CityLIS Events 17/18

This page shows key dates for the 17/18 academic year, in the Department of Library & Information Science, CityLIS.

It also lists the CityLIS ‘AfterHours’ Research Seminar series. These events are open to all, and free to attend. AfterHours events normally run from around 17.00 – 18.30, on Mondays, during term time.

If you need any further information, please contact Lyn Robinson [lyn@city.ac.uk]

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28th September: CityLIS 17/18 Induction Class. Room: ELG05 Time: 13.00-16.00

2nd October: 17/18 Term 1 Scheduled Teaching commences

16th October: AfterHours “Everything is a Remix” Dom Pates

This workshop explores the notion of the remix, both as a concept and as a mode of cultural production. The event will include the opportunity to build-your-own-remix, using online digital libraries and non-specialist software.

Room: ELG05
Time: 17.00-18.30

Bio: Dom Pates is an Educational Technologist at City’s Learning Enhancement and Development department. He is also a creator of multimedia digital works and co-manages an online radio station.

23rd October: AfterHours “Opening moves in higher education: from access to social justice?” Leo Haverman

This session ties in with Open Access Week, which provides us with an opportune moment to reflect on the Open Education movement as currently constituted and how it has emphasised the goal of opening up access to digital information. This presentation will connect today’s educational openness with some of its historical, pre-digital roots, and consider what, beyond access, being ‘open’ stands for. The session will consist of part presentation and part interactive workshop.

Room: C307
Time: 17.00-18.30

Bio: Leo Havemann is a Learning Technologist at Birkbeck, University of London and a Postgraduate Researcher at the Open University’s Institute of Educational Technology.

30th October: AfterHours “Making space for stories” Ian Rodwell

Storytelling within organisations is a valuable sensemaking activity. It helps people learn, share what they know and build trust. However, there has been little research on the spaces that encourage and stimulate the most effective storytelling. It is my assumption that marginal (or liminal) spaces (cafes, kitchens, corridors, hotels, bars, journeys to and from work) are critical.  If that assumption is proved valid, it may cause us to see these neglected and overlooked spaces in a new light with implications for the way we work; the way we design space; and the way we support knowledge sharing.  This interactive workshop will explore how we all use stories and encourage us to look at the spaces around us in a – hopefully! – new light.

Room: C307
Time: 17.00-18.30

Bio: Ian Rodwell is Head of Client Knowledge and Learning at the global law firm, Linklaters. He is also currently undertaking doctoral research in the Department of Library & Information Science here at City, on the role of liminal space in organisational storytelling. Ian’s research interests can be tracked via his blog at www.liminalnarratives.com (@liminalnarrate).

6th November – 10th November: Reading Week

6th-7th November: CityLIS Symposium  “DocPerform 2: New Technologies”

13th November: AfterHours “Exploring the Humanities Commons” Mariana Ou

In this session we will explore together the Humanities Commons website as gateway to discuss humanities practices in the Internet. We will take a look at Creative Commons licenses, scholarly publishing trends, digital repositories and more.

Room: C307
Time: 17.00-18.30

Bio: Mariana Ou was an architect in Sao Paulo, Brazil before coming to London in 2016 to pursue her MSc in Library Science from City, University of London. She has just submitted her dissertation on digital archiving of oral histories.

15th November: CityLIS Open Evening “A Career in Librarianship or Information Science” Lyn Robinson

Session running as part of wider Postgraduate Open Evening at City, University of London. This presentation will look at the content of our master’s degrees, Library Science and Information Science, the practicalities of studying at CityLIS, and the sort of careers our graduates go on to. Presentation and Q&A between 17.30-18.30, followed by informal queries and networking with teaching team, current students and alumni. For anyone thinking about studying Library or Information Science. All Welcome. Please register.

Room: AG03
Time: 5.30-6.30

Bio: Lyn Robinson is Head of Library & Information Science at City, University of London. She is also Programme Director for the Library School.

20th November: AfterHours “Turning Over an Old Leaf: Working in Rare Books and Special Collections” David Baker

In this session we will explore the world of rare books and special collections librarianship. We will take a look at what sets rare books and special collections material apart from other kinds of information resource, and think about what influence this has on collection management, cataloguing, access, and the skillset expected of the modern rare books librarian.

Room: C307
Time: 17.00-18.30

Bio: David Baker is a Cataloguer (Books & Manuscripts) for the Royal Collection Trust. He is also in his second year of a part-time MSc in Library Science at City, University of London, having previously worked as a Graduate Trainee at The Warburg Institute Library, London.

27th November: AfterHours “Evaluating the Impact of Erasmus + Projects” Jerald Cavanagh

In this session we will delve into and explore European Union (EU) Erasmus + projects, particularly those focused on the Capacity Building in the Field of Higher Education (CBHE) funding programme which supports the modernisation, accessibility and internationalisation of higher education in non-EU programme countries.  Jerald will outline his extensive work on projects over a 10 year period, focused on various fields such as academic writing, vocational training, access to Society for people with disabilities,  information literacy and library modernisation. These EU projects have been around for 30 years and he aims to explore the impact of  such projects on the people they come into contact with.

Room: C307
Time: 17.00-18.30

Bio: Jerald Cavanagh is Institute Librarian in the Limerick Institute of Technology in Limerick, Ireland. He is also heavily involved in European Union Erasmus + projects in his role as Project Leader for a number of these projects  in regions such as the Western Balkans as well as projects that are Trans-regional in focus involving countries  such as Russia, China and Kazakhstan. He has been immersed in Erasmus + projects and has traveled extensively, working with Universities and other Institutions, helping to improve and modernise libraries, information literacy and education in general.

Jerald is a part-time research student with CityLIS.

4th December: AfterHours “Immersion: A New(ish) Way to Experience Art and the World” Joseph Dunne

Immersive art works are part of the growing experience economy. Participatory performances, locked rooms, and interactive gaming offer new(ish) opportunities to immerse people in imaginary worlds that can technology can facilitate. The immersion is enhanced when the experiences become incorporated into everyday reality, where fact and fiction merge into a live experience. Joseph will explore the immersive qualities of information and how this is expanding the means by which art works can be experienced.

Room: C307
Time:17.00-18.30

Bio: Joseph Dunne is Lecturer in Library Science in the Department of Library & Information Science at City University London. His personal website can be found at http://www.josephjohndunne.com/posts/.

7th December: CityLIS visit to Linklaters Law Firm

Group visit to Linklaters law firm in the City to see how they organize and deliver information services to their lawyers.  Law firms are one of the sectors that have been a big employer of LIS graduates and many have done pioneering work in KM.  This is a great opportunity to see a major law firm at work and to understand more about the role of an LIS professional in a commercial environment.  To sign up visit the ‘Conferences, Workshops, Seminars & Awards’ forum on Library & Information Science General Course Area 17/18 module on Moodle.

Time: 13.45 for 14.00

Contact: David Haynes [david.haynes@city.ac.uk]

11th December: CityLIS End-of-Term Party

Room: Great Hall Foyer
Time: 17.00-20.00

15th December: 17/18 Term 1 Scheduled Teaching ends

29th January: 17/18 Term 2 Scheduled Teaching commences

31st January: CityLIS Graduation

Room: Barbican Centre
Time: 14.00 – 16.30

12th February: AfterHours “Turning Over an Old Leaf: Working in Rare Books and Special Collections” David Baker (This talk has been rescheduled from Term 1).

In this session we will explore the world of rare books and special collections librarianship. We will take a look at what sets rare books and special collections material apart from other kinds of information resource, and think about what influence this has on collection management, cataloguing, access, and the skillset expected of the modern rare books librarian.

Room: ELG11
Time: 17.00-18.30

Bio: David Baker is a Cataloguer (Books & Manuscripts) for the Royal Collection Trust. He is also in his second year of a part-time MSc in Library Science at City, University of London, having previously worked as a Graduate Trainee at The Warburg Institute Library, London.

19th February: AfterHours “The Ethics of Metadata” David Haynes

The Snowden revelations brought into sharp focus the ethical issues surrounding metadata creation and use.  It raises issues about privacy, security, ownership and control of metadata and provides a challenge to information professionals on how to manage these issues.

We also need to consider wider issues such as the digital divide and the potential that metadata has for making information accessible to wider audiences. It has the potential to empower the marginalised, hold government to account and improve quality of life.  Maybe it is also a response to the burgeoning of fake news and fact-free content.

In the new edition of ‘Metadata for Information Management and Retrieval’, published in January 2018 I consider the origins of metadata and look at the ways in which it is used for managing information resources as well as for information retrieval.  The book covers current metadata standards and compares the ways in which they are used for managing different types of resource ranging from linked data, to images, to the more familiar text-based materials.

Room: A109
Time: 17.00-18.30

Bio: David Haynes is IC Postdoctoral Research Fellow within the Centre for Information Science at CityLIS. His research focuses on issues relating to information privacy.

21st February: CityLIS Open Evening “A Career in Librarianship or Information Science” Lyn Robinson

Session running as part of wider Postgraduate Open Evening at City, University of London. This presentation will look at the content of our master’s degrees, Library Science and Information Science, the practicalities of studying at CityLIS, and the sort of careers our graduates go on to. Presentation and Q&A between 17.30-18.30, followed by informal queries and networking with teaching team, current students and alumni. For anyone thinking about studying Library or Information Science. All Welcome. Please register.

Room: tba
Time: 5.30-6.30

Bio: Lyn Robinson is Head of Library & Information Science at City, University of London. She is also Programme Director for the Library School.

26th February: AfterHours tba

Room: ELG11
Time: 17.00-18.30

5th March – 9th March: Reading Week

5th March: CityLIS Cataloguing Workshop led by Deborah Lee

A one-day cataloguing workshop led by Debbie Lee (@debbieleecat)

This optional event is for current CityLIS students, to complement the INM303 lectures. The workshop is an intensive introduction to practical cataloguing using RDA and MARC21. You will learn about the most important elements of bibliographic description, and have an opportunity to practice these individually, before creating actual (mini) catalogue records at the end of the workshop. Though the workshop focusses on cataloguing books, the ideas and techniques are applicable to other types of resources. There will even be biscuits, in order to aid the cataloguing!

Practical information:

1) It will be useful to bring a laptop/tablet if you have one, so that you can access the RDA Toolkit.

2) Please make sure you already have access to WIFI/Eduroam on your device *before* the workshop, as sometimes it can be time-consuming to set this up on the day – see http://www.city.ac.uk/wifi.

3) The workshop is free to attend, but you will need to book.

Room: R203 Franklin Building
Time: 10.00-18.00

Bio: Debbie Lee is a library and information science researcher, with particular interests in knowledge organization, information description and music information.  Debbie us a visiting lecturer for the MA/MSc Library and Information Science programmes at City, University of London, and is also an experienced professional trainer in the areas of cataloguing and classification.

12th March: AfterHours tba

Room: A109
Time: 17.0-18.30

19th March: AfterHours tba

Room: ELG11
Time: 17.00-18.30

26th March: AfterHours tba

Room: A109
Time: 17.00-18.30

30th March: Good Friday *No Classes*

2nd April: Easter Monday *No Classes*

9th April: AfterHours tba

Room: A109
Time: 17.00-18.30

16th April: AfterHours: “Ambition and opportunity: The future of the Information and Library Profession” Nick Poole

We are living and working in the early days of an age that will be defined by access to information, knowledge and data. In this world, with the challenges of fake news, information inequality and digital channel-shift, the role of the ethical information professional is more important than it has ever been. Yet many people still lack a basic understanding of what ‘information’ is and why it needs to be invested in and managed as a vital asset, or indeed why this is the role of a trained and qualified professional.

In this session, CILIP Chief Executive Nick Poole will set out CILIP’s vision of the challenges and opportunities which lie ahead for our profession and how we can organise as a community to ensure that we secure our place at the heart of Britain’s social and economic development.

Room: A109
Time: 17.00-19.30

Bio: Nick Poole is the Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP), the UK based professional community of more than 13,000 information professionals.

This session will be followed by informal refreshments to celebrate our last Monday of the taught course for 17/18.

Events 16/17
Events 15/16