Dear all


With apologies for cross-posting – the deadline for proposals for this year’s CDG Conference has been extended to 15th April.


Call for papers and workshops


Career Development Group Conference 2012
Together we are stronger

Wednesday 18th July 2012

Austin Court, Birmingham



Although the library and information sector continues to experience budget cuts, redundancies and de-professionalisation, we continue to recognise the wealth of innovative thinking and action, experience, knowledge and expertise within the profession.


For 2012 the Career Development Group Conference – Together we are stronger - aims to bring together innovative information professionals, whether they are new to the profession or have been in the profession for a number of years.


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


This is a call for papers to new professionals (those in the profession for 5 years or less) and established, experienced professionals to participate.

The main theme of the conference is ‘learning from each other and working together to develop a stronger and more effective information profession’ and we invite submissions for presentations of 20 minutes and workshops of 45 minutes covering aspects of this theme, such as:

There will be various prizes awarded to speakers, as voted for by delegates on the day.  A selection of papers will be published in Impact, the group’s journal.


Proposals ( maximum 300 words) must be submitted by 5pm Sunday 15th April 2012. Speakers should be aiming to fill approximately 20 minutes on the programme with their paper or 45 minutes if it is a workshop.

Proposals should be submitted via this form and emailed to [log in to unmask]

Authors of accepted proposals will be contacted by Friday 20th April 2012

Full papers must be submitted by Wednesday 4th July


Travel and Accommodation

The group will refund speaker travel fees up to a maximum of 150 for each presentation/workshop regardless of the number of speakers per session.  Please note you will need to pay for travel yourself and will be reimbursed shortly after the conference. Please keep your travel receipts for this purpose.   


If you require overnight accommodation the group will book a room on your behalf. Please note, that if you ask us to pay for a room and you later cancel and the group incurs a cost you will be asked to reimburse the group the cost of the room.



The organisers are happy to receive and respond to questions or comments. For further information please contact: [log in to unmask]