UKeiG Annual Seminar

Riding the waves or treading water: confronting the challenges of a volatile electronic environment

Venue and date

Bloomsbury Suite, Brunei Gallery, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Wednesday, 13 June 2007 9.15-16.30

Course Outline

The aim of the day will be to highlight and discuss key pressure points on e-information professionals at a time when rapidly changing technologies are forcing us to make tough decisions on service prioritisation. Every day we face new innovations in IT and information retrieval, and it is increasingly difficult to see the wood for the trees. What resources will have the most relevance and impact on business processes and stakeholders in your workplace; which others are hype?

A new generation of internet savvy professionals and information consumers are coming to the workplace with a very different skills set and interpretation of the digital landscape. How do we develop our training, support and resource delivery tools to accommodate this new generation? Similarly, what CPD strategies and directions for personal development should we consider to ensure that we retain our visibility and relevance in increasingly complex knowledge organisations?

Who Should Attend

This seminar is open to non members as well as UKeiG members. The programme will interest and engage information professionals from all sectors and with all levels of responsibility. It will be of equal interest to students studying library & information science as librarians, information specialists, managers and those responsible for LIS recruitment, budgets and IT.


Chairman: Gary Horrocks

09.15 Coffee and Registration
09.45 Introduction Gary Horrocks ,UKeiG Chair), Research & Learning Liaison Manager, King's College London
10.00 Emerging IT trends and tools to deal with hype, maturity and alignment Dr. Jan-Martin Lowendahl Research Director Gartner
11.00 Coffee
11.30 Digital natives hit the workplace: fodder for digital culture wars? Dr. Jan-Martin Lowendahl, Research Director, Gartner
12.10 Information professionals: swimming upstream, or going with the flow Sue Hill Managing Director, Sue Hill Recruitment
12.50 Lunch
13.50 UKeiG AGM
14.20 Who is managing information? Val Skelton, Head of Training and Learning, TFPL Ltd
15.00 Tea
15.20 Information literacy in the Age of Amateurs Peter Godwin, Academic Liaison Librarian, University of Bedfordshire
16.00 Panel Discussion Chair: Gary Horrocks
16.30 Close


Peter Godwin Academic Liaison Librarian at the University of Bedfordshire. Peter is a member of SCONUL Advisory Committee and Working Group for Information Literacy since 2001. He has a particular interest in academic staff and information literacy, levels of information literacy, and now how Web 2.0 is affecting the content and delivery of information literacy.

Sue Hill. Managing Director of Sue Hill Recruitment. Sue Hill Recruitment is a specialist employment agency to the UK library and information sector. Sue formed the company in 1998 and is based in London. It also has offices in the Midlands and has recruitment links in Australia and New Zealand.

Jan-Martin Lowendahl . Research Director, Gartner Research. Gartner Research provides IT related services and research. Peter's research area is higher-education technology strategies including administrative and academic systems, learning technologies, identity and access management, as well as European higher education issues.

Val Skelton. Head of Training and Learning at TFPL Ltd. TFPL Ltd is a professional services company focusing on knowledge, information, library, records and web & content management. Val focuses on identifying and developing the skills and competencies required to support effective information and knowledge strategies.

Costs (including lunch and refreshments):

£80 + VAT (£94.00) ; others 100 + VAT (£117.50)


UKeiG accepts firm bookings by post, fax, email and through the UKeiG Web site. All fees are payable in full prior to the date of the course. Cancellations received less than 7 working days before the start of the course will be subject to the full fee. For non-attendance at a course there will be no refunds and the full fee will be payable. Substitutions may be made at any time without additional cost.

UKeiG reserves the right to cancel a course if insufficient bookings have been received. Delegates will be offered an alternative date or a full refund of the course fee. UKeiG reserves the right to make changes to the programme. UKeiG will not be liable for any consequential loss of travel or accommodation fees due to cancellation of the course.

A cancellation fee of £25.00 + VAT is payable. No refunds after 6 th June 2007

Please specify any special dietary requirements.

Booking Form

Please complete and return this form (or print and post) by 6th June, 2007:

Christine Baker
Piglet Cottage
North Yorkshire

Tel & Fax: 01969 625751 +44 1969 625751

Cheques should be made payable to UK eInformation Group

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