The CILIP Conference 2017 will be held in Manchester, 5-6 July and will bring together hundreds of library, information and knowledge professionals to better understand, discuss and share insight into the key issues that affect our sector.
We are delighted to announce that Dr Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress will be our opening keynote speaker at the 2017 Conference. Dr Hayden is the first ever African American and first female to be appointed to the role at the Library of Congress, which holds more than 162 million items, including many unique items from America’s history. She is keen to make those resources more easily available and connect with people outside the limits of Washington, bringing benefits to citizens across the US.
The 2017 conference sees the introduction of a Future Trends strand aimed at Heads of Service, Senior Managers and Decision Makers, and will focus on the key changes we face in the future, how they will impact us and what we can do to prepare and influence the outcome. We will also introduce a range of Workshops which will be run by experts in a specific field, designed to encourage discussion, knowledge sharing and cross-sectorial learning, with the aim of leaving you with the practical skills and knowledge to positively influence the future. We are looking for submissions for both stands and the Call for Papers is now open.
Registration is now open and you can book your place now, with early bird discounts available, and further reductions for CILIP Members.