Career Stories

Date and Time: Tuesday 27th June 2017 6pm-8pm

Venue: Business & IP Centre, First Floor,The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB

Booking: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/careers-stories-tickets-34619108686

Speakers:

Neil Infield, Business & IP Centre Manager, British Library

Sally Connor, Strategic Analyst, EY

Virginia Malone, Head of Library Services, University of Greenwich

Cerys Hearsey, Principal & Lead Consultant, Postshift


The information and library profession has seen great changes over the last 20 years. Many of the jobs that exist now were simply undreamt of when many people began their careers. At the same time, many roles have disappeared.  To thrive, information professionals have had to continuously adapt and acquire new skills whilst promoting the value of their traditional ones.

Four seasoned professionals drawn from different industry sectors share their career stories with us tonight.  What have been the highlights (and lowlights) of their careers? What would they have done differently if they had the chance? Where do they see future opportunities in the profession developing?

There will be a short break for refreshments mid-way through the talks.

When we have heard from the final speaker, the panel will take your questions.

We must have left the British Library by 8pm but this doesn’t mean the end of the evening! There will be an opportunity to continue the conversation in a local pub.

Cost:
Members Free

Non-members £8 +  booking fee. Price includes sandwiches, snacks and drinks at the British Library.

Practicalities
Please meet in the networking area of the Business & IP Centre on the first floor. We will then move to the adjoining Orange Room.

The talks will start promptly at 6:15pm as we need to leave the British Library by 8pm.


Schedule

6:00-6:15 Meet

6:15 Talks start promptly

6:45 15-minute interval for food and drinks

7:00 Second two speakers followed by Q&A

7:50 Leave British Library and continue the conversation at a local pub

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