Category Archives: CPD

CIG Membership Benefit: Discount on Library Juice Academy Online Training for Librarians.

CIG has negotiated a 20% discount for members wishing to enrol on any of the online courses offered by Library Juice Academy.

There is a range of professional development workshops for librarians and other library staff, focusing on practical topics to build new skills.

Courses of interest to CIG members include:

  • Cataloguing
  • Dewey Decimal Classification
  • Library of Congress Classification
  • Authority Control
  • Linked Data
  • RDF
  • JSON-LD
  • XML
  • SPARQL

Emphasis is on student interaction with instructors and with each other, supported by a variety of class assignments and reading materials. Furthermore, the instructors are librarians and LIS faculty who have developed specialised knowledge in the subjects they teach.

Workshops are taught asynchronously, so you can participate as your own schedule allows, within a four or six-week period. There is also permanent access to course materials and assignment marks.

*To obtain the CIG Membership discount code please email: CIGcommittee@gmail.com

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Thinking about classification: a CILIP CIG workshop

Date: June 28, 2017

Where: CILIP HQ

Classification is a fundamental part of library and information work, but rarely gets the same attention as its cataloguing cousin.  Not only does classification tell us where to place a physical or electronic resource, it also organises knowledge itself.  This workshop offers an opportunity to think about and discuss the broad concerns of classification theory and practice, without focusing on any one particular scheme.

Each session will offer an equal quantity of talks and hands-on activities, including “Classification speed-dating”, “Classification elevator pitches”, “Classification scheme ethical analysis” and “Reclassification group problem-solving”.

Guest speakers include Prof. Vanda Broughton (Emeritus Professor, UCL) and Dr Aida Slavic (Editor-in-chief, UDC). The workshop will be led by Deborah Lee (Senior Cataloguer, Courtauld Institute of Art, and PhD student, City, University of London) and Anastasia Kerameos (Serials & e-Resources Librarian, BFI).

We are delighted to be able to offer two sponsored places.  For further details, including application deadlines, the programme, fees and to book please visit  https://www.cilip.org.uk/cataloguing-indexing-group/events/thinking-about-classification.

Informed Peer Recognition Award

The Informed Peer Recognition Award is seeking volunteer judges to participate in the inaugural award.  No special experience or knowledge is required, and colleagues from across the information professions are encouraged to apply to take part in the judging process. In particular, they would like to invite participants from the public sector, school, and specialist library areas, to try and ensure a good mix of professional experience and knowledge in the judging teams.
If you are looking for a way to become more involved with professional activities, then this could be an excellent CPD opportunity.  Training and administrative support will be provided to all judges, and more detailed information on the judging process and stages is available here and here.  FAQs on other elements of the process, including planned timescales, are available on the Informed website here.
 
Applications to take part in the judging process can be made via a simple expression of interest sent to nominations@theinformed.org.uk , by the 3rd of October, 2016.