Tickets to the second InfoFest Kent conference are now on sale. This is a joint event between the University of Kent and CILIP in Kent and this year the conference will focus on diversity and inclusivity in the library spaces.
Who should attend?
Librarians and information professionals from all sectors who are interested in promoting diversity within their workplace. We aim to offer a range of resources so all attendees have something practical they can take with them to use in their work. Our speakers come from a range of libraries including school, university and public.
Templeman Library, University of Kent, Library Road, Canterbury CT2 7NU.
The Canterbury Campus of University of Kent have excellent transport links via motorway or pubic transport. Details on how to get to us are available here.
Book your place
Attendance costs £60 and includes lunch and refreshments for the day. Visit our store to book your place.
There is accommodation available on campus for anyone who would like to book an overnight stay.
If you would like a promotional stand at this event please contact ISengagement@kent.ac.uk for details.
We have an exciting range of speakers from a variety of sectors speaking on the following topics:
What does diversity and inclusion mean for school libraries?
Barbara Bond – School Library Consultant
Free to empower: challenging inequalities through information literacy
Rhian Wyn-Williams – Academic Skill Tutor, Liverpool John Moores University
Representing LGBTQIA users and workers in libraries
Ash Green Digital Project Librarian & Binni Brynolf Digital Resource Librarian, Chatham House
How we came to ‘Having our say’…
Simone Clunie – Cataloging & System Librarian, Lincoln University Pennyslvania, USA & Pearl Adzei-Stonnes, Acquisition & Interlibrary Loan Librarian, Richmond VA, USA
Decolonising Library Collections towards inclusive collections policies
Kevin Wilson – Academic Liaison and Collection Development Manager, LSE Library
Everyone’s welcome: diversity and inclusion in Kent’s public libraries
Sarah Bedingfield – Service Manager Innovation & Aisha Affejee – Business Development Officer, both at Libraries, Registration & Archives, Kent County Council
Read at Leicester: a campaign to encourage students to take time out from their studies to read for leisure
Heena Karavadra – Academic Librarian, University of Leicester
Our keynote speaker is Dr Kit Heyam. Kit is a transgender awareness trainer, academic researcher and activist.
Any queries about the event please contact ISengagement@kent.ac.uk