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:


Andrew Walsh from University of Huddersfield will present Library Gamification 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: 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.