Thursday, 8 March 2012

Newsletter Archive: March 2012

News from CILIP London Branch - March 2012

In this month’s newsletter we review the AGM and the recent 'Writing for Publication' course, look ahead to upcoming events, introduce a new group dedicated to LIS networking and CPD, and continue our series of CILIP in London committee member profiles.

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CILIP London Branch was delighted to share its AGM with ILIG, and the whole event passed off smoothly. You can read a write-up over on The Extraordinary Law Library blog

Phil Bradley's talk was recorded for us by Richard Hawkins, and the recording is available via the CILIP London blog

Phil's slides are also available via slideshare

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Writing for Publication
Event report by Jo Alcock, Evidence Base (Birmingham City University)

I attended the joint CILIP in London/LIRG Writing for Publication workshops with the aim of getting myself organised and motivated to publish some of my research findings and the projects I have worked on.

I chose to attend both workshops - the first gave an overview of different topics around writing for publication, and the second gave an opportunity to get feedback on our plans for writing. I picked up lots of useful tips from the first session including advice on writing style, solutions to common barriers experienced, information on the peer review process and guidance on how to choose an appropriate place to publish*. The second session involved us working in groups to discuss our own ideas for publications, and critiquing a paper based on peer review criteria. The critique exercise was really useful and I hope we can learn from that and apply it to our own writing.

The two workshops complemented each other really well, and having homework between them (reading the article for critique and planning our own article to write) gave us all a deadline to work towards which many of us found useful, with time being one of the biggest hurdles to overcome. I came out of the second session with a clear action plan and hope to be able to put this in motion soon. This article is the first step, but now I have lots of other ideas to plan and write!

*See my blog post for more details about the first workshop:

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What’s on in London?

We continue to update our Google Calendar of library and information events in London -

If you prefer to receive your updates automatically you can sign up to the RSS feed and follow @ciliplndn on Twitter.

Contributors are welcome, so if you want the details of your event to reach a wide London-based audience, please get in touch

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New venue for CILIP in London evening meetings

As mentioned previously, we have decided to relocate our evening meetings, and to hold them on different days of the week in order to make it easier for more people to come along.

Meetings will continue to follow the same informal format - a talk by a leading professional, followed by questions and time for networking over a light buffet.

Our next meeting will be held at our brand new north London venue, The Square, 26 Tolmers Square, London, NW1 2PE. The Square is a traditional pub, conveniently situated close to Euston Square and Warren Street underground stations.

Details of the topic and speaker for our next meeting will be available via the calendar shortly, as will dates for future 2012 meetings, so please keep a close eye on

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ILIG International Conference on Copyright: A dialogue between library and information professionals and the publishers

24th May 2012, 10.00-16.30 at CILIP, 7 Ridgmount Street, London, WC1E 7AE

ILIG Member £50 + 20% VAT = £60
CILIP Member £65 + 20% VAT = £78
Non-CILIP Member £80 + 20% VAT = £96
Unwaged £25 + 20% VAT = £30

For more details and booking information please see the ILIG website

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LIS Network

Launched in December 2011, the Network is the brainchild of Kathy Ennis and Susie Kay and is intended to provide low-cost networking, training and coaching to library and information professionals at all career stages. In their own words:

"For new professionals this is an opportunity to find assistance and guidance; for seasoned professionals this is a way to find like-minded others; and for all some career and life enhancing advice and skills will be on offer each month."

Meetings take place from 6-8pm on the first Thursday of every month, and the current programme includes a fascinating range of topics - for more information and booking please see

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CILIP Future Skills Project

CILIP is currently undertaking a review of the Body of Professional Knowledge and qualifications framework. The first round of consultation has now closed, but you can find out more about the project and take part in future consultations via

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Meet the committee

This month we would like to introduce three of our newer committee members, Rachel Adams, Meghan Jones and Elly O'Brien:

Rachel is an Information Officer at the law firm, Clifford Chance LLP, where she specialises in legal and financial information provision, knowledge management and training. She has worked in the legal information sector for nearly five years and has previously had stints in public, academic and government libraries. She joined the CILIP in London committee last autumn (her first committee!) and is an active participant in the London Information & Knowledge Exchange (LIKE). She drinks an awful lot of tea.

Meghan is an information professional at large (at the time of writing) who has worked in legal, corporate and health libraries and has worn many different hats over the last 6 years. Previously a Knowledge Officer at Arup, she can be found wrangling the various technical issues of various committees but has been a member of the London Branch since 2011.

Elly is an Information Specialist at Bazian Ltd who specialise in providing high quality evidence to inform healthcare decisions. She is a new CILIP in London committee member, having previously been involved in a number of committees and co-chair of the London Health Libraries Group for Clinical Librarians and Information Skills Trainers (CLIST).

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1 comment:

  1. I would like to give 5 star for your knowledge sharing, I would be waiting for more in future

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