#Citymash is a 'Mashed Library' day of workshops and conversation for people interested in doing fun stuff involving libraries and technology.

Hosted by the Department of Library and Information Science (#citylis) at City University London, the day will include practical workshop sessions for various ranges of technical ability, as well as seminars and discussions.

  • Saturday 13 June 2015
  • Registration from 9.30 a.m.
  • Programme 10 a.m. - 5 p.m
  • College Building, First Floor, Rooms A107, A108, A109, A110, A111, A112, City University London

Entrance by St John Street. Map: http://www.city.ac.uk/visit

In just over a week #citymash will be underway and so far we have had some excellent new speakers confirmed. On the day we also hope some of our participants will be inspired enough to pitch their own sessions too.

There are still spaces available if you wish to attend the event. If you'd like to register, please do so by going to our Eventbrite page. Registration is free.

In the meantime, you can view our list of speakers and skeleton programme on this site. Please note that times will be flexible due to the unconference structure.

See you soon!

Call for session leaders

Libraries in the 21st century are increasingly technology-driven, from coding to blogging, from digitisation projects to Twitter outreach. The rapidness with which these technologies are permeating the GLAM sector can sometimes be daunting and challenging for librarians and info practitioners at all levels and at all stages of their careers.

#citymash - part of the Mashed Library series of events - aims to bring together librarians and other information professionals in sharing their expertise and knowledge of using tech in a library environment.

The event will be centred around some planned workshops and sessions, as well as an unconference stream where participants can feel free to take the stage and discuss their own ideas and expertise. The aim is to provide a supportive atmosphere wherein both tech experts and novices alike can work together to break down barriers and assumptions about tech in libraries being an insurmountable challenge.

We hope to foster a lasting spirit of collaboration between professionals in the field, and, more importantly, to prove that using technology in libraries doesn’t have to be scary – and can even be fun.

To that end, we would like to put out a call for session leaders who share this ideal and would like to help their fellow librarians feel more comfortable using technology. Any experience you’ve encountered in your professional role would be invaluable to us and your peers. If you’d like to volunteer and register your interest in leading a session for #citymash, please contact Sarah Stewart sastewart@live.co.uk citing your expertise and/or your ideas for pitching a session.

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