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MmITS Bursary Opportunity for CILIPS Autumn Gathering 2014

MmITS is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for our third and final bursary opportunity of 2014, giving one individual the chance to attend this year’s Autumn Gathering.

Autumn Gathering 2014: Sharing Our Skills

Date: Thursday 30th October

Venue: John McIntyre Conference Centre, Edinburgh

Programme Preview:

  • Jan Parry, CILIP Vice President, discussing her work with the Hillsborough Independent Panel;
  • The return of a full strand for school librarians looking at advocacy, best practice and more;
  • Alan Bissett, author and playwright, providing the final keynote talk;
  • A spotlight on various excellent services including JISC RSC Scotland, the Scottish Poetry Library and Share the Vision;
  • A talk looking at all the recent changes to Copyright Law;
  • 10 things, a great new initiative to encourage use of social media;
  • Wikipedia expert Brian Kelly showing how easy it is to become involved in Wikipedia editing;
  • Neil MacInnes, head of Manchester Libraries, talking about libraries and partnership working;
  • Showcase from JISC RSC Scotland;
  • Carnegie UK Trust talking about their new Library Lab.

How to apply

In order to enter into the running for the bursary, please complete the form at the following link in full: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Bursary3

All applications must be received electronically, and no later than the closing date of Friday 3rd October in order to be considered.

Once the closing date has passed, the MmITS Committee will review all applications and make their final decision about successful applicants. All successful applicants will be contacted by email.

Criteria

Applicants must:

  • be based in Scotland
  • be working within the Information and Library sector for between 5 – 20 years
  • use, or want to use, technology within your role
  • not have received any MmITS funding in the past 3 years

Please note that the above funding is only available for session entry fees. All travel, subsistence and accommodation fees will be the responsibility of successful applicants. Fees will be paid by invoice to the conference / training provider ONLY and will not be paid to successful applicants.

If you have already paid for your entry to the Autumn Gathering and you are the successful applicant for the MmITS bursary, all costs you have already incurred will be refunded to you in full.

Please email mmitscotland.cilips@gmail.com with any queries.

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CILIP Scotland special interest group. Find out how developments in Multimedia, Information and Technology are impacting on the library sector.

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