Presenting historic libraries in the digital world:
Historic Libraries Forum 2021 Conference and AGM

Wednesday 1st December 2021, 2pm-5pm GMT
Tickets available from eventbrite for £5:

Join the Historic Libraries Forum for a fascinating trio of case studies exploring the various ways historic libraries have sought to engage their users and stakeholders online. The event will start with a short AGM and finish with a round table featuring librarians from a variety of historic/special libraries discussing their experiences under Covid-19.

Draft Schedule

14.00 Welcome, introductions and housekeeping

14.05 Historic Libraries Forum AGM

14.20 Session One

Enhancing collection access, online and off – Mari James (Library Development Officer, St David’s Cathedral)

Engaging digital volunteers – Tom Bilson (Head of Digital Media, The Courtauld)

15.15 Break

15.30 Session Two

Delivering a successful online event – Dr Jamie Cumby (Assistant Curator of Rare Books & Manuscripts, Linda Hall Library)

Has Covid-19 exacerbated a digital divide in our sector? Round table discussion

Steven Archer (Sub-Librarian, Trinity College, Cambridge), Julie Davis (County Local Studies Librarian, Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre), Dr Helen Kemp (Plume Librarian, Thomas Plume’s Library) and Emma Laws (Devon and Exeter Institution)

16.30 Close

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