We were very happy to greet around 75 enthusiastic librarians and careers professionals from around the country to UCL on Friday 2nd Feb last week to the “On The Move: transitioning information skills into the workplace” event. We heard great talks by Marc Forster, Megan Wiley, Laura Brammar and Rosalind Kemp about their perspectives on workplace information literacy and had an opportunity to present our final report on the CILIP ILG-funded project.
Alison Hicks chaired us all very efficiently and provided helpful context and wrapping up, as well as an insightful Twitter commentary (#otmucldis).
There’ll be a full write-up in a forthcoming issue of Information Professional. If you’d like to keep posted on developments please follow our Twitter or follow this blog via the signup button nearby. We are grateful to the funders, all of the presenters, our helpers, and of course all the attendees and research participants.
Here’s the programme, with links to slides [pdf].
- 200pm onwards – registration, tea and coffee.
- 220pm Alison Hicks (Chair) – University College London (UCL) – Introduction and welcome.
- 230pm Marc Forster – University of West London Library – Information Literacy in the workplace: the experience of nurses.
- 300pm Megan Wiley – Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama / Coleg Brenhinol Cerdd a Drama Cymru – From the library to the workplace: how information professionals can support the development of employability skills.
- 330pm Rosalind Kemp and Laura Brammar – The Careers Group University of London – “We are the problem solvers and fixers”: identity, roles and development of HE careers information professionals.
- 400pm Charlie Inskip and Sophia Donaldson – University College London (UCL) – On The Move: transitioning information skills into the workplace.
- 450pm Alison Hicks – Wrap up.
- 500pm Close.
If you’d like a hard copy printout of the On The Move report (those cute animals will look nice on your wall) please email a quantity and postal address to firstname.lastname@example.org