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Bursaries for CILIP Conference 2017

CILIP Conference 2017, 5-6 July, Manchester

The CIG committee is pleased to announce that there are two bursaries on offer for our members to attend the CILIP Conference 2017. This year’s event promises to be great so get those applications in!

We are also pleased to announce that there will be a CIG stand at this year’s conference so do drop by and say hello to our committee representatives. They are looking forward to meeting you and answering any questions you may have about our group.

Why you should attend

“This is an amazing opportunity to connect with library professionals around the globe, to generate ideas and build relationships. When librarians get together, something great happens.”
Dr Carla D. Hayden, Librarian of Congress and CILIP Conference 2017 keynote speaker

The CILIP Conference brings together 600 library and information professionals for two days of knowledge sharing, discussion, debate and networking opportunities. The conference aims to leave you feeling inspired and passionate about the work that we do as a profession.

This year’s programme focuses on the key areas impacting our profession; from technology to policy, and social justice to learning. These sessions will sit alongside a dedicated strand focusing on “Your Career” which will offer help, advance and the tools you need for all stages of your career, and a brand new strand – the “Creative Hub” – working with Manchester Library Services.

To keep up to date on conference developments, follow @CILIPConf17 and #CILIPConf17 and visit the conference website, cilipconference.org.uk.

Bursary options

CILIP bursary

CILIP is pleased to offer CIG members a bursary place for this event. The bursary includes access to both days of the conference, lunch, refreshments and all sessions. It also includes a ticket to the evening reception at the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) and one nights’ accommodation at Motel One, both on Wednesday 5 July 2017. In addition, CIG will cover travel costs for up to £100.

CIG sponsored place

CIG is pleased to offer a sponsored place for this event. The sponsorship covers the registration fee, one night’s accommodation at Motel One and travel costs for up to £100. The registration fee includes access to both days of the conference, lunch, refreshments and all sessions. It also includes a ticket to the evening reception at MOSI.

How to apply

Applicants must be CIG members (though CILIP membership is not required), and the application (ca. 200 words) should demonstrate why they would like to attend, how they would use their attendance to highlight or promote CIG’s area of interest, and if/why they would not be able to attend without CIG sponsorship. We would like the sponsored delegate to write a report/summary to be publicised on the CIG blog and/or journal.

Please submit your application to the Honorary Secretary Emily Bogie, e.berrisford@sheffield.ac.uk by 11 April 2017.

Applicants will be notified whether they have been successful by 18 April 2017.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to get in touch, cigcommittee@gmail.com.

For further information see: https://www.cilip.org.uk/cataloguing-indexing-group/news/bursaries-cilip-conference-2017

Alan Jeffreys Award Winner Announced

CIG and CIGS are pleased to announce that the Alan Jeffreys Award 2015 has been awarded to Fred Guy. Fred has been awarded the prize:

“For being a stalwart for the development and advocacy of librarians throughout his career and particularly for cataloguing and indexing professionals in Scotland since the mid-1980s. Fred has been an active committee member of CIGS since 1988 and has served as both Secretary and Vice Chair with distinction, enabling it to become one of the most active and prominent special interest groups in Scotland”.

The Alan Jeffreys Award is a fitting tribute to his long standing commitment and service to the profession and CIG would like to take this opportunity to wish Fred a long and happy retirement.

Call for Nominations – Alan Jeffreys Award

CIG invite nominations for the Alan Jeffreys Award.

Established in 1996, in memory of a former chairman of the group who died two years earlier, the Alan Jeffreys Award recognises those who have made significant contributions to the understanding and development of cataloguing, indexing and related fields of librarianship.
The recipient of the award should have made a substantive contribution to the development, teaching or practice of cataloguing or indexing. Nominations should provide evidence of exceptional achievement in one or more of the following categories:

– Teaching or Professional Development
– Leadership in a changing environment
– Delivery of a project

Evidence should include assessment of the impact the nominee has had. This may include, but is not limited to, improved access to collections; academic performance or efficiencies. Nominations should be sent to the Honorary Secretary, esther.arens@gmx.de, until 15 August 2015. They will be evaluated by the CIG committee; nominees are excluded from the evaluation process.

CIG Annual Bursary – Deadline Extended

The CILIP Cataloguing & Indexing Group intends to support research, best practice, and professional development in the field of metadata, cataloguing, classification, indexing, and the technology for these areas with an annual bursary of up to £500. CIG also wants to help disseminate the outcomes of any sponsored projects or activities.

Purpose: The CILIP Cataloguing & Indexing Group intends to support research, best practice, and professional development in the field of metadata, cataloguing, classification, indexing, and the technology for these areas with an annual bursary of up to £500. CIG also wants to help disseminate the outcomes of any sponsored projects or activities.

Conditions: This bursary is intended for future or ongoing projects (i.e. not awarding past achievements) where no other funds are available. It is available to CIG members. Candidates are expected to report on their results/findings/output etc. to the CIG committee; these reports are to be published in the group’s journal, members’ newsletter, and/or blog. If the report or results are otherwise published, the support from CIG Annual Bursary should be acknowledged. The bursary is not intended for primary professional training (e.g. library school fees). Depending on the suitability of applications, the bursary may be split or not awarded.

Application: The bursary will be announced at least four weeks in advance of its deadline which shall be 31st May 2015; the candidates will be informed of the outcome within another four weeks. Applications should be submitted to the CIG Chair/Secretary and should include:

  • A covering letter of application
  • Details of how the bursary will be spent i.e.
    • a description of the aims & objectives of the project or activity
    • how it will contribute to the professional development of individuals or generally to CIG’s field of interest (not more than 500 words)

A supporting statement from anyone in the wider library profession is optional.

Decision: The panel of judges for the CIG Annual Bursary will be comprised of three persons:

  • CIG Chair or CIG committee member nominated by the Chair
  • Professional academic, invited by the committee
  • Professional practitioner or other expert in the field, invited by the committee

Payment: Payment will be made to the successful applicant(s) by cheque or electronic bank transfer, at a time determined by the judging panel. The panel may impose conditions, such as proof of expenses, that have to be fulfilled before the full sum is paid out.

Bursaries for CILIP conference 2015 – “Connect. Debate. Innovate”

CIG is pleased to offer two sponsored places (one funded by CILIP and one funded by CIG) to this year’s CILIP Conference, held on 2-3 July 2015 in Liverpool. The conference will feature high profile speakers and cover a diverse programme around the four main themes:  Information management, Information literacy and digital inclusion, Demonstrating value, and Digital futures and technology. 

The bursaries include the delegate fee for both conference days, accommodation at Z Hotels on Thursday 2 July, attendance to the drinks reception at The Museum of Liverpool (also on Thursday 2 July), and travel expenses of up to £50.

Applicants must be CIG members (please note that CILIP membership is required for one place). We would like the sponsored delegates to attend at least one session related to cataloguing, classification, metadata etc., and write a report/summary to be publicised on our blog and/or journal.  Your application should demonstrate why you would like to attend, how you would use your attendance to highlight or promote CIG and why you would not be able to attend without CIG sponsorship.

Please send your application to Helen.Doyle@nortonrosefulbright.com by 17th April 2015. Applications will be judged by members of the CIG committee and candidates notified by 15 May 2015

CIG Annual Bursary

We are pleased to announce our recently launched annual bursary. Full details can be found below. Best of luck to all applicants!

Purpose: The CILIP Cataloguing & Indexing Group intends to support research, best practice, and professional development in the field of metadata, cataloguing, classification, indexing, and the technology for these areas with an annual bursary of up to £500. CIG also wants to help disseminate the outcomes of any sponsored projects or activities.

Conditions: This bursary is intended for future or ongoing projects (i.e. not awarding past achievements) where no other funds are available. It is available to CIG members. Candidates are expected to report on their results/findings/output etc. to the CIG committee; these reports are to be published in the group’s journal, members’ newsletter, and/or blog. If the report or results are otherwise published, the support from CIG Annual Bursary should be acknowledged. The bursary is not intended for primary professional training (e.g. library school fees). Depending on the suitability of applications, the bursary may be split or not awarded.

Application: The bursary will be announced at least four weeks in advance of its deadline which shall be 31st October; the candidates will be informed of the outcome within another four weeks. Applications should be submitted to the CIG Chair/Secretary and should include:

  • A covering letter of application
  • Details of how the bursary will be spent i.e.
    • a description of the aims & objectives of the project or activity
    • how it will contribute to the professional development of individuals or generally to CIG’s field of interest (not more than 500 words)

A supporting statement from anyone in the wider library profession is optional.

Decision: The panel of judges for the CIG Annual Bursary will be comprised of three persons:

  • CIG Chair or CIG committee member nominated by the Chair
  • Professional academic, invited by the committee
  • Professional practitioner or other expert in the field, invited by the committee

Payment: Payment will be made to the successful applicant(s) by cheque or electronic bank transfer, at a time determined by the judging panel. The panel may impose conditions, such as proof of expenses, that have to be fulfilled before the full sum is paid out.

 

Alan Jeffreys Award

CILIP Cataloguing and Indexing Group (CIG) invites nominations for the Alan Jeffreys Award.

The Alan Jeffreys Award is made by the Cataloguing & Indexing Group Committee in memory of Alan Jeffreys, the former Chairman of the Group, who died in 1994.

The recipient of the award should have made a substantive contribution to the development, teaching or practice of cataloguing or indexing.

Nominations should provide evidence of exceptional achievement in one or more of the following categories:

· Teaching or Professional Development

· Leadership in a changing environment

· Delivery of a project

Evidence should include assessment of the impact the nominee has had. This may include, but is not limited to, improved access to collections; academic performance or efficiencies.

The award is made annually. The recipient receives a framed certificate and will also win a complimentary registration to the next CIG Conference (or a CPD event of their choice).

Nominations should be sent to the CIG Chair: Robin Armstrong Viner, c/o Information Services, Templeman Library, University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NU (r.armstrong-viner@kent.ac.uk) by 5th September 2014.

Please include the name and affiliation(s) of the nominee(s), together with a short indication of why they are being nominated.