Tuesday, 12 April 2016

MmIT 2016 Conference - Digital Citizenship : What is the library's role?

Andy Tattersall
Andy Tattersall
Andy Tattersall is secretary of the Cilip MmIT Committee and this year they will be hosting their fourth conference in Sheffield at The Edge conference centre on the theme of Digital Citizen. Calls for papers are now taking place, details below. MmIT's remit is to promote the use of technologies within the library and information sector.

Digital Citizenship : What is the library's role?

MmIT 2016 Conference

Mon, 12th Sep 2016 - 10:00am to Tue, 13th Sep 2016 - 4:00pm
A conference which explores and discusses several digital citizenship themes and the role and responsibility of the library and the librarian in supporting citizenry in the digital world.
Keep your diary clear on 12th-13th September 2016 so you can come and join us for our annual conference!
Digital citizenship is a term often used to describe how people acquire and use their digital and online skills and experiences in order to further achieve and develop in their personal, professional and social roles. MmIT believe that libraries across all sectors play a significant role in supporting and developing digital citizenship with our user communities.
With four expert keynote speakers confirmed, the conference seeks to facilitate discussion and the sharing of good practice in answer to some of these questions plus more, with colleagues from across all sectors of the library and information world.

Call for papers

Have you got something to say about the library's role in digital citizenship? Respond to our call for papers now! Deadline 5:00pm Monday 16th May.


The conference themes will consist of, your library’s role in:
  • Digital access and inclusion
  • Digital literacy
  • Digital communications (including digital profiles, reputation)
  • Digital law
  • Digital security


Our keynote speakers have been confirmed as:
  • Chris Stokes, Joint Director of Digital Learning, University of Sheffield
  • Kevin Curran, Reader in Computer Science and Group Leader for the Ambient Intelligence Research Group, University of Ulster
  • Madeline Barrett, Head of Libraries, Heritage and Arts, London Borough of Sutton.

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