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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 with the following details:


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  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 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


£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 –  with the following details:


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


Hello and welcome from ARLG NW

We thought it was about time we had a more informal way of communicating with you, the people who work in a wide variety of academic or research based information and library roles in this fair region.

Although the committee mainly meet in Liverpool or Manchester for convenience, we would like to reach out to everyone in the region to hear your thoughts on what CILIP can do for you. Perhaps you might even like to join us?

We will be keeping you informed about:

  • What happens at committee meetings
  • Forthcoming events
  • Reports on events and conferences
  • News from CILIP

We would also like to hear members stories, innovations, best practice or even questions or issues you are struggling with and want some advice on.  Tweet us and we will be in touch or leave a comment on the blog.



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