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One month until CILIP Conference 2015

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Research Information is a media partner for the CILIP Conference 2015, which will take place from 2 to 3 July at St George's Hallin Liverpool. 

 

The event brings together professionals from across the information, knowledge and library world for two days of inspiration, debate, sharing knowledge and networking. CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals) has put together a diverse programme of speakers and sessions, as well as giving delegates the chance to find out about the latest products and services from a range of exhibiting companies within the exhibition hall.

 

Setting the scene for debate around liberty and personal freedoms within the emerging information environment, Shami Chakrabarti, Cory Doctorow and R. David Lankes are to head up a diverse set of keynote speakers. 

Chakrabarti will draw on her work in campaigns from privacy laws to anti-terror legislation to talk about the threats to our democratic institutions and why our rights are paramount in upholding democracy. Doctorow’s keynote ‘Information doesn’t want to be free… but people do’ will examine how can libraries and their supporters can strike alliances to ensure information policy is afforded due respect, while satisfying creators; and Lankes will present his action plan for world domination through librarianship.

The conference activities will be based around four key themes: information management, information literacy and digital inclusion, demonstrating value, and digital futures and technology. These themes reflect the issues that affect our sector on a day-to-day basis and the sessions, delivered by experts in their field, have been selected with a view to both entertain and inform and include the British Library, Sheffield University, Newcastle City Council and Historic England.

A finalist for Best Association Conference in 2013, CILIP promises to deliver another outstanding conference experience, and an opportunity for people to connect, debate and innovate. For a full list of speakers and sessions and to book, visit www.cilipconference2015.org.uk