**Apologises for cross posting** 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 http://www.cilip.org.uk/get-involved/special-interest-groups/careerdevelopment/cdg-benefits/events/Pages/national-conference-2011programme.aspx For any enquiries please email [log in to unmask] 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.