We seem to be doing a round of CILIP Conferences this year. Next month I’ll be in Llandudno giving a keynote at CILIP Wales. The title of my talk is Copyright Education: the role of librarians. Bookings close on 4th May, and it’s an opportunity to spend two days by the sea in beautiful north Wales. I’m also looking forward to catching with with Paul Pedley who will be speaking about library privacy.
The following month Chris and I will be giving a joint keynote at CILIP Scotland in Dundee (5-6 June). We were delighted to be asked to do this and are planning on doing something a bit different after seeing Donna Lanclos and Dave White’s joint keynote at ALT-C last year, and Alex Moseley and Nic Whitton’s joint keynote at LILAC 2016. We’re not giving anything away, but the last two talks we gave required us to use health and safety equipment (all in the name of research!).
And then in July we’ll be heading to Manchester for the main CILIP conference. It’s going to be another opportunity for me to see Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress speak (I heard her last month in Baltimore at ACRL) and we’re going to be running an abridged version of Copyright the Card game in the afternoon of Wednesday 5th July. Early bird booking for the CILIP Conference closes on Friday 28th April, so do book quickly to secure your place! Last year’s conference at Brighton was a lot of fun and there were some fantastic engaging speakers.