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Last #CILIPConf18 session! I have nearly made it. Sue Lacey-Bryant, Health Education England on AI our digital future.
85% of 16-75 year olds have a smartphone. More for 18-24 year olds. It is a digital future. Linklaters using chatbots to cover directional enquiries, freeing up time for the professionals.
Topol review - preparing the healthcare workforce to deliver the digital future - independent report for secretary of state for health care.
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#CILIPConf18: learning and information literacy - chaired by Rosie Jones, director of Library Services, Open University. With Sarah Lacey, consultant and trainer, Ruth Carlyle, Health Education England, & Jacqueline Geekie, Aberdeenshire libraries.
SP: there have been huge tsunamis of change in school education - changes to curriculum on literacy, numeracy, IT, KS3 English. Move away from independent learning.
SP: libraries were not mentioned in previous curriculum. Now there are 2 proper mentions, but they relate to English depts at KS3 reading for pleasure, not anywhere else.
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Last keynote of #CILIPConf18 - Guy Daines' Grexit. Retiring CILIP head of policy.
As a "policy wonk", conferences and reports are meat and drink. But most reports are never seen again.
Follett report - 1990 - HE institution libs unable to cope with growing numbers. Over 100 new building projects were funded. Special funding for technology and cross-institutional projects.
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#CILIPConf18 keynote: Helen Dodd on GDPR.
Head of data governance for Cancer research UK. 50mill supporters!! So lots of data, lots of PERSONAL data. Moved into an opt-in model.
Data and personal info is a currency. Means it's possible to build profiles of supporters and reach them.
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#CILIPConf18 professional registration cafe. Not just for librarians! All info pros. Showing you have a reliable skill set, a shortcut to having to justify it to future employers.
But also get more awareness of where you sit in the profession, share best practice, learn from others areas and people, become a better reflective professional.
What you did. What went well, what didn't, what you would do differently next time. Reflection is a key part of improving.
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#CILIPConf18 kicking off day 2 with Samira Ahmed speaking about the Windrush archive scandal.
Looking at some unusual libraries used for her research - Gram Library (BBC music and recordings), Science Museum library and archives.
Private school archives had fascinating insights into the education of girls over time.
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Last panel of the day (feeling it a bit now). #CILIPConf18: voice and vision: the importance of diversity in children's and YA literature.
Nadia Shireen - creator of picture books. Held a competition asking children to write a story where the main character shared their name. Wanted to encourage "diversity"
Diversity does not just mean "not white", it's class and gender and sexuality and disability and regionalism and education level.
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Next keynote, From advocacy to activism, @everylibrary, finding money to keep public libraries open.
They're American, but say austerity is similar to in the UK in terms of funding cuts. #CILIPConf18
In 2012, they asked, "do you want an org that's focused just on the money?" Library staff said "yes!" and donated money.
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Tips for networking with @JoWood04 - stressed out experiences of "networking" at a previous conferences - hiding in toilets, going for a walk outside. #canrelate #CILIPConf18
Did a big survey - 238 responses - 42% felt uncomfortable networking, but rated the actual experience higher than the idea of it. Only a third had something to do in the breaks to help facilitate. The worst situation was when people just had to make conversation during breaks.
Buddying/mentoring would be great in lots of conferences. Can reach out on hashtag.
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Next up: Sally Walker of Orkney Libraries, who won CILIP's Scotland Library & Info Profession 2017. #CILIPConf18
First day of first librarian job: looking out at the space, thinking "what do I do?" Can definitely relate.
Library conferences can actually really help with this, even if they seem scary!
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And we're off! Penny Young from the House of Commons #CILIPConf18
Core role of the library is to provide MPs with the info they need to do their job - 30k "enquiries" a year. These are confidential. But also produce publicly published briefings.
~180 staff, loads of subject specialists. Essential to be impartial and be seen to be impartial.
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