Events

Historic Libraries Forum Annual Meeting & Conference
“Any other duties as required”: skills for non-traditional library responsibilities
Christ Church, Oxford, Monday 12th November 2018
Sir Michael Dummett Lecture Theatre

As you will see, our organisers Emma Milnes and Steven Archer have put together a fantastic schedule covering some of the additional duties those working in historic libraries find themselves facing, ranging from looking after artworks and managing project budgets, to valuing your collections and complying with legislation. Lunch will be provided in the fabulous Christ Church Hall. As ever, we have kept the conference fee affordable, at £45 per person.

10:00 Registration & coffee
10:30 Introduction
10:40 Ann Sylph (Zoological Society of London) – Art works to Zoo yearbooks and
Aardvarks to Zebras – cross collection care at ZSL Library & Archives.
Highlights, challenges and the future
11:30 Coffee
11:50 Louisa Yates (Gladstone’s Library) – Big Bids and Tiny Teams: how an
independent library is managing a wonderful windfall
12:40 AGM
1:00-2:10 Lunch
2.10 – 3:00 Freda Matassa (Matassa Toffolo) – Valuing your Collection: Results of a survey
and what happened next
Judith Curthoys (Archivist – Christ Church, Oxford) – DPA: despair, panic,
anxiety? How to deal with the new data protection regulations without losing
your head.
3:00-3:30 Coffee
3:30-4:20 Dorota Antoniak (University of Oxford Disability Advisory Service) – Inclusion
and Accessibility – whose responsibility is it?
Sian Prosser & Laura Dimmock-Jones (APML Libraries) – Continuing to develop
professionally as a solo librarian
4:30 Close
Followed by a tour of Christ Church Library and a chance to see the exhibition
(optional)

NB precise timings and titles may be subject to change

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