Programme announcement

After an extremely difficult selection process the LISDIS committee is delighted to announce our programme of speakers for 14th November. We were overwhelmed by both the quantity and the quality of submissions we received, and would like to thank everyone who applied. If you haven’t got your ticket yet there are still a couple left via Eventbrite, we look forward to seeing you in November!

LISDIS 2015

10.00-10.30 Registration and welcome

10.30-11.30 Collections and discovery

Sarah Hume: Wine, Witchcraft, Women, Wool: Classifying Women’s Studies collections

Lizzie Sparrow: The use of an academic library’s discovery layer: an ethnographic approach

Lucy Saint-Smith: “La Femme Bibliophile”: Women as book collectors in an age of bibliomania

11.30-12.00 Coffee break and poster session

12.00-13.00 Public libraries and the community

Ian Clark: To what extent do community libraries address the concerns of the digital divide?

Alanna Broadley: The provision of lesbian fiction in public libraries in Scotland

Martyn Greenwood: Graphic Novels in England’s Public Libraries

13.00-14.00 Lunch breakĀ 

14.00-14.45 Guest Speaker: Emma Coonan

15.00-16.00 Valuing the library

Natasha Chowdory: How to measure the value of a corporate library

Marion Harris: An investigation into the effect of increased tuition fees on the attitudes and opinions of UK academic library staff towards their customers and their roles

Sonja Kujansuu: Libraries under attack: the destruction of libraries and the role of the international community in protecting and aiding libraries

16.00-16.30 Panel session

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