New professionals and PhD students: register this week for a chance of a DREaM workshops travel bursary

DREaM logoToday we have been busy sending out application forms for the six £150 travel bursaries to support the participation of new professionals and PhD students in the three DREaM project workshops.

If you are a PhD student or a new professional (someone who has joined the profession since 2007) and have not yet had a chance to register for the three events, please ensure you do so this week so that there is time for us to send you the bursary application form and for you to complete and return it to us by the deadline of Tuesday 4th October at midday. You make your registration by completing this online form. You will then receive an e-mail as confirmation of your registration. (If you have any problems in registering, please contact Hazel Hall.)

The first workshop is on Tuesday 25th October at the Edinburgh Napier Craighouse campus (full programme details available). The second workshop will be held at the British Library Conference Centre on Monday 30th January 2012, and the third at Edinburgh Napier Craighouse campus once again on Wednesday 25th April 2012.

Registrations open for the DREaM project workshops

Registrations are open for the three DREaM project workshops (as a set). These take place at:

  • Edinburgh Napier University in Edinburgh on Tuesday 25th October 2011 (full details available);
  • the British Library in London on Monday 30th January 2012;
  • Edinburgh Napier University in Edinburgh on Wednesday 25th April 2012.

There is no charge to attend these events.

If you are a PhD student or a new professional (someone who has joined the profession since 2007), you are also eligible to apply for one of six travel bursaries of up to £150. These are offered to help support participation in the workshops and the DREaM network. Please note your eligibility to apply for a bursary when you register online, and we will send you the application details. The closing date for bursary applications will be Tuesday 4th October so please ensure that you register before this date so that there is time for us to send you the details on how to apply.

To secure a place at the workshops please register here. Your registration will be confirmed by e-mail by the system.

(If you are unsure as to whether or not your registration has been successful, please contact Hazel Hall to check. Thank you.)

Christine Irving joins the DREaM project team

Christine Irving

We are pleased to introduce readers of the LIS Research Coalition blog to Christine Irving. Christine has joined Hazel Hall’s team in Edinburgh to help with the forthcoming three linked DREaM project workshops.

Christine has written a few words of introduction:

I’m delighted to be involved in assisting with the organising of the workshops. They are a great opportunity for LIS professionals to develop their research skills and join the LIS research community .

As a person who always likes to ask questions, seek out information and share knowledge, my LIS research skills were developed through an Information Management degree at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh. This then led to LIS research project work and a subsequent career. I am currently working freelance and am about to start writing a book about information literacy in the workplace, public libraries and lifelong learning. This is based upon my research work as Researcher/Project Officer on the Scottish Information Literacy Project.

I am a member of several CILIP special interest groups. These include the Library and Information Research Group (LIRG) of which I am the current secretary. I am also part of the events team which organises and delivers a range of research workshops. LIRG fully supports the work of the LIS Research Coalition and it’s great to strengthen that connection with my involvement with the DREaM project.

I look forward to working with the DREaM project, to seeing the workshops take place and to meeting all the workshop participants.

Christine can be contacted at her LIS Research Coalition e-mail address: christine.irving@lisresearch.org

Library and Information Research publishes article about the DREaM project

The latest issue of Library and Information Research (the journal of CILIP’s Library and Information Group (LIRG)) includes an article on the DREaM project by Hazel Hall, Stephanie Kenna and Charles Oppenheim. The full text can be downloaded from: http://www.lirg.org.uk/lir/ojs/index.php/lir/article/view/475/516

DREaM workshop series news

Following the success of the DREaM project launch conference the project team has been working on the workshop programme and keeping details of those who intend to register for the set of three workshops. Registrations for the workshops will open soon. In the meantime we are asking anyone who would like to pre-register to contact Hazel Hall. We would also be pleased to welcome those who share the interests of other members of the DREaM network to join the DREaM project online community.