Friday, 12 February 2010

Training in Leeds

A few years ago there existed a group called the Consortium which was organised by Sally Gibbs, then of Leeds Metropolitan University. It organised training events for library staff. Sally left Leeds Met and the Consortium ceased to operate.
I am keen to resurect the Consortium under the aegis of SINTO. The idea is that librarians in Leeds should get together and plan training events which would then be administered by SINTO. What I need from Leeds librarians is:
  1. Ideas for events to meet the needs of librarians in Leeds
  2. Help with providing venues
  3. Help in identifying speakers, especially local experts

SINTO would book the rooms and speakers, circulate publicity and take the bookings.

I have written to my contacts at Leeds University, Leeds Metropolitan University and Leeds Public Libraries and am looking forward to their response. If there is anyone else in the Leeds area who would like to get involved, get in touch.


KevDeri said...

Is this Leeds specific? Are there any librarians left in Kirklees, Bradford, Calderdale, Wakefield who might be interested in similar or joint working?
Kev (Kirklees Librarian)

Carl said...

I am trying to set this up area by area so Leeds was first but I would welcome the same in other areas.