Tuesday, 18 September 2007

CPD Events from SINTO

It's time to have another look at some forthcoming training events from SINTO.

On Monday 8th October at 2pm Paul Clarke of the European Information Association is giving a half day Introduction to European Information. Paul will cover the development of the European Union and how it works. he will then look at the most important websites for EU information and how to keep up to date. Delegates will have the opportunity for a hands-on practice session. The EU has an impact on many aspect of people's lives and it is important to be able to separate fact from fiction. This event will be a valuable introduction or refresher for staff from all types of library.

Mission Critical is another half-day event on Wednesday 24th October, this time in the morning. Barbara Sen of the Department of Information Studies University of Sheffield will lead a workshop on Critical Success Factors. This is a business technique for identifying what is really important to an organisation. Barbara will look at the history of this concept and how CSFs can be used to help you and your organisation focus on priorities. Barbara is piloting this workshop with SINTO as part of the course she is offering at the DIS and we are able to offer this at the low price of £10 plus VAT.

Unfortunately the first event we were offering this year, on financial management, had to be cancelled due to lack of take up. By contrast an event we are running at the end of the year has booked up so fast that we are planning to repeat it. Promoting Reading to Young People in Libraries is presented by Anne Harding and will look at how school and public libraries can raise the profile and appeal for young people aged eleven and above. It will be run on Tuesday 11th December but because of the high level of demand we are planning to run it again on the 29th January 2008. Places are available for both dates at present but book fast.

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