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Professional Identity [Ref: TG1/PROF]

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Date(s) - 17/11/2017
1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

British Library


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 After last years’ successful workshop on professional identity we explored the messages we give out personally and professionally through our self and corporate branding and our digital and physical footprint.

This year we have shifted the focus to how library staff can gain confidence and professional development through the portrayal of superhero roles and gain a greater understanding of the impact, challenges and opportunities digital literacies and scholarship are offering students, researchers and professions alike.

Our speakers will explore digital literacy, changing work skills and roles in the library sector, CILIP’s role in offering professional development tools to keep abreast of these changes and the rise of digital scholarship and its challenges and opportunities for library professionals and their service users alike.


13.30 – 14.00 Registration and refreshments
14.00 – 14.10 Welcome, introduction and housekeeping
14.10 – 14.40


Building a confident professional self-image: the librarian superhero comic characters

Wendy Morris, Librarian, Kingston University

Greg Bennett, University of Essex
14.40 – 15.00


She blinded me with library science – gender roles and representation in comic literature

Evan Hayles-Gladhill, British Library reference specialist, arts & humanities

15.00 – 15.30


Refreshments and networking:  show and tell display of BL comics in social science reading room
15.30 – 16.00


Developing digital literacies in the workplace for librarians and service users

Charlie Inskip, UCL Lecturer in library and information sciences

16.00 – 16.30


Developing a digital scholarship training programme for staff

Stella Wisdom, British Library Digital Curator

16.30 – 16.50

Role of CILIP and professional development tools for filling the digital skills gap

Heather Taylor, CILIP Development Officer (Members)

16.50 – 17.00 Q & As: Panel discussion and round up

Venue  Eliot Room, British Library, 96 Euston Road, 

£60.00  members and £85.00 for other institutions. Light refreshments are included in this price.

Cancellations less than one week before the event will be charged a 50% cancellation fee. In the event of a ‘no-show’ on the day, the full fee will be charged.

To book a place please use our online booking form.


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