17 & 18 October 2017 · Olympia London

ILI Extra

Every year ILI brings you an additional, more informal track in parallel to the main conference sessions. This year, ILI Extra offers a series of focused events covering a wide range of topics, including personal development, game playing and takeaway tech tips. (Please note, places on ILI Extra sessions are limited in number. Sign up onsite).

Tuesday 17 October 2017

10.00 - 10.45

X101 - Speak up, speak out, with Neil Currams

Neil Currams, Recruitment Consultant - TFPL, UK

Back by popular demand! A workshop for anyone who finds the very thought of speaking in public or tackling networking events a little bit daunting. In this workshop we will talk about the barriers to speaking up and speaking out and how we plan strategies and use tricks to overcome them. As communication isn’t theoretical, this will be an interactive session - one with structure and plenty of smiles and which will send you back out into the conference feeling confident in your ability to speak in public.

11.00 - 12.00

X102 - Using Google Chromecasts for library display boards and training, with John Barbrook

John Barbrook, Head of Library and Learning Resources - Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, UK

Have you seen the Google Chromecast devices? This one-hour workshop will teach you how to use them to: Create library electronic displays that change quickly and easily; Create portable training facilities, where you can create a modern training room from almost nothing; deliver training, and format presentations so that they work with the Chromecast, allowing presentations to be shared over the internet easily with attendees.

12.15 - 13.15

Invitation Only - How to be an information professional in the 21st century – tips, tools and hustle! workshop, with Ka Ming Pang and Natasha Chowdory

Natasha Chowdory, User Research Consultant - Methods, UK
Ka-Ming Pang, Website & Promotions Librarian - University of Roehampton, UK

This ILI taster session is specifically for students and new professionals keen to understand what it means to be an information professional in the world today. Natasha Chowdory currently works in the charity sector and has previously worked in a corporate setting, and Ka-Ming Pang works at an HE institution.

14.15 - 15.15

X103 - Using mindfulness to prime your creativity, with Matt Benzing

Matt Benzing, Engineering and Computing Librarian - Miami University, USA

This session is based on a series of mindfulness workshops at Miami University Libraries. Mindfulness, with its emphasis on the present moment and its avoidance of value judgments is an excellent tool for stimulating creativity and thinking outside the box. Session includes presentation and a mindfulness exercise designed to unlock your creative potential!

Wednesday 18 October 2017

11.15 - 12.15

X201 - Interactive library spaces – creating new user experiences with digital tech, with Kate Lomax and Carlos Izsak

Kate Lomax, Co-founder/CEO - Artefacto, UK
Carlos Izsak, Maker Education Lead - Artefacto, UK

The way we engage with library spaces has a huge impact on how people experience the library. Emerging technologies such as Augmented Reality, beacons, sensors, digital displays and open hardware provide opportunities to improve engagement with information, collections and knowledge. This includes opportunities for engaging people of different ages, languages and those with different accessibility needs. Carlos Izsak is the founder of Makercart.

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