Monday, 28 October 2013

SALCTG goes to Library Camp

The Camp begins with a plenary session to decide the agenda
All photos courtesy of Lynn Corrigan
Library Camp Glasgow took place on Saturday, 26th October at the Mitchell Library.

A Library Camp is:
  • A user generated unconference
  • Open to anyone interested in libraries
  • Free to attend
Library Camp Glasgow was the first ever in Scotland, and had:
  • Library Camp Bingo
  • A Best Badge competition (which became known on Twitter as the #greatbritishbadgeoff)
  • Soapbox rants
  • Four slots each with two or three parallel sessions proposed by attendees
  • Tours of the Mitchell
About 55 people came and feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. But what has it to do with SALCTG? Well, SALCTG was a major sponsor paying for afternoon tea and some of the prizes. A good number of people there were from member institutions, including four current reps: Karen McAulay, Andrew McDougall, Marjory McKean and Laurie Roberts. In fact, Karen won one of the badge prizes and Andrew won the rant. These were NOT fixes - the rant was decided by secret ballot, and two Mitchell staff who knew none of the contenders were seized upon to judge the badges. Congratulations to both!

Presenting Andrew with his prize for best rant 
Best badges: Karen and former SALCTG rep Sheila Williams

As organiser of Library Camp Glasgow I'm so grateful for SALCTG's support. There will almost certainly be another Scottish Library Camp next year. I hope to see you there!

Anabel Marsh

Management and Leadership courses, GCU, 20/11/13

SALCTG is delighted to announce two half day courses on management and leadership to be held at Glasgow Caledonian University on the 20th of November. The trainer is Lorna Sinclair, MLS Associates, and the courses can be booked as an all-day package with lunch or individually. Lunch (12.30-13.30) can also be added to the morning or afternoon session.

Session 1 Managing Your Time and Managing Your Projects (Registration 0915)

Objectives of half day session (9.30am-12.30pm):
  • To introduce/review good practice and the skills involved in managing projects
  • To analyse how you currently use your time and other people’s time and to develop effective techniques for managing your workload
  • To increase overall awareness of the importance of managing projects and time, and the impact this has on your success
Learning outcomes:
  • To understand and be able to utilise basic concepts in managing, or participating in, projects such as:- the objectives of a project, the deliverables, the importance of the time plan/schedule, key milestones, stake-holder interest, risk management.
  • To understand where your time goes and why, and what you can do about it, learning  practical tips such as:-  coping with urgent versus important work;  planning for long-, medium- and short- term goals; dealing with interruptions; being aware of procrastination; recognising time-wasting habits, timing meetings.
The approach will be flexible to take into account participants’ experience and development needs, with professional input from the facilitator, practical sessions and group discussions.

Session 2 Introduction to Leadership and Management (Registration 1315)

Objectives of half day session (1.30pm-4.30pm):
  • To develop understanding of how good leadership and management contribute to success at work
  • To become more aware of  and understand the different styles and approaches to managing people
  • To develop insight into  how teams work within departments and across organisations
  • To maximise the value of effective communications
Learning outcomes:
  • To know the difference between leadership of people and managing people
  • To know about ‘teams at work’ and be able to  identify the advantages of appropriate team development
  • To reflect on and plan how our own teams can work more effectively
  • To have examined the increasing importance of communications, particularly face-to-face, to maximise impact and influence
The session will be facilitated with a flexible approach to take into account participants’ experience and development needs. There will be professional input from the facilitator, group discussions and practical exercises.



SALCTG member: 

Half-day: £35
Lunch: £15
Full day (includes lunch): £70

Non-member :

Half day: £45
Lunch: £20
Full day (includes lunch): £85



The sessions will be held in Seminar Room 1, on Level 1 of the Saltire Centre Library. Please see the maps of both Glasgow, where we are close to both Buchanan Street Bus station, and the GCU campus map, where we are building number 10, for directions.



Please complete the online form which also has contact details for questions.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Dates for your diary

After a quiet summer, SALCTG is back in action this autumn:

Library Camp Glasgow at the Mitchell. SALCTG is a major sponsor of this event


Plenary for SALCTG reps at QMU


Leadership, Management and Managing Teams with Lorna Sinclair at GCU


Managing Student Behaviour. A repeat of this popular Ash Charlton course at Strathclyde

 More details about the November courses available soon!