Professional Development

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Making Connections

Some reflections on Tuesday 7th June 2016 at the CILIPS Conference, held at the Apex Hotel, Dundee The CILIPS Conference is always jam packed with attendees, all contributing, by presenting, exhibiting, engaging and networking, from a diverse range of sectors from the  library and information world.   This year’s conference proved to be as lively as … Continue reading

Could you be our new treasurer?

We are seeking someone with sound financial abilities to keep our accounts in order. If you are a CILIP member, have good organisation and communication skills and an interest in the work of MmITS then you could be our ideal candidate. Our friendly committee meets 3-4 times a year to plan activities around technology and libraries. This is … Continue reading

Ninjas in a Dojo with sushi and scratch wasabi, fancy some Raspberry Pi?

No we’re not talking about a mad hatter’s tea party, Japanese style. We’re talking about young people learning to create tech in a community setting using free open source software and inexpensive kit. There’s little doubt that digital skills are becoming integral to employability, and coding clubs are a fun and democratic way to open … Continue reading

MmITS AGM and coding in libraries event

The CILIP Multimedia Information and Technology Group, Scotland invites members to attend the 13th Annual General Meeting and post-AGM presentation by Dr Martin Goodfellow, Coder in Residence at Glasgow Life, on Coding in Libraries. Venue:       The Old Glasgow Room, Mitchell Library, North St, Glasgow G3 7DN Date/time:  Thursday 28th April 2016, 2.00pm – 4.00 pm.  … Continue reading

Event Review: Introduction to Wikimedia (February 2016, Edinburgh)

By Wikimedia Foundation (Wikimedia Foundation) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (, via Wikimedia Commons Museums and Galleries Scotland’s Wikimedian in Residence:Sara Thomas led an engaging hands-on workshop in how to contribute to the world’s largest collaborative encyclopedia. Sara’s knowledge of the wikipedia movement was only eclipsed by her passion and drive to get others involved in improving … Continue reading

CILIPS Autumn Gathering 2015 – bursary winner reflects

Rachel Nimmo, winner of the MmITS bursary to attend the CILIPS Autumn Gathering that took place last November, has kindly written the following article about her experience of the conference and what she gained from it: Reflections on CILIP Autumns Gathering 2015

CPD Event Friday 16th February – Introduction to Wikimedia in a nutshell

Wikimedia UK (the collective responsible for projects including Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Wikiquote etc.) are working with cultural institutions including galleries, libraries, museums and archives (GLAM’s) to improve content and coverage of topics on Wikipedia. Our first MmITS event this year is a practical workshop to help you understand more about the benefits of open knowledge in … Continue reading

Spaces still available on the Scottish Government’s “10 Things” social media course

If you want to improve or refresh your social media skills, “10 Things” is an excellent self-directed course designed by the Scottish Government Library. There are still places left to join the next course starting on Monday 9th November for employees in the Scottish public, education or voluntary sectors. Even if you’re not eligible to join, you … Continue reading

MmITS Bursary Feedback – Lynsey Sampson

The winner of our recent training / conference bursary chose to use the funds for the ECDL Advanced course, a certificate often sought after by LIS employers. Here, Lynsey talks about why she has chosen this course and what she hopes to gain from it. ‘I am about to begin the Advanced ECDL (European Computer … Continue reading

MmITS Bursary applications now open for Internet Librarian International 2014

We are pleased to announce that MmITS are now accepting applications for a bursary to attend Internet Librarian International 2014, which will be taking place at the Olympia Conference Centre, London between the 20th and 22nd of October 2014. Full programme details and event information can be found at this link. The first day features … Continue reading

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