Category Archives: CPD

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.