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CILIP Conference 2022 – Day 2

Back at the Liverpool Exhibition Centre for the second day at CILIP Conference, starting with a really thought-provoking keynote from Prof Jacqueline McGlade talking about sustainable development and knowledge systems.

Librarians rule!

The takeaway message for me was that we need to map our networks and reimagine what we mean by beloning. Prof McGlade quoted Simone Weil, ‘To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.’

Morning sessions included a workshop on Censorship and Intellectual Freedom – a follow up to Thursday afternoon’s collaboration session, and a session on evidencing impact using the IFLA Storytelling Manual.

After lunch and a quick speed dating session of the Member Networks, there was a really great workshop on allyship led by John Vincent and Shirley Yarwood Jackson. We looked at what makes a good ally, what the barriers are, and what support is needed to overcome them. There was a really supportive environment, focused on the importance of standing in the gap in support of minority groups and recognising that EDI is not a tick box exercise but a journey, not a destnation. Sadly we also need to realise that progress made is being eroded.

The final session was a celebration from CILIP President Kate Robinson, highlighting that our strength is in our community, and #WeAreCILIP.  Our bursary winner Hannah was invited on stage to say what CILIP membership has given her as she has turned an empty classroom into a library that is at the heart of the school.

Keeping connected and keeping learning have been the main messages throughout Conference this year as we recover from Covid. Removing barriers and widening participation through CILIP Pathways and Apprenticeships is really important, and I’m really keen to help school librarians gain academic and professional qualifications that will bring them in to the wider library and information profession.

A great two days, and a lot to take in, but fantastic to feel part of a wider community.  As Hannah says, ‘Librarians rule!’ #WeAreCILIP.

Join today and be part of the wider profession #WeAreCILIP

CILIP Conference 2022

Nick and Charlotte from the SLG Committee and Hannah, our bursary winner, are excited to be a this year’s CILIP Conference and Expo on 7+8 July at Liverpool Exhibition Centre.

Come and see us on our stand where we will be talking about the work that we have been doing to promote school libraries and school librarians as we recover from lockdown. We have an exciting programme of webinars to support CPD and professional registration, and we can let you know about our SLG Conference 2023!

If you can’t be there this year, we will be tweeting throughout the two days as library and information professionals from all sectors will be sharing their experiences and knowledge. You can follow us @CILIPSLG #CILIPConf22.

This year’s focus is on how libraries can approach the challenges of the climate crisis, tackle misinformation and censorship, explore equalities, diversity and inclusion, as well as the consultation around CILIP’s new Intellectual Freedom policy.

Don’t forget to come and say hello!

CILIP Conference 2022 Bursary Offer

CILIP SLG are delighted to be able to offer one full delegate place at this year’s CILIP Conference + Expo 2022, with one night’s free accommodation as a bursary place.

CILIP Conference + Expo

The CILIP Conference + Expo 2022 is taking place at the Liverpool Exhibition Centre on Thursday 7th and Friday 8th July and is one of the largest and most eagerly anticipated events in the library and information sector. For the first time in three years, the event will be in person, and we will be taking advantage of all the benefits of meeting face-to-face. The sessions will encourage free-flowing conversations, collaborations with like-minded professionals, the sharing of ideas and experiences, as well as being packed with practical tips and inspiring presentations.

CILIP Conference + Expo brings together around 500 professionals from across the sector to share experiences, knowledge and expertise. The keynote speakers include Professor Jacqueline McGlade, Sayf Al Ashqar, and Vanessa Kisuule. The programme is being finalised but you can see an outline of the session content here. Keep up to date by following @CILIPConf22

CILIP SLG will have a stand in the Exhibition Hall, so please come and say hello, find out about our event schedule and see you can get involved with our projects.

CILIP SLG Bursary Offer

Our sponsored bursary offer is for:

  • 1 x complimentary full conference delegate place* with 1 nights’ accommodation at the Jury’s Inn for a member of CILIP Schools Libraries Group.

    * a full conference delegate place includes attendance at both days of the conference (Thursday and Friday), access to all sessions, refreshment breaks and lunches and ticket to drinks reception on July 7.  Travel to and from the Conference will not be included.

How to apply

To submit your application for the bursary place, the criteria is as follows:

  • We expect you to write a piece for our magazine, School Libraries in View (SLiV) about your conference experience of approximately 800-1000 words. SLiV will be published in October 2022, deadline for your copy will be August 31, 2022.
  • We expect you be active on social media, and you will be tweeting from the Conference, including @CILIPSLG in your tweets.  Please include your twitter name in your application.
  • Please send your application to Chair.slg@cilip.org.uk containing the following information:  Your name, name of your school, Your CILIP number, and why you feel that attending Conference will benefit you and your school. 

Applications to be received by Friday, April 22 2022.

We are particularly interested to receive applications from members who have never been to the CILIP Conference + Expo before, and who wouldn’t ordinarily be able to go.  This will be an excellent chance for Chartership candidates to enhance their applications.

Alternatively, Early Bird discounts are available until May 27, and you can book these directly on the cilipconference.org.uk website. Remember to log in to the CILIP website before booking so that it recognises your membership status and offers you the correct delegate rate.