CILIP Rare Books and Special Collections Group: New Professionals Day

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Thu, 2nd Nov 2017 - 11:00am to 5:00pm

The John Rylands Library, University of Manchester – Christie Room. Thursday, 2 November 2017

A day event aimed at those new to the world of rare books and special collections.This event will be of interest to students and newly qualified professionals; established librarians who have found themselves responsible for special collections; and anyone interested in finding out more about this aspect of the profession.

£10 for CILIP members and £15 for non-members.


11.10 Coffee & registration

11.20 - 11.30 Introduction & welcome - Jenny Higham (Special Collections & Archives Manager, University of Liverpool)

11.30 – 12.30 Unique and Distinctive Librarians? Building skills for the 21st century - Alison Cullingford (Special Collections Librarian, University of Bradford)

12.30 – 13.00 Getting started in Special Collections: a new professional’s perspective – Joanna Baines (Senior Library Assistant: Special Collections & Archives, University of Kent)

13.00 – 13.45 Lunch

13.45 - 14.15 Working in a national library - Adrian Edwards (Lead Curator, Printed Historical Sources, British Library)

14.15 – 14.45 Independent libraries and not-so-special collections – Louisa Yates (Director of Collections & Research, Gladstone’s Library)

14.45 – 15.15 Special collections: a HE perspective – Jane Gallagher (Special Collections Librarian (Rare Books and Digital Humanities), John Rylands Library, University of Manchester)

15.15 – 15.45 Roundup & tea

15.45 Tour of the John Rylands Library and exhibition - Julianne Simpson (Rare Books & Maps Manager, John Rylands Library, University of Manchester)

The John Rylands Library

150 Deansgate
M3 3EH

United Kingdom