(Apologies for cross-posting)
Education for Change Ltd is pleased to announce a new series of seminars
aimed at senior librarians and information managers, intended to provide
briefing on important topics of current interest and opportunities for
debate. Many of the topics will be controversial and the series should
provide an opportunity for participants to contribute to policy formulation.
The seminars will be held at the Royal Overseas League in central London.
The first four events are:
22 January 1999
DIGITAL LIBRARIES: EMPOWERING STAFF FOR THE FUTURE
The Information Society is coming and the future is digital. But how are we
to get there and take our staff with us? This event will be based on the
BLRIC-funded research study "What Makes a Digital Librarian?" The evidence
may suggest to managers the need for a major attitude change. Not everyone
will welcome this message!
The seminar will last from 9.30am - 4.15pm and the speakers will be:
Julie Carpenter: Report on the outcomes of the DIGIT Project "What makes a
Martin Molloy, Chief Librarian, Derbyshire County Libraries: The impact on
public library staff of the recommendations of "Building the People's
Professor Andrew McDonald, University of Sunderland Information Services and
DIGIT partner: Staffing the academic library of the future
Margaret Wallis, School of Information Management, Universityof Brighton:
The LIS education perspective
There will be opportunity for questions/discussion throughout the day and
the session will end with a panel discussion/debate between Julie Carpenter,
Andrew McDonald & Ian Hunter (Gateshead MBC) representing the DIGIT
partners, and Martin Molloy and Margaret Wallis
8 February 1999
LONDON LIBRARY DEVELOPMENT AGENCY: THE WAY AHEAD
The Feasibility Report funded by The British Library's Research and
Innovation Centre (BLRIC) will be presented and debated. Will London
provide a model for other regions or will they need to find their own
salvation? This seminar will be of interest to senior staff and opinion
formers from all sectors of the profession and now receives added prominence
after the DCMS Comprehensive Spending Review. The seminar will be led by
Rob Davies, an EfC Director. Speakers will include other authors of the
Efc is pleased to announce that the next two seminars in the Policy Forum
series will be:
26 February 1999
e-COMMERCE: THE STRATEGIC IMPLICATIONS FOR LIBRARIES
Presented in association with Book Industry Communication, (BIC).
26 March 1999
CONNECTING TO THE GRID: THE ROLE OF LIBRARIES IN THE NATIONAL GRID FOR
This cross-sectoral seminar will be of interest both to senior librarians
and senior educationalists interested in contributing to the policy and
establishing the partnerships to ensure that libraries play an early and
effective part in turning the vision for the Grid into reality.
For more information and registration forms contact: Alison Walker, EfC,
United House, North Road, London N7 9DP, UK. Tel: +44 (0) 171 697 8881 Fax:
+44 (0) 171 697 8883 E-mail: [log in to unmask] Web:
Online registration is aslo available via the Web site.
Fee: The registration fee for each seminar will be £217.38 (£185 plus VAT at
17.5%) to include lunch, refreshments, all printed materials and an e-mail
summary of the main conclusions.
Education for Change Ltd
United House, North Road, London N7 9DP, UK
Tel +44 (0) 171 697 8881
Fax +44 (0) 171 697 8883