PMLG & CDEG Conference 2017: Public Libraries for Social, Digital and Economic Inclusion

Chances for Life

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Fri, 13th Oct 2017 - 9:15am to Sat, 14th Oct 2017 - 4:30pm

'Early Bird' rates now extended to the end of September - for 'Late Birds!'

Public libraries are at the heart of their community. Libraries connect and empower excluded individuals. From supporting job seekers to providing social opportunities, the role the library plays for inclusion is profound and vital for personal and social prosperity.  This event explores future direction and best practice for inclusion.



· Nick Poole CILIP CEO- Opening Address

· British Library BIPC’s Nigel Spencer On Opportunities for Economic Inclusion

· Norfolk’s award winning ‘Healthy Libraries’ social wellbeing & inclusion

· Janene Cox OBE, On inclusion for Refugees and Asylum Seekers

· North Ayrshire’s award winning ‘Appiness’ and ‘DigiDabble’ projects

· A look at the Libraries Taskforce ‘Greater Prosperity’ Outcome by Liz White, BL Head of Strategy Development

· John Vincent of ‘The Network—Tackling Social Exclusion’

· SCL’s Digital Offer, Ayub Khan

· Plus Guest appearance from Charity Partners including: The Debt Councillors, RNIB and The Good Things Foundation.


Ten Tips for Engaging your Local Community

Redesigning Digital Services

Creating Your Own Maker Spaces

Digital Inclusion Initiatives

Signposting the Debt Crisis for Library Users

Open Data for All: Making & Using Open Data in Public Libraries


Plus large Exhibition of library partners and PMLG Awards Dinner

Yarnfield Park Training and Conference Centre

ST15 0NL Stone

United Kingdom

Tel: 01785762605