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Slides from Social media: Can you tell if it’s working yet?

On Friday 1st July we held our summer event, “Social media: Can you tell if it’s working yet?”. We really enjoyed the afternoon – thanks to everyone who attended.

As promised, please find below the slides from the afternoon. If you have any questions, please contact us by leaving a comment or tweeting us @ARLGNW.

Sarah Mallen and Michelle Bond – ARLG NW event slides July 2016 (PPT)

Tom Mason – ARLGNW Presentation 1.07 (PDF)

 

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ARLG NW presents Social media: Can you tell if it’s working yet?

Date: Friday 1st July 2016, 1.30 (for a 1.45pm start) to 4.30pm

Location: Manchester Central Library

Event description:
ARLG NW are pleased to announce our summer event, “Social media: Can you tell if it’s working yet?”

So your service has started dabbling in social media, or you’ve been working on it for a while. But do you know if it’s working? Is it worth the time and effort you’re putting in? And do you know what your goals are? What’s the point of your social media presence? This afternoon event will address all these questions and more. This event is suitable for people at all stages of planning for their social media presence.

Outline of afternoon

1.30pm-1.45pm Arrival for 1.45pm start

1.45pm – 2.30pm  Experiences of social media, policy and practice

Sarah Mallen, Information & guidance coordinator at University of Manchester Careers Service & Michelle Bond, Faculty Librarian at Liverpool Hope University 

Sarah and Michelle will talk about their experiences of running social media accounts for their services, with a focus on process and why it’s important to get organised and set goals. They’ll consider important questions such as “what do you hope to achieve?” and “what messages do you want to get across?”

2.15pm – 3.00pm Tom Mason, Social Media Coordinator, Communications & Marketing, The University of Manchester

Tom will be talking about social media from a wider university perspective, covering areas such as which social media to use, analytics, and tips and tricks to encourage engagement.

3-3.15pm Refreshments

3.15pm-4.00pm Creating your social media framework / policy – activity

Working in small groups, attendees will have the opportunity to start work on their own social media framework or policy, specific to their institution. This is also an opportunity to exchange experiences with other attendees, and get support from Sarah, Michelle and Tom in creating your own policy.

4pm-4.30pm   Your experiences – Advice & questions from the floor

The final session is for attendees to share experiences with the wider group and ask any final questions of the presenters or other attendees. We’ll bring together the strands of the afternoon and try to create a master list of tips.

Booking information:

Cost?  £20 + VAT for non-members

£15 + VAT for CILIP members

£5 for students

To book your place, please email Annette Ramsden ARamsden@uclan.ac.uk with the following details:

Name:

Institution (if applicable)

CILIP membership number (if applicable)

Name and address for invoicing

Access or support requirement

Booking deadline: Friday 17th June 2016

CILIP’s Professional Knowledge and Skills Base (PKSB) – this event is linked to the following criteria:

  1. Customer focus, service design and marketing: 11.2 Communicating with stakeholders
  2. IT and communication: 12.4 Social Media and Collaborative Tools
  3. IT and communication: 12.5 Communication Skills

ARLG Conference bursary offer

ARLG North West is offering a sponsored place at #ARLG16 for librarians living or working in the North West. The sponsored place will include full conference fees. The successful candidate will be responsible for their own travel arrangements.

To be eligible you must be a personal member of CILIP or ARLG, and be currently living, working or studying in the North West in an FE, HE or research library.

To apply please email Annette Ramsden aramsden@uclan.ac.uk  with approximately 200 words explaining which session you are especially interested in and how it will impact on your professional development. Additionally how you plan to share your experience with others, including the ARLG North West community.

The successful applicant will be asked to write a short report on the conference for ARLG NW which will be published on our website. Please also include your CILIP membership number, your job title and the name of your institution (if employed). First time attendees or students will be given priority but please do not let this put you off applying as we do not always get any first time applicants.

Applications must be received by midday on 21st March 2016 and applicants will be notified of the committee’s decision by COP Wednesday 30th March 2016.

 

ARLG Conference 2016

Have you seen the news? The dates for ARLG Conference 2016 have been announced!

The conference is titled “Are you being served? Serving our learners in a changing climate”, with the theme of the conference being customer service.

Conference dates: Monday, 27 June 2016 – 9:00am to Wednesday, 29 June 2016 – 1:00pm

Further information on speakers, programme and workshops to be announced shortly.

Bookings are now being taken via Eventbrite.

Hope to see you in Birmingham!

Event announcement: Making your message stick, with Ned Potter

CILIPNW Member Network and ARLG NW are delighted to announce this joint one-day event:

Making your message stick

Date and time: 16th October 2015 10am- 4.30pm
Location: Wolfson Rooms (situated in the Harold Cohen Library at University of Liverpool)

This is a hands-on, interactive workshop about presentation skills. The morning focuses on the golden rules of creating presentations, finding free to use (and legal to use!) images, and producing slides. Everyone knows about Death by PowerPoint, but it can be a brilliant tool when used properly; we’ll look at three different methods of creating slides to use depending on how much time you have and how important the presentation is. Although you’ll learn to produce beautiful slides, this will be a by-product of making EFFECTIVE presentations which help your message stick in your audience’s minds – everything in the course content is backed up by research into multimedia communication.

In the afternoon we’ll have more hands-on time to explore Prezi, a zooming presentation tool – we’ll look at what Prezi is, how it works, why you might want to use it and why you might NOT want to use it. We’ll discuss creating engaging Prezi presentations which don’t leave the audience feeling sea-sick.

The final session is about presenting itself: what works, what doesn’t, quick tips, and conquering nerves – but don’t worry, this isn’t the kind of training where you have to give a presentation at the end and be critiqued by your peers – it’s a pressure free environment for learning.

About the Trainer:
Ned Potter is an Academic Liaison Librarian at the University of York, and a Trainer for various organisations including the British Library and the Bodleian, as well as PiCS in Australasia. His book The Library Marketing Toolkit was published by Facet in 2012. Ned can be found online at ned-potter.com and on Twitter at @ned_potter. You can see examples of his own presentations at slideshare.net/thewikiman.

Feedback for previous versions of this workshop:

“Tips and tricks about perfect presentations – it was fantastic! Very informative, very attractive content of the course. I’d recommend it to anyone.” Bodleian Libraries 2015

“Ned was fantastic, and there was a great balance of practical exercises, and presentation of examples and tips.” CILIP NE 2015

“This workshop has undoubtedly helped to get me out of the rut I’m definitely in – my PowerPoints will be changed immediately! Thank you, I thoroughly enjoyed it.” LIEM 2015

Booking:  Please email Dawn Grundy – D.Grundy@bolton.ac.uk

Cost, including lunch, tea/coffee as follows:
CILIP/ARLG members – £15
Non CILIP members – £50
New professional (less than 5 years) – £5 (max. 3 places)

Maximum no. of places = 20

Additionally, we are also offering two Student award places to current students enrolled on an LIS course.
To apply for this please send a letter of application (no more than 250 words) to Michael.Cook@BOLTON.GOV.UK  stating why you would like to attend and what you would gain from this event. Deadline for applications is Monday 5th October 2015. The successful applicants will be asked to write a short report of the day for the groups, within a month of attendance. This report will be published on the ARLG NW Blog and in the CILIPNW newsletter.

CILIP Conference – Sponsorship opportunity

CILIP ARLG North West is happy to announce it will sponsor one place for this year’s Conference.

The sponsorship will cover the full conference delegate rate only; please note that travel and accommodation is not included.

Priority will be given to the following:

• members of CILIP ARLG North West

• applicants who have never previously attended a conference where funding has been

available

• those working towards a CILIP qualification

If you are interested, the application details are as follows.

Please send a letter of application stating:

• how attendance at the Conference may enhance your CPD skills

• which parts of the programme you plan to attend

• which (if any) of the criteria you meet

to Jacqueline Ponka (jpo@holycross.ac.uk) by Friday 22nd May 2015.

We would expect the successful applicant to complete a report on their conference experience for

the NW group, within a month of attendance. This report will be published on the ARLG NW Blog.

ARLG NW Copyright event

We’re getting ever closer to our event – An Introduction to Copyright so here are some more details about our speakers!

Date: Friday 27th March 2015 – 1pm (for 1.30 start) – 5pm

Location: Taylor Room, Sydney Jones Library, University of Liverpool

Accessing the Sydney Jones Library: http://www.liv.ac.uk/library/using/access-sjl.html

John Kelly from Jisc will be running a copyright basics session, including time for questions.

John is a qualified practising solicitor and has experience in commercial legal publishing prior to his employment with  Jisc. He began working with Jisc Legal in 2001 and helped to shape, develop and lead the outputs of the team over the years.

John’s role in Jisc is to deliver specialist advice and guidance and to ensure that legal compliance thinking forms a part of the planning and use of technology by Jisc’s customers as well as Jisc’ own innovation work and projects.”

Neil Sprunt is Teaching and Learning Librarian at the University of Manchester Library. Neil will discuss the Copyright service, including how it came into being and how it’s developed over time.

Booking information:

Cost?  £40 + VAT for non-members

£30 + VAT for CILIP members

To book your place, please email Louise Minta – louise.minta@burycollege.ac.uk with the following details:

Name:

Institution (if applicable)

CILIP membership number (if applicable)

Name and address for invoicing

Access or support requirement (some information available at link above)

 

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ARLG NW event announcement: Introduction to copyright

ARLG NW presents An Introduction to Copyright

Date: Friday 27th March 2015 – 1pm (for 1.30 start) – 5pm

Location: Taylor Room, Sydney Jones Library, University of Liverpool

Accessing the Sydney Jones Library: http://www.liv.ac.uk/library/using/access-sjl.html

 

Event description:

ARLG NW are pleased to present our next event: An introduction to copyright. The afternoon will start with John Kelly from Jisc covering the basics of UK copyright law. Other speakers will present on their experiences of interpreting copyright in their own institutions. This will be followed by time for you to ask questions.

 

More details to follow – see https://arlgnw.wordpress.com/ and follow us on Twitter @ARLGNW

 

Booking information:

Cost?  £40 + VAT for non-members

£30 + VAT for CILIP members

Two free places offered for Chartership candidates on a first-come, first-served basis

 

To book your place, please email Louise Minta – louise.minta@burycollege.ac.uk with the following details:

 

Name:

Institution (if applicable)

CILIP membership number (if applicable)

Name and address for invoicing

Access or support requirement (some information available at link above)

Please state if you would like a free chartership candidate place – these will be offered on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.

 

Booking deadline: 20th March 2015

ARLG NW Event announcement – November 2014

Brand and Deliver with Kathy Ennis

ARLG NW are pleased to present a practical session with Kathy Ennis – mentor, trainer, public speaker – and librarian.

A library ‘brand’ is the sum of perceptions users and non-users have of the service. The library staff are key to influencing what people think and say and represent an immediate, tangible perception that the public associate with the qualities and value of that service.

Put simply: You are the Library; the Library is You!

In this practical session, Kathy will help you explore how to leverage your personal brand for personal and professional development and use brand principles to create and deliver engaging, quality library services.

Refreshments will be available during the afternoon.

 

Where? Manchester Central Library

When? Friday 28th November from 2-5pm

Cost?

£25 + VAT for non-members

£20 + VAT for CILIP members

Two FREE student places also offered on a first come, first served basis

To book your place, please email Dawn Grundy – D.Grundy@bolton.ac.uk  with the following details:

Name:

Institution (if applicable)

CILIP membership number (if applicable)

Name and address for invoicing

Access or support requirement

Please state if you would like a free student place – these will be offered on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.

 

Booking deadline: 20th November

 

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