin. This classic Russian novel is written in verse and was originally published in serial form. It depicts the life of the eponymous hero and is a glimpse into the social and intellectual world of Russian society. Expect an open discussion from the start: read the book ahead of the event or be inspired to pick it up afterwards.

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£10

The Literacy Revolution

20th August 2015 @ 3:35 pm - 4:45 pm
Edinburgh International Book Festival, Charlotte Square
Edinburgh, EH2 4DR United Kingdom
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According to UNESCO, every region of the world during the last 20 years has seen gains in literacy rates. Can this improvement be attributed to the role of libraries in the culture of cities? Sergio Fajardo is a well-known political figure in Colombia. As mayor of Medellin he oversaw a successful campaign to improve literacy in the city by placing libraries in downtrodden barrios. He is joined by Amina Shah, CEO of the Scottish Library and Information Council who is…

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£10

Museums and Libraries

21st August 2015 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Edinburgh International Book Festival, Charlotte Square
Edinburgh, EH2 4DR United Kingdom
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Museums and galleries dominate as cultural destinations, attracting record numbers of visitors to blockbuster shows. Meanwhile libraries are facing a funding crisis and are increasingly asked to justify their existence. What can libraries learn from museums, and what do they offer that museums cannot? Tony Marx, president of the New York Public Library will discuss the issues with Richard Sennett, professor of sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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£15

Nothing But the Poem on Poetry in Translation

21st August 2015 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh International Book Festival, Charlotte Square
Edinburgh, EH2 4DR United Kingdom
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Join Robyn Marsack, Director of the Scottish Poetry Library, for a fascinating journey into poetry in translation. How do complex ideas and language, rhythm, rhyme and metre travel into another language? Using poems by Zbigniew Herbert from Poland, Miroslav Holub from the Czech Republic and Attila József from Hungary as examples of poets in translation, this in-depth discussion explores various aspects of the translation process. No background knowledge is required and poems will be provided

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£10

Libraries in the Digital Age

21st August 2015 @ 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Edinburgh International Book Festival, Charlotte Square
Edinburgh, EH2 4DR United Kingdom
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With the world’s knowledge accessible from anywhere via a computer screen, why should we continue to value physical spaces for literacy? Robyn Marsack is director of the Scottish Poetry Library, the world’s only purpose-built library for poetry and an online repository of the best Scottish poems. Meanwhile Dutch architect Francine Houben, creative director of Mecanoo, believes that ‘libraries are the most important public buildings’ and has recently completed Birmingham Central – the largest public library in Europe

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SLIC Board Meeting

24th August 2015 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
DCA, 152 Nethergate
Dundee, DD1 4DY
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£8

Back to the Statistical Future!

26th August 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Stand in the Square, St Andrew's Square EH2 2AD United Kingdom + Google Map

How different is Scotland in 2015, to Scotland in 1835? As good education is increasingly costly and inaccessible to the poor, are we seeing our modern 'lords and gentlemen' believing we will be 'more obedient and dutiful, were more ignorant, and had no education'? Might our poor potentially be 'corrupted, by being taught to read and write'? Might we be returning to a time when libraries are only sustained by subscriptions? Join us (Helen Aiton and Nicola Osbourne) for a…

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September 2015
Free

CILIP’s Library Management Systems Showcase

15th September 2015
Thistle Edinburgh, The King James Hotel, 107 Leith Street
Edinburgh, EH1 3SW United Kingdom
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CILIP's Library Management Systems Showcase gives library and information professionals the chance to meet with leading LMS suppliers in an informal and relaxed "non-sales" environment. Exhibitors will demonstrate the systems, listen to your requirements and find solutions to meet your needs. You can: - Compare and assess a number of alternative products in one place - Discover new developments in LMS - Ensure you have the right system for your organisation Exhibitors already confirmed include Soutron, OCLC, SirsiDynix, Innovative, PTFS…

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Digital Champions Meeting

17th September 2015
City of Glasgow College, Glasgow, + Google Map

This meeting is by invitation only

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£250

Words Work Well Training

18th September 2015 @ 11:45 am - 20th September 2015 @ 11:45 am
Whatton Lodge, Gullane, East Lothian, United Kingdom + Google Map

Lapidus Scotland presents a three day, residential weekend course at the Whatton Lodge in picturesque East Lothian.  This event will cover many aspects of bibliotherapy, with a focus on the soon-to-be launched Words Work Well toolkit.  This online resource, created in partnership with NHS Education Scotland, is designed to assist librarians, healthcare professionals and anyone interested in bibliotherapy. The event features several speakers with worldwide expertise in this exciting field. If interested in booking, please contact lapidus.scotland@yahoo.co.uk  

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October 2015

Remembering The First World War

1st October 2015 - 31st December 2015
Speirs Centre, Primrose Place
Alloa, Clackmannanshire FK10 1AD United Kingdom
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A new exhibition commemorating the Great War and its impact in Clackmannanshire. The exhibition looks at the events leading up to the outbreak of war on 4th August 1914 and the first seventeen months of the war. It also focuses on two local men who were awarded the Victoria Cross in 1915. James Dalglish Pollock VC and James Lennox Dawson VC were both born in Tillicoultry, though Dawson's family moved to Alloa when he was eight and he regarded it…

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Scottish Reading Strategy Day

5th October 2015
Albert Halls Stirling, Albert Place, Dumbarton Road FK8 2QL United Kingdom + Google Map

The Reading Strategy Day provides a great opportunity for library and information staff and partner agencies to look in depth at the Scottish Reading Strategy for Public Libraries which was launched last year.  Find out how the three strategic groups, Early Years, Young People and Adult have been progressing and hear from our key partners about how we can work together. A free networking lunch will be provided, a great chance to meet with colleagues and share experiences.  Not to be missed! Up…

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eBooks Conference

9th October 2015
Technology & Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde, 99 George Street
Glasgow, G1 1RD United Kingdom
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SLIC in conjunction with SCURL and Jisc Scotland present the 14th Annual eBooks Conference:The next Chapter. We are pleased to be joined by a variety of excellent speakers, who will appeal to information and library staff from across various sectors. You can access our full programme at 14th Annual Conference Final Programme. An important part of our conference is also our exhibitors.  The following exhibitors are confirmed to date for 2015; Bibliotheca Cambridge University Press Dawson Books Jisc Palgrave Macmillan Oxford…

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East Dunbartonshire Book & Arts Festival

10th October 2015 @ 10:30 am - 23rd October 2015 @ 4:00 pm

East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture Trust are holding a Book and Arts Festival from 10-23 October 2015 with a programme of 50 events to help you feel good.  http://www.edlc.co.uk/events/culture_events/book_and_arts_festival_2015.aspx

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Free

Is there a Library-Shaped Black Hole in the Web?

16th October 2015
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Nicholson Street
Edinburgh, EH8 9DW United Kingdom
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The web has irrevocably changed how we search for and find information. Library users expect to find and access materials online using every day Web sites and search engines. It's no longer enough to have library pages "on the Web", library data must now be "woven into the Web" - to be where users are - or continue the decline as a primary provider and curator of information and data. Library data encodes some of the most important, unique and…

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YLG & CDEG conference 2015: Diversity, variety and choice

23rd October 2015 - 24th October 2015
Golden Conference Hotel, Clydebank
Glasgow, Scotland G81 4SA United Kingdom
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WW1 Centenary Partnership Meeting

26th October 2015
The Steeple, Nethergate
Dundee, DD1 4DG
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SLIC in conjunction with the Imperial War Museum will be holding a First World War event on Monday the 26th October 2015 at the Steeple in Dundee.  This free event will provide an overview of national plans and partnership projects to mark the WW1 centenary in 2016. Event is by invitation only.  Please contact extranet1914@iwm.org.uk Schedule 10:00 – 10.25 Coffee and Registration 10:25-10:30 – Welcome 10:30-11:30 – Presentations 11:30- 11:45 – Morning tea break 11:45 – 13:05 - Presentations 13:05…

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Heads of Public Library Services Meeting

27th October 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Scottish Youth Theatre, 105 Brunswick Street
Glasgow, Scotland G1 1TF United Kingdom
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A New Age for Learning: Future directions for digital literacy for senior women

28th October 2015
Technology & Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde, 99 George Street
Glasgow, G1 1RD United Kingdom
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Findings will be presented from the recently completed inter-generational European project, LIST: 'Leveraging digital & ICT competences of senior women'. The conference will be attended by stakeholders from around Europe and will address European policy and the need for older women to have wider access and better provision of digital literacy training. Keynote Speaker: Liz Mestheneos, AGE Platform Europe This is a free conference, and lunch and refreshments will be provided.

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November 2015
£120

Supporting staff and students with autism and learning disorders

2nd November 2015 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Woburn House Conference Centre, 20 Tavistock Square
London, WC1H 9HQ
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This event is about the provision of support for staff and students in higher education institutions with autism and learning disorders, and will consist of a speaker from a HE institution who is Head of Disability and Dyslexia Services and also a PhD student from a HE institution who will be speaking about their experiences at their own institutions. A short video will be shown about an autistic student at university speaking about their experience. There will also be an…

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Showcase & AGM

6th November 2015
Theatre Royal, 282 Hope Street
Glasgow, G2 3QA
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Our Annual Showcase event and AGM will take place at the Theatre Royal on Friday 6th November 2015. All organisations in SLIC membership are invited to send up to two representatives to attend. Our keynote speaker is Baroness Beeban Kidron, Filmmaker, Co-Founder of IntoFilm and Founder of iRights. Booking for this event is now closed. Contact l.watt@scottishlibraries.org

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£120

eCollections Management Workshop

17th November 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
London Mathematical Society, 57-58 Russell Square
London, WC1B 4HS
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This workshop will discuss and explain the fundamentals of e-resources collection development and management.  The presentations will focus on electronic collection types that are central elements of digital libraries today and also viewed as areas of growth for the future. Presentations will be given by Librarians experienced in these fields. This workshop will be of interest to library staff who are interested in working in eCollections Management, or who would like an introduction to the issues and opportunities in this…

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Free

Shape the Future: CILIP in Scotland and CILIP Consultation event – Strategic Plan 2016-2020

18th November 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Street
Edinburgh, EH1 2JL United Kingdom
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The current Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) Business Plan comes to an end in December 2015. This gives us an opportunity to look ahead to the next 4 years and decide as a community how we want CILIP to develop. Shape the Future is an open, collaborative project to develop CILIP’s Strategic Plan 2016-2020. We want to ensure that as many people as possible have a chance to contribute to this plan including members and non-members, external…

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CILIPS Autumn Gathering

19th November 2015
Golden Conference Hotel, Clydebank
Glasgow, Scotland G81 4SA United Kingdom
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This year's event is taking place on November 19th at the Beardmore Hotel and Conference Centre in Glasgow and promises to be another engaging and interesting day filled with speakers from a range of different backgrounds. The Conference themes are community wellbeing and professional engagement as well as the return of the school library strand. Full programme information: http://www.cilips.org.uk/autumn-gathering-2015/ To book: https://cilips.formstack.com/forms/autumngathering2015  

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Book Week Scotland 2015

23rd November 2015 - 29th November 2015

Book Week Scotland is a week-long celebration of books and reading delivered by the Scottish Book Trust in partnership with local libraries and other organisations that takes place every November. Book Week Scotland 2015 will take place from Monday 23 – Sunday 29 November 2015. During Book Week, people of all ages and walks of life will come together in libraries, schools, community venues and workplaces to share and enjoy books and reading. They will be joined in this celebration…

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FE Practitioners’ Forum

24th November 2015
Riverside Campus – City of Glasgow College, 21 Thistle Street
Glasgow, G5 9XB
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This years' event (formerly FE Conference) will take place at City of Glasgow's brand new campus at Riverside in Glasgow. The key theme will be advocacy and our keynote speaker will be Professor Andrew Prescott from the University of Glasgow. FE Practitioners' Forum Final Programme Booking for this event has now closed. Please contact l.watt@scottishlibraries.org  

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Saltire Literary Awards 2015

26th November 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Central Hall, 2 West Tollcross
Edinburgh, EH3 9BP United Kingdom
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Join us in raising a glass to this year's Saltire Literary Awardees as we celebrate excellence in Scottish Literature. Spaces are limited and must be booked in advance.

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December 2015

Digital Champions Meeting

9th December 2015 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge
Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 1EW United Kingdom
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By invitation only.

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January 2016

Read, Write, Count Awareness Days

18th January 2016 @ 12:15 pm - 20th January 2016 @ 4:00 pm

Public Libraries are invited to nominate up to two representatives from their authority to attend one of two Read, Write, Count awareness raising sessions in January 2016. These sessions are aimed at library staff working with children and families and the purpose is to familiarise them with this Scottish Government initiative to support reading, writing and counting in  P1-3 as well as offering an opportunity to discuss the role of libraries in supporting early learning and literacy and possible national and…

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National Strategy Review Group Meeting

26th January 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Scott House, 10 South St Andrew Street
Edinburgh, EH2 2AZ United Kingdom
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Heads of Public Libraries Services Meeting

27th January 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mitchell Library, North Street
Glasgow, G3 7DN United Kingdom
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February 2016

SLIC AGM

3rd February 2016
National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge
Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 1EW United Kingdom
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£25 - £30

University Challenge: Transforming your library

17th February 2016 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sir Duncan Rice Library, United Kingdom + Google Map

SCURL is pleased to present a symposium on designing and transforming the HE academic library to support the learning environment. The programme includes papers on: Redesigning space for students’ learning requirements SCONUL Design Award in Scotland Managing learning environments Transformational experiences: the good, the bad, and the….. The Break-Up Letter Tours of the Sir Duncan Rice Library will be available. To confirm your attendance please complete the attached booking form and return it to Jill Evans SCURL Service Development Manager …

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SLIC Board Meeting

17th February 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
DCA, 152 Nethergate
Dundee, DD1 4DY
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March 2016

EDGE Conference 2016

3rd March 2016 - 4th March 2016
Roxburgh Hotel, 38 Charlotte Square
Edinburgh, EH2 4HQ United Kingdom
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This is your perfect opportunity to explore innovative strategies to generate and maximise impact through channel shift and diversification. To continue to work to your strengths, with new and invigorated formulas to reach the unreachable. • Alan Gardner – Channel 4’s Autistic Gardner. Alan says….”Autism isn’t a condition, it’s a different way of seeing the world”. Alan will be joined by The Autistic Society. We will look at what UK libraries are doing in this area, and how we can…

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Copyright Masterclass

9th March 2016 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Tron Theatre, 63 Trongate G1 5HB United Kingdom + Google Map

How to deliver more for less, maximising the value of the quality learning resources available to you Join us at The Tron Theatre, Glasgow for a free half-day event exclusively for Further Education Institutions. Hear from copyright licensing specialists from across the media, as well as experts in OER, in a series of talks and interactive discussions, concluding with a panel Q&A. Independently chaired by Bob Harrison, from the Further Education Learning Technology Group (FELTAG). Speakers from: Association for Learning Technology (ALT)…

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Aye Write! Festival

10th March 2016 @ 9:00 am - 20th March 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Mitchell Library, North Street
Glasgow, G3 7DN United Kingdom
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Tickets are now on sale for Glasgow’s Book Festival, Aye Write! The festival which will be held from the 10-20th March will feature an impressive line-up of authors and celebrities including;  Grange Hill, Brookside and Hollyoaks creator, Phil Redmond, former Governor of the Bank of England, Sir Mervyn King and Irvine Welsh who will re-introduce Trainspotting’s most infamous and terrifying character, Francis Begbie in his new novel, The Blade Artist. Louis de Bernières will be reading from his new collection…

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£50

Bookbug Conference 2016

17th March 2016 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Glasgow City Hotel, Cambridge Street
Glasgow, G2 3HN United Kingdom
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This year’s conference promises to be an engaging and informative event relevant to anyone working in the early years. A diverse range of speakers will explore language development and the importance of the relationship between the parent or carer and child in developing this, through reading, singing and rhyming with children from birth. The conference will also discuss the impact poverty has on children's learning and the importance of closing the attainment gap in Scotland. We will also be reflecting…

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£100

Health Literacy Group 4th UK Conference

18th March 2016 @ 9:30 am - 4:45 pm
Golden Conference Hotel, Clydebank
Glasgow, Scotland G81 4SA United Kingdom
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We are delighted to confirm that our 4th UK conference will be opened by Maureen Watt, Minister for Public Health Scotland and chaired by Jo Protheroe, Chair of the Health Literacy Group UK, and Graham Kramer, National Clinical Lead for Self-Management and Health Literacy in Scotland. They will be joined by high profile speakers from across the UK, sharing current thinking, research and practice in a series of parallel sessions and workshops. The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for Scotland, Catherine Calderwood,…

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Digital Champions Meeting

29th March 2016 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Mitchell Library, North Street
Glasgow, G3 7DN United Kingdom
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Quarterly meeting of our Digital Champions in Public Libraries group.

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April 2016
£75

UXLibs-in-a-day

21st April 2016 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Edinburgh Napier University, Merchiston Campus
Edinburgh, EH10 5DT United Kingdom
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Does your library conduct enough user research? Do you know what your users really need? Do you really know how they behave in your spaces? On Thursday 21st April librarian and trainer Andy Priestner will be presenting a day on User Experience at Edinburgh Napier University. The event which has been put together in association with SALCTG will see attendees learn a range of new User Experience (UX) research methods that can be applied to library spaces and services not…

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Heads of Public Library Services Meeting

26th April 2016 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Steet
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Quarterly meeting of all the Heads of Public Library Services across Scotland

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CILIP Multimedia Information and Technology Group, Scotland AGM

28th April 2016 @ 2:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mitchell Library, North Street
Glasgow, G3 7DN United Kingdom
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The CILIP Multimedia Information and Technology Group, Scotland invites members to attend the 13th Annual General Meeting and post-AGM presentation by Dr Martin Goodfellow, Coder in Residence at Glasgow Life, on Coding in Libraries.  

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May 2016

Only Connect: The varying conceptions of information literacy across an International Middle School Community

3rd May 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Robert Gordon University, Garthdee House, Garthdee Road
Aberdeen, AB10 7QB United Kingdom
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This seminar offers participants the opportunity to learn about the preliminary findings from a phenomenographic study of the ways seven different stakeholder groups including students, parents, teachers, library and IT personnel, administrators and leadership understand information literacy (IL). This study uniquely places the spotlight on IL from multiple stakeholder perspectives yielding for the first time a more comprehensive understanding of IL in an international school context. The seminar also serves to provide a platform for participants to explore the implications…

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Off the Page Stirling Libraries Book Festival

5th May 2016 - 16th May 2016
Various, Scotland + Google Map

The 11th Off the Page Stirling Libraries Book Festival bringing an exciting programme of events in Stirling and surrounding communities. This year's highlights include Gregor Fisher alongside Melanie Reid, Alex Norton, Denise mina and Chris Townsend. Children and families can enjoy Mairi Hedderwick, Nick Sharratt and Ross McKenzie www.culturestirling.org/offthepage

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Booked! 2016

7th May 2016 - 20th May 2016
Various, Scotland + Google Map

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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The Library as a Third Space

11th May 2016 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
College Development Network, Argyll Court
Stirling, Scotland FK9 4TY United Kingdom
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The overarching theme for this Librarians' Development Network event is ‘The Library as a third space. The event will: introduce the concept of the third space provide you with up-to-date key information on sector developments allow you to network and share best practice with other colleagues in the sector. This is a free event for Librarians and learning resource staff and others with an input or influence on their work.  

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Bookbug Week

16th May 2016 - 20th May 2016
Various, Scotland + Google Map

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

25th May 2016 @ 12:30 am - 4:30 pm
200 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5RQ + Google Map
June 2016
FREE

Science of Stories Conference

3rd June 2016
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom + Google Map

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

6th June 2016 - 7th June 2016
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

6th June 2016 @ 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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Free

Reading Communities: Connecting the Past and the Present

7th June 2016
City Art Centre, 2 Market Street
Edinburgh, EH1 1DE United Kingdom
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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

8th June 2016 @ 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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£11.74

Words Work Well – An Introduction to Bibliotherapy

13th June 2016 @ 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

15th June 2016 @ 10:00 am - 3:15 pm
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom + Google Map

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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Borders Book Festival 2016

16th June 2016 - 19th June 2016
Harmony Gardens, St Mary's Road
Melrose, Scotland TD6 9LJ United Kingdom
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Taking place in the National Trust's Georgian Harmony Garden, the Brewin Dolphin Borders Book Festival attracts world-class literary figures. Speakers this year include; Frederick Forsyth, AA Gill, Celia Imrie, Gregor Fisher and Kathy Lette. The world’s greatest percussionist, Dame Evelyn Glennie will perform a groundbreaking soundscape written by composer Jill Jarman.

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£10.00

Words Work Well An Introduction to Bibliotherapy

18th June 2016 @ 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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£15

National Reading Group Day at the Mitchell Library

18th June 2016 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Mitchell Library, North Street
Glasgow, G3 7DN United Kingdom
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We're hosting a very special event at the Mitchell Library on 18 June to mark this national celebration of book groups. Join us for a fantastic day of author visits and talks including best-selling writers Christopher Brookmyre, Lisa Ballantyne and Kate Tough. As well as sharing an excerpt from their books, each author will be discussing how their novel can be used as part of a book group discussion and they'll be sharing hints and ideas on how to make…

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£11.74

Words Work Well – An Introduction to Bibliotherapy

20th June 2016 @ 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

21st June 2016 @ 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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NLS in the West

22nd June 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road
Glasgow, Scotland G4 0BA United Kingdom
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National Library of Scotland and Kelvin Hall in Glasgow are engaged in an exciting partnership project. Set to open in late 2016, the new Kelvin Hall site will hold the Moving Image Archive (currently located in Hillington) and digital content from the NLS's extensive collections. This venture will see an expansion of the National Library's service into the west of Scotland, and the opening of a fantastic new facility in one of Glasgow's most iconic buildings. If you would like…

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£11.74

Words Work Well – An Introduction to Bibliotherapy

23rd June 2016 @ 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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July 2016
£15

Aye Write! Presents: An evening with Joe Wicks The Body Coach

1st July 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mitchell Library, North Street
Glasgow, G3 7DN United Kingdom
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The Body Coach and author of phenomenal bestseller Lean In 15 joins us to talk about his new book The Shape Plan: 15 Minute Meals with Workouts to Build a Strong, Lean Body. Your ticket price includes a copy of the book.

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ARCLIB Annual Conference

6th July 2016 - 8th July 2016
Glasgow School of Art, 167 Renfrew Street G3 6RQ United Kingdom + Google Map

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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Libraries for Privacy – Digital Security Workshop

8th July 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
23 Landressy Street

Glasgow, G40 1BP
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Libraries are a key resource for everyone: a repository of ideas, creativity, and diverse and challenging voices. They are also vital to their community, offering training and shared spaces in which users can learn, express themselves, and explore the world. As part of Scottish PEN's campaign to protect free expression in the digital age, we are excited to announce a workshop that will help libraries support users in strengthening their online privacy. This workshop has been developed in partnership with…

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CILIP Conference 2016

12th July 2016 - 13th July 2016
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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£6

Aye Write! Presents: An evening with Tess Gerritsen

21st July 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Mitchell Library, North Street
Glasgow, G3 7DN United Kingdom
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Tess Gerritsen, the New York Times bestselling author of the Rizzoli & Isles series, now gives us a gripping stand-alone thriller: Playing with Fire. Julia doesn't understand what is happening to her daughter, but she thinks she knows what's causing it. She is terrified for Lily, and for herself, but what scares her more is that no one believes her. If she is going to help Lily, she will have to find the answers alone, embarking on a search that…

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Summer School on Information Know-How for Professionals

26th July 2016 - 29th July 2016
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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HoPLS Meeting

26th July 2016
Webster Memorial Theatre, 64 High Street
Arbroath, Scotland DD11 1AW United Kingdom
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Quarterly meeting of the Heads of Public Libraries in Scotland group

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August 2016
Various

Edinburgh International Book Festival

13th August 2016 - 29th August 2016
Edinburgh International Book Festival, Charlotte Square
Edinburgh, EH2 4DR United Kingdom
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This year’s Edinburgh International Book Festival explores the power of the human mind to imagine a better world and will feature more than 800 writers, poets, illustrators, politicians, journalists, historians, scientists, philosophers and playwrights from 55 countries. Explore all our events on the website: http://bit.ly/edbookfest16

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SLIC Board Meeting

17th August 2016 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
DCA, 152 Nethergate
Dundee, DD1 4DY
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Lin Anderson – Book Launch

25th August 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Elmbank Avenue

Kilmarnock, KA1 3BU
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Lin Anderson is launching her new book - None but the Dead Join in as she discusses her new novel. Lin Anderson is best known as the creator of the forensic scientist Rhona MacLeod series of crime thriller novels Tickets available from Dick Institute library.  Ask at the main desk.

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September 2016

South Ayrshire Annual Readers’ Day

4th September 2016 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Carnegie Library, 12 Main Street
Ayr, Scotland KA8 8EB United Kingdom
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We’ve signed up a host of great authors for our annual Readers’ Day at the Carnegie Library in Ayr, and we’d love to see you there on Sunday 4 September 2016. You might know Dr Tom Smith as a regular contributor on the BBC’s Kaye Adams programme, but have you read his Seaside Practice trilogy yet? He’ll be on hand to tell you more. The award-winning poet and playwright, novelist and short story writer, Alan Spence, will be with us…

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Free

Professional Registration and Portfolio Building plus Reflective Writing

6th September 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Springfield Rd

Aberdeen , Scotland AB15 7RF
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The following course is presented in partnership with the CILIPS North East Branch. Professional Registration and Portfolio Building 10am-1.30pm This event is for anyone undertaking Certification, Chartership or Fellowship. The event will look at building portfolios, the CILIP VLE, a candidate's perspective, the role of the mentor and an overview from a CILIP Assessor. Reflective Writing 2-4pm Reflective practice is a valuable way of understanding how professionals can evaluate what they do in order to improve their performance in the…

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Bloody Scotland

9th September 2016 - 11th September 2016
Various, Scotland + Google Map

Scotland’s crime fiction festival returns in September, with a programme packed with murder, intrigue and fits of cunning. Located in a number of venues across Stirling in Scotland, the festival will be celebrating the best in international crime fiction with appearances from world renowned crime authors.

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£60

Metadata and Linked Data: projects, experiments and services in libraries

12th September 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
High School Yards, Infirmary Street

Edinburgh , EH1 1LZ
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The Cataloguing and Indexing Group in Scotland is pleased to announce our 5th linked data event, which will take place in Edinburgh on the 12 of September. This year we are delighted to welcome speakers from the British Library, the Bibliothèque nationale de France, the Universities of Edinburgh and St Andrews, the RDA Steering Committee, and the National Library of Scotland, with other speakers to be confirmed. Speakers will describe the practice and challenges of implementing linked data in a…

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NAG Conference 2016: Public and Academic Libraries –Learning and Working in Partnership

14th September 2016 - 15th September 2016
99 Gordon Street

Glasgow, Scotland G1 3SF
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NAG conference offers unique cross-sector networking opportunities between libraries, suppliers and publishers alongside a full programme of 11 papers, panel sessions, and the opportunity to attend two of the four workshops offered. We received excellent delegate feedback in 2015 and we hope we can continue to exceed expectations. Papers include: Rebuilding the Mackintosh Library collections: generous gifts, tricky insurance negotiations and lots of social media by Alison Stevenson, Glasgow School of Art Streamlining acquisitions services by Dorothy Atherton & Helen…

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Libraries Delivering Digital Inclusion

14th September 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sheffield Hallam University, 6 Paternoster Row
Sheffield, Scotland S1 2QQ United Kingdom
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Libraries have always helped to connect everyone in society with information and education. These days, that means digital channels are as important as books and publications. For those in our communities without digital skills - an estimated 12.6 million people across  the UK - there is a new role for libraries to support digital inclusion - through both access to digital information and digital skills development. Tinder Foundation is the biggest digital inclusion organisation in the UK, and the organisation…

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Knowledge Base+ Training Workshop

14th September 2016 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
tbc, Scotland United Kingdom + Google Map

Workshop purpose and who it’s for This free one day workshop is designed to help you get more out of KB+, such as managing current and past subscriptions, link resolvers’ targets and licences. This workshop is for you if you are new to KB+ or if you have some experience of using KB+ and want to learn more about advanced features and how to get more out of it. There is no cost for attending the workshop. Lunch and refreshments…

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Digital Champions Meeting

15th September 2016 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Barrhead Foundry, Main Street G78 1SW United Kingdom + Google Map

Quarterly meeting of our Digital Champions in Public Libraries group.

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Free

Scottish Reading Strategy – National Networking Day

20th September 2016 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dundee Central Library, The Wellgate
Dundee, DD1 1DB United Kingdom
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This all day event is a chance to get together and look at the work of the Early Years, Young People and Adult Strategic Groups. There will also be the opportunity to take part in workshops and discuss the way forward for the Reading Strategy. A free networking lunch will be provided. Networking Day Programme 10.30 Coffee/registration 11.00 Introduction to the Day and Updates from the Strategic Group Chairs Judy Dobbie, Head of Library & Information Services, Leisure & Culture Dundee and…

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£359

Channel Shift: Achieving Digital Innovation & Excellence

21st September 2016
tbc, Scotland United Kingdom + Google Map

Our Channel Shift Conference provides a unique forum through which to examine how to develop, promote and deliver integrated, omni-channel services in an accessible and cost effective manner. With technology continuing to evolve and organisations across the public and private sector looking to drive forward the development of new customer engagement and contact channels, the need to deliver successful, streamlined, digitalised services has never been more critical. As citizens become increasingly competent in new communication channels and technology, take this…

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CILIP Members’ Day and AGM

29th September 2016

We hope that you can join us at Leeds City Museum on Thursday 29 September for CILIP Members’ Day and AGM 2016. The theme for the day is ‘Getting it right: user needs and customer service’ Programme includes: Guest speaker Neil Infield from the British Library’s Business and IP Centre the CILIP Libraries Change Lives Award the UKeiG Information Manager of the Year award celebration of member achievement formal AGM business Full programme:  cilip.org.uk/agm16/programme Register: cilip.org.uk/agm16/registration Guide to the AGM:…

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October 2016

Suffragette Stories – Ajay Close & Lucy Ribchester

4th October 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Elmbank Avenue

Kilmarnock, KA1 3BU
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Imprint: 2016 Ajay Close, writer and award-winning journalist, will discuss her acclaimed historical novel, A Petrol Scented Spring which tells the story of the Scottish suffragettes and the prison doctor who force-fed them. A Petrol Scented Spring is a riveting novel of repression, jealousy and love, and the struggle for women’s emancipation. Ajay will be joined by Lucy Ribchester whose entertaining debut novel, The Hourglass Factory is set in 1912 - London is in turmoil and the suffragette movement is reaching…

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Gaelic Evening with Jo MacDonald and Gillebride MacIlleMhaoil

5th October 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Boswell Centre, 18 Well Road

Auchinleck, KA18 2JY
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Imprint: 2016 Join Jo MacDonald and Gillebride MacIlleMhaoil for an evening of song and reflections on the poems and songs of the Campbells of South Lochboisdale. The iconic Gaelic love song, A Pheigi a Ghraidh, is the best known of the Campbell family’s compositions but thanks to Jo MacDonald’s research, many previously unpublished poems and songs have been brought together in this new book. An evening not to be missed!  

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Railway Children Workshop

6th October 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Rothesay House, 1 Greenholm Road

Cumnock, KA18 1LH
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Railway Children Workshop For 5-8 years We are offering an exciting opportunity to explore the scenes from E. Nesbit’s much loved classic children’s book The Railway Children through the use of music and drama. Learn all about the characters from this classic story and blend together storytelling, music and drama to create your own mini stories – the perfect way to bring your imagination to life. Book at the library: 01290 427710

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£25

Future Libraries Hackathon

13th October 2016 @ 9:00 am - 16th October 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Codebase, 38 Castle Terrace
Edinburgh, Eh3 9HJ United Kingdom
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Libraries are reinventing themselves as digital spaces – a place where users can get together to communicate and create. Starting in Edinburgh on Thursday October 13th, the Future Libraries Hackathon will see multi-disciplinary teams of students, graduates and entrepreneurs work together to create technical prototypes of new products or services. The event will take place at CodeBase which is the largest technology incubator in the UK. For £25 participants have the opportunity to gain new skills, develop their career and…

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SLIC Board Meeting

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

20th October 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Glasgow City Hotel, Cambridge Street
Glasgow, G2 3HN United Kingdom
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The CILIP in Scotland Autumn Gathering returns in 2016 with a new venue in the centre of Glasgow. Last year's event in the Beardmore Hotel sold out quickly so if you are keen to join us please book using the link below to reserve your place. This year's programme features a number of inspiring sessions and speakers. Programme so far:  - Marc Lambert, CEO of Scottish Book Trust; - University of Aberdeen Librarian and Director Diane Bruxvoort discusses 'The library…

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HoPLS Meeting

25th October 2016
The Robertson Trust, Roberston House, 152 Bath Street
Glasgow, G2 4TB United Kingdom
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Quarterly meeting of the Heads of Public Libraries in Scotland Group.

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November 2016
€150

5th International Summit of the Book

2nd November 2016 @ 9:00 am - 3rd November 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Limerick Strand Hotel, Limerick, Ireland + Google Map

The International Summit of the Book will be held in Limerick, Ireland, starting on Wednesday 2nd November. The two-day event, which is now in its 5th year, has gained international recognition over the years – attracting speakers from across the world. The theme of the 2016 conference is: “Words are all we have. The Book: History, Knowledge & Technology. The Voyage”. A Library of Congress initiative, the annual Summit is viewed as a global meeting of minds to discuss and…

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SLIC Annual Showcase & AGM 2016

4th November 2016 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre, 354 Castlehill, Royal Mile
Edinburgh, EH1 2NE United Kingdom
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SLIC is 25 years old! Please join us to celebrate at our annual Showcase and AGM on Friday the 4th November. The venue is the fantastic Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre, conveniently situated on the Royal Mile, beside Edinburgh Castle. We are delighted that our Keynote speaker will be Dr Lesley Sawers, Executive Chair, GenAnalytics Ltd. There will also be presentations from the National Library of Scotland, Glasgow School of Art, the Scottish Poetry Library and Robert Gordon University. All organisations in membership…

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Free

Digital and Information Literacy Symposium

18th November 2016 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Scottish Government Office, Atlantic Quay
Glasgow, G2 8lu United Kingdom
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What does it mean to be information and digitally literate in Scotland today? This is the central question as more information and services move online. The Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) and The Right Information, the Scottish Information Literacy Community of Practice, are hosting a Digital and Information Literacy Symposium on Friday 18th November 2016 in Glasgow. Held at the Scottish Government Office, Atlantic Quay, the seminar will examine the relevance of digital and information literacy in relation to…

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December 2016

Digital Champions Meeting

8th December 2016 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Dundee Central Library, The Wellgate
Dundee, DD1 1DB United Kingdom
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This event was the quarterly meeting of our Digital Champions in Public Libraries Group.  

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March 2017
Free

Reading Hack Seminar

March 1
Edinburgh Central Library, 7-9 George IV Bridge
Edinburgh, EH1 1EG United Kingdom
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The Reading Hack Seminar

The Reading Agency is holding a special Reading Hack Seminar this March specifically designed for those who work with young people. The free event will take place in Edinburgh’s Central Library on Wednesday March 1st from 10.30am until 4pm and is being organised in partnership with both the Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) and Young Scot. Primarily aimed at Young People’s Leads and those in similar roles, the Hack will help library professionals develop their work and plan for…

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