LEAN AND MEAN LIBRARY MACHINE
Doing more with less was a well-worn phrase even before the Comprehensive Spending Review was made public, but what does it really mean for university and college libraries? Come and share your own perspectives and hear about some practical solutions from:
• David Parkes (Associate Director for Learning Technology and Information Services - Staffordshire University) Examining and debating critical questions at this time of austerity, such as how does the library remain at the heart of an institution in times of rapid technological progress, serve a vibrant and diverse community, and create a new collegiality.
• Stuart Hunt (Data Services and Digital Production Manager - University of Warwick) Sharing experiences from Warwick in using products and techniques developed by Processfix to identify ways to streamline library practices and work more efficiently.
• Emma Cragg (Academic Support Librarian for Business, Management & Economics - University of Warwick) Reflecting on the impact of a reduction in library staff supporting an expanding Business School, talking about how the service has changed, how she manages the workload and what tools she uses to do this.
• Richard Wallis (Technology Evangelist - Talis) Investigating and considering established and emerging technologies, such as virtualisation and RFID, with the potential to deliver broad efficiencies in library services and processes.
Lean and Mean Library Machine is a half-day event, organised by CILIP UC&R Group West Midlands, taking place 12.30pm to 4.30pm on the afternoon of Thursday 9th December 2010 at the Lakeside Centre in Aston University, Birmingham.
Being lean and mean librarians ourselves, we’ve kept delegate rates down to a minimum – only £20 + VAT (£23.50) for CILIP members and £30 + VAT (£35.25) for non-members. The price includes lunch, sponsored by Talis, and afternoon refreshments. A free place is also available on a first-come, first-served basis for a student currently studying for a degree in library and information science or related discipline, in return for writing a short report of the event for publication.
An event booking slip is provided immediately below, and will also be made available, along with further event details, on the section website at http://www.cilip.org.uk/get-involved/special-interest-groups/ucr/divisions/west-midlands/pages/future.aspx
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To book a place on the event, please complete this slip and send it by post or email to:
Clare Langman - UC&R West Midlands Events Officer Information Specialist (Engineering and Life Sciences), Library and Information Services Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham B4 7ET
Tel: 0121 204 4513
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Please reserve __ places(s) on the UC&R West Midlands Section event "Lean and Mean Library Machine” on 9th December 2010.
Delegate details (if booking for more than one delegate, please provide details for all attendees)
Institututional or personal CILIP membership no. (if applicable):
Are you a UC&R member? Yes/No (delete as applicable)
Please indicate any special dietary and any sensory/physical requirements you may have:
Payment details (*select clearly one option)
*__ I enclose payment at the rate of £20 + VAT (£23.50) per CILIP member, £30 + VAT (£35.25) per non-member Cheques should be made payable to "West Midlands University College and Research Section"
*__ Please provide an invoice for the event fee (please give the name and address for the invoice to be sent below, if different from delegate details)
Purchase order no. (where relevant):
*__ I would like the free student place and understand that, if awarded, I will be required to provide a report of 500 to 750 words on the event for publication (provide course details below)
For event enquiries, please contact Clare Langman, details above. Bookings will be confirmed by email, with full joining instructions following. Maps and directions to the venue can be found at http://www.abs.aston.ac.uk/conferenceaston/directions.asp
Cancellations with less than 10 working days notice will be liable for the full event fee. UC&R West Midlands Section reserves the right to cancel an event should bookings be insufficient, with a full refund of event fees. Programme subject to change.