16 & 17 October 2018 · Olympia London

ILI Extra

This year, we are encouraging our delegates, speakers, sponsors and supporters to celebrate the open and sharing nature of internet librarians. In parallel to the main conference we’re running a variety of informal sessions where you can share tips, swap ideas and discover new tools and inspiration. Sign up for Tuesday's mini workshops at the Registration Desk on site. Spaces on these sessions are limited.

Tuesday 16 October 2018

10.15 - 11.15

X101 - Tangible tools for digital inductions, with Adam Blackwood

Adam Blackwood, eLearning Consultant - Adamsrsc, UK

There are many different ways of enticing and engaging students interest with new libraries and the technologies to support their own learning. This workshop provides a demonstration of a range of technology enhancements and ideas that could be used in any library to create smarter learning spaces, plus a hands-on space to explore ideas and create solutions. The session will provide attendees with hands on kit, mock up ideas, tools and links to everything shown and demonstrated.

11.30 - 12.30

X102 - Digital interactive writing and literary game making for libraries, with Gary Green and Stella Wisdom

Gary 'Ash' Green, Digital Services Lead - Surrey Libraries, UK
Stella Wisdom, Digital Curator - The British Library, UK

Stella and Gary have instigated many creative digital collaborations and experiments; making apps, games and interactive fiction using digitised library collections. Come to this interactive session to find out more, play some literary games and create your own interactive fiction.

You’ll learn what interactive fiction is, find out about free digital tools that you can use to create your own interactive works and discover how to share your stories with others online. You’ll also learn about the benefits and opportunities for library staff, collections and users.

14.30 - 15.30

By Invitation Only - How to be an information professional in the 21st century

In this one-hour, invitation only workshop, Liz McGettigan will be leading delegates through a series of exercises designed to help them:

  • Explore current trends in the profession – what types of skills are in demand?
  • Identify their transferable skills and how to develop them (e.g. project management; information architecture; writing; marketing; customer service; event planning; creativity etc)
  • Think about personal branding and self-promotion
  • Consider relevant roles and sectors

Tuesday 16 & Wednesday 17 October 2018

Informal interactive sessions throughout the day - taking place in the ILI Sponsor & Supporter Showcase

• ILI Glass Room Experience - A pop-up workshop on digital privacy, encouraging attendees to make informed choices about their online life and instil data literacy skills into colleagues and citizens. (Linked to session C105)

• Librarians with Lives podcasting from ILI - The podcast will be recorded at ILI this year! (Linked to session B201)

• ILI interactive treasure hunt - A fun, interactive adventure that lets you explore the ILI world while showcasing different interactive ways of having conversations with users. An experiment in storytelling using beacons, bots and books, follow the clues to unlock the story. (Linked to session B102).

Gold Sponsors

Supported by

Media Partners