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CILIP Career Development Group UK National Conference

The Practical Professional 

This year’s CDG National Conference will be held at Future Inns, Bristol on Monday 21st November 2011 and features varied presentations from LIS professionals around the themes of ‘Becoming a career chameleon’ and ‘Making a splash – how you developed your service’. 

Presentations will include:    

Changing sectors – developing skills and experience
Amanda Poulton
We’re not in Kansas anymore – a case study of Manchester Health Information and Resources Library’s move into a new organisation under the NHS restructure, and how the library is evolving in a changing and challenging landscape
Emily Hopkins
I didn’t know you did that
Jo Myhill
Negotiating the scramble net: the library professional in their 20s, 30s, 40s
Gil Young, Emily Hopkins and Tracey Pratchett
Librarians and social media – it’s not about ‘friends’ anymore (and never was)
Phil Bradley
Compromise versus integrity: practical tips on how to be a career chameleon 
Katie Burn and Kirsty Whitehead
Think Big: investing in your professional and career development 
David Clover
Knowledge Management for Librarians: how to become one and why you probably already are 
Katherin Schopflin
Being useful: services for university researchers 
Miggie Pickton
Every flavour career beans: sector changes and career development in libraries 
Lizz Jennings
Come along and be inspired by an exciting range of speakers, all of whom were selected from a call for papers which resulted in a large number of inspiring applications.  

We will also be running a ‘Speed Networking’ session after lunch so please bring your business cards with you!     

Delegate fees (including lunch and refreshments): 

CDG members                          £90 + VAT (or £75 + VAT if booked by the 4th November) 
Non CDG members                   £105 + VAT (or £90 + VAT if booked by the 4th November)
Students/Unwaged                  £40 + VAT 

All bookings (apart from students/unwaged) received by the 4th Nov will receive an ‘Early Bird’ discount.

 The full programme and booking details are available at  

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This conference is organised by the Career Development Group, a special interest group of CILIP: The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals.

There will be a prize for the best paper, as voted for by delegates on the day, and a selection of papers will be published in Impact, the group’s journal.