Many thanks to the NLPN team for putting together a fantastic event this weekend in Manchester. We were delighted to be able to support industry networking in the North West, particularly with such a welcoming group.
The event started with a networking bingo format, this was a great icebreaker and got the whole room talking very early on.
Library Job Titles, Future Library Skills
Following on from this, the CB Resourcing team gave a presentation and workshop on both searching for new jobs as well as the basics on CVs and social media.
Four library/information professionals (working in HE (research), health, law, schoolsectors) shared their career experiences in a speed networking format. It was a lively discussion with lots of questions from each table.
The afternoon session began with a brief introduction to the new Diversity in Libraries of the North group. We look forward to hearing more about their work encouraging diversity in the industry. Particularly building a list of speakers for conferences and events from under represented backgrounds.
In order to encourage more interaction between attendees the next part of the day included more networking, this time in the form of peer networking where attendees could suggest topics to start conversations.
We then had an interesting talk and workshop discussion on values in the libraries sector led by Penny Andrews. Penny asked the attendees about their views on values of the profession and started a lively debate in the room.
Thanks again NLPN – we look forward to the next event!