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CILIP Conference Reimagined 2020 - Conference Report

Last year was one of ‘reimagining’ and adapting when circumstances are not ideal, and of course the CILIP Conference was no exception. Having only begun my role in health libraries in late March 2020, I was absolutely delighted to receive a YOHHLNet Bursary for November’s CILIP conference, an event that I have always been keen to participate in but never previously managed to attend. Unlike previous years (but maybe setting the precedent for several years to come), instead of getting to head off merrily on a train to some far flung destination (or Manchester), and spend break times chatting over complimentary coffee with librarians from near and far, I attended the CILIP Conference from the PC in my bedroom.…

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Good citizens in a fairer world with libraries as third places

Walking along Oxford Road in Manchester brought back memories of my time studying for an MA in Library and Information Management at Manchester Metropolitan University. I have only visited this part of Manchester a couple of times since graduating and this was my first time on official library business; my first time at the CILIP conference, having received a bursary from CILIP Yorkshire & Humber.…

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