UKeiG's Annual General Meeting and 2018 Members' Day will be held at CILIP's headquarters in London on Tuesday 26th June 2018 - 10:30am to 5:00pm. (UKeiG members can attend the AGM between 1.45 pm and 2.15 pm for free. There is a small charge for attending the entire day. The event is also open to non-members.)

Presentations include:

*Using Geographic Information Systems' Data in Libraries (David Rowe)
*The Intelligent Library (James Clay)
*The CILIP Privacy Project (Jacqueline May)
*Wikipedia in the context of the information profession (John Lubbock)
*The CILIP Benevolent Fund (Richard Osborn)

Refreshments will be served on arrival, with lunch at 1 pm. There will be networking opportunities with drinks and canapés served at 4.15, with a 5 pm close.

David Rowe writes: 'My presentation will introduce trusted sources of GIS data that can be used to enhance our systems and data reporting, and help in creating services that can adapt to changing geographic needs. It will also cover how making our own data open can lead to it being discovered in new ways, and used in new contexts.'

'There's been plenty of hype over artificial intelligence and the internet of things,' says James Clay. 'It's time to put aside the cynicism that this kind of hype generates and look seriously at how we can take advantage of these emerging technologies to improve the student experience and build an intelligent library. Most smartphones now make use of artificial intelligence to make contextual recommendations based on an individual’s location and interests. Could libraries take advantage of this technology to push information and learning resources to students? If we could, it offers some interesting possibilities.'

Jacqueline May will update on the CILIP Privacy Project. 'Privacy and confidentiality have always been fundamental to CILIP’s Code of Ethics. Information professionals have to a certain extent been bypassed in the design and implementation of systems which collect and manage personal information. The purpose of this CILIP project is to find out how CILIP can best support and advise information and library workers, managers and leaders to ensure that the privacy of the personal data of users is protected. This session will give you a brief outline of the project, some key findings from the evidence and a brief look at the recommendations.'

John Lubbock, Communications Coordinator at Wikimedia UK, will present on the intersection of Wikipedia and libraries, the work of Wikimedia UK around the country, and how librarians can engage with that work.

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Upcoming UKeiG CPD courses for 2018 are listed at:



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