Registration for parallel sessions now open!

Registration for all parallel sessions is now open. Abstracts and short biographies for the speakers can be viewed or downloaded herePlease read these carefully and write your top 3 choices for each session on the form 'Registration for parallel sessions'.

Lightning talks


10:35 – 11:00

Importance of research and referencing skills using online databases

Lynn Winkworth, MCLIP, Head Librarian, Headington School, Oxford


The Library and the EPQ: enabling students to become ‘digitally savvy’ in a real-world context

Emma Wallace, Senior School Librarian and Dr Julie Greenhough, EPQ Centre Coordinator, St Benedict’s School, London


Exploring the information seeking behaviour of secondary school students

Gaelene Clarke, Librarian, Dubai College


Developing an online offer for pre-University entry information and digital literacy

Amy C Haworth, Service Development Manager, University of Sheffield Library


Listen – Collaborate – Observe – Repeat: how to implement a safe BYOD culture

Océane Toffoli, Senior School Librarian, Wimbledon High School and Vice-Chair CILIP YLG London


The library in the digital world

Chris Thackray, Director of IT and eLearning and Linda Kelley, Librarian, St Paul’s Girls’ School


Embedding digital literacy skills in Year 9

Donna Saxby, Librarian and Digital Literacy Coordinator, Kingham Hill School, Oxon


How effective are our students’ digital searching skills?

Rhian Trevor, City of London School for Girls


Collaboration with teachers and specialist libraries

Terri McCargar, Librarian and Ruth Bell, Head of History of Art, Latymer Upper School, London


Tackling plagiarism in the digital world

Abha Singh, Secondary School Librarian/Extended Essay Coordinator, British School, New Delhi


Developing independent learning skills from Year 9-13 through project-based learning and librarian-led support

Lucy Atherton, Head Librarian, Wellington College, Berkshire


Preparing students to become independent learners and digitally literate: the story of a successful collaboration between EPQ coordinator and librarian

Margot Griffiths, EPQ Coordinator and Helen Cooper, Librarian, King Henry VIII School, Coventry



Friday 30 November 2018

Using images in teaching – what you need to know about copyright

Dr Jane Secker, Senior Lecturer in Educational Development - City, University of London and Chris Morrison, Copyright and Licensing Compliance Officer, University of Kent


Innovative ways to increase student engagement

John Lenahan, Associate Vice President, Institutional Participation and Strategic Partnerships, JSTOR


How to spark creativity, imagination, and autonomous, student-driven research in the classroom and beyond

Karen Harker, PhD student, University of Birmingham’s Shakespeare Institute and Student Ambassador for Gale Cengage 

Digital literacy in practice – lifelong learning skills

Sarah Pavey MSc FCLIP, Independent Consultant & Trainer


Developing your research project: preparing students to succeed at a Russell Group university

Dr Emma Thompson, Learn with US Transition Leader, University of Southampton


How librarians can use online resources to enhance information literacy skills, collaborate with teachers and win time in the classroom

Elizabeth Hutchinson Head of Schools’ Library Service, Guernsey


Saturday 1 December 2018

JSTOR eBook workshop

John Lenahan, Associate Vice President, Institutional Participation and Strategic Partnerships, JSTOR




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