Friday, 1 May 2015

SALCTG Plenary Comes to Edinburgh


SALCTG Plenary for Library Reps

Thursday May 7th 2015

at the National Library of Scotland – Edinburgh

312-320 Lawnmarket
Edinburgh EH1 2PJ (Directions)
If you work in a Scottish higher education library, then one of your colleagues will be an SALCTG rep!   Ask them what training is coming up, and don't be shy to suggest topics that you and your team-mates would welcome.

It's our 25th anniversary this year - we've amassed quite a bit of experience at arranging staff training for our sector!


10.30 registration/coffee
11am Session commences

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Forthcoming Training Opportunities for Librarians in Scottish Higher Education



As promised we have two lots of training coming up in March:

LIBRARY GAMIFICATION

Andrew Walsh from University of Huddersfield will present Library Gamification  http://innovativelibraries.org.uk/ to run a similar workshop to the one advertised the other week on lis-link.

We are able to hold the workshop at Glasgow Caledonian Universities CPD Centre on Friday the 6th of March. It will be an all-day session, likely to run between 9.30-4.30 and will only cost £45 to SALCTG members. We can hold a larger group for this session, and as it’s at a bargain  price please feel free to request more than one space at the workshop. Payment for this workshop will be through our online shop - click HERE.

SALCTG members take priority this week.  Please book through the online shop, or should you require alterative payment methods, email Sonya Campbell the numbers you would like on the course. The training will extend beyond SALCTG members next week so members are urged to move fast!

ACCESSIBILITY AWARENESS

 Accessibility awareness: understanding the challenges of disability. Course to be run at Riverside East, RGU, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen on 26th March 2015. Includes lunch. Cost  £60. From 10.30-3.30. 

Two highly recommended sessions delivered by RNIB and Solar Bear, offering training for assisting visually impaired and deaf students. To secure your place please contact: -

Diane Devine
University Library
Robert Gordon University
Riverside East
Garthdee Road Aberdeen
AB10 7GL
T: 01224 263458

Further details:-

RNIB: The aim of the training is to raise awareness of sight problems and help library staff to support their blind and partially sighted customers. The training will include:

  1. Overview of RNIB services
  2. A quiz to help understand sight loss
  3. Etiquette
  4. Sighted guidance
  5. Technology and equipment to access information
Solar Bear (deaf awareness) will aim to :

  1. Increase knowledge and confidence when communicating with people who have a hearing loss. 
  2. Raise awareness of barriers faced by deaf and hard of hearing; 
  3. Raise awareness of all ranges of deafness and type of communication.

We are also looking to put on a Customer Journey Mapping training session in May/June.  Members should contact Sonya with expressions of interest.

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Gaming In the Library? Training Course for Scottish HE Librarians



Why not start the year off with some interesting training? Following November's SALCTG Plenary, we decided to run a library training session early in the new year. The training prioritisation activity following the plenary discussion highlighted gamification as a possible topic, so we have organised for Andrew Walsh from University of Huddersfield http://innovativelibraries.org.uk/ to run a similar workshop to the one advertised the other day on lis-link.

We are able to hold the workshop at Glasgow Caledonian University's CPD Centre on Friday the 6th of March. It will be an all-day session, likely to run between 9.30-4.30 and will only cost £45 to SALCTG members. We can hold a larger group for this session - please feel free to request more than one space at the workshop. Payment for this workshop will be through our online shop http://store.gcu.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=1&deptid=14&catid=26&prodid=159

This is some of the feedback Andrew Walsh provided for the May sessions:-

“I found the day exceptionally useful and well done. I was really impressed by how well Andrew Walsh incorporated theory and background into a primarily hands-on training. I got quite a few tips for teaching and engaging students through play that were totally new for me and I believe that certain aspects of what he taught will stick with me, particularly the caveats and pitfalls for developing games in university contexts.”
Quote from attendee at a previous workshop.


Thursday, 4 December 2014

Book Preservation, Anyone?

Again, shamelessly quoting from a recent intimation:-


West Dean College becomes the new training partner for the British Library.

West Dean College have signed an exciting agreement to collaborate on a programme of training with the British Library, delivering a portfolio of short courses into aspects of preservation and collection care for libraries.

The programme focuses on Continued Professional Development and is aimed at professionals, conservation students and others interested in furthering their skills. The jointly-branded courses will be delivered at West Dean College and the British Library.

Further information can be found via www.westdean.org.uk/BL