June 28th, 1.00-4.30pm.

Becoming a CPD Superhero
What can you easily do to keep up to date and broaden your horizons even if your time and resources are limited?  

This year the 2018 ALISS (Association of Librarians and Information Professionals in the Social Sciences) AGM will be held on June 28th at Coventry University, London

Coventry University London
University House
109-117 Middlesex Street
E1 7JF

It will focus upon innovative methods for CPD. Speakers from different sectors will offer their own insights and advice on what works in practice. The event aims to provide tips and advice which can easily be applied by information professionals in different settings at all stages in their careers.

Speakers Include:

Fran Porritt – Mentoring and CPD

“Becoming a mentor can improve your ability to develop and nurture your own staff while learning new ideas and approaches from other professionals” (CILIP, 2017)

Fran will talk about the benefits of cross-sectoral mentoring relationships and how this enhances your CPD activities, particularly with respect to the wider professional context.

Fran Porritt is the Academic Librarian, Social Sciences, Humanities and Law, Teesside University

Jo Wood – Connecting Professionals Digitally: how podcasting can connect and support information professionals globally

Jo Wood manages a remote library and information service for social workers. She qualified in 2006, Chartered in 2008 and is currently pursuing Fellowship. Jo produces the Librarians with Lives podcast and blog.

Katie Moore – CPD for the new professional. Where can newcomers to the profession (and those supporting them) look out for and create opportunities for development. Katie, will share her tips for getting ahead.
Katie Moore is the Trainee Liaison Librarian for Modern Languages and Education at the University of Reading

The afternoon will begin with a buffet lunch, the AGM followed by the main presentations and mid-afternoon refreshments.

To book contact Heather Dawson ALISS secretary