Thursday 24 May 2012

Meet other cpd23 participants!

Some local professional groups have started organising events specifically for, or open to, cpd23 participants.  We'll keep a list of them here.  If you know of such an event, let us know and we'll add the details.

Forthcoming events: 

London, Tuesday 12 June
Hannah is organising a meet-up for people in London on 12 June.  It'll be in the courtyard of Somerset House, meeting at the Fernandez & Wells cafe from 6pm.  Full details are available on Hannah's blog.  All are welcome.

Oxford, Wednesday 13 June
Meeting for participants and other library folk from 5.15pm in the Mitre on the High Street.

Cambridge, Thursday 14 June
The CILIP East of England branch is organising an informal networking evening at the Boathouse Pub.  It's open to everyone, whether or not you're a CILIP member or a CPD23 participant.  Full details on the East of England branch blog.

Wolverhampton, Thursday 14 June
The CILIP West Midlands branch is organising an informal networking evening from 6pm at The Moon Under Water (near the rail and bus station).  It's open to everyone, whether or not you're a CILIP member or a CPD23 participant. Full details on the CILIP West Midlands branch blog.

Past events:

Brighton, Wednesday 16 May
Inaugural Sussex Library Tweetup, from 7.30pm onwards.  For "librarians, shambrarians, library assistants and information ninjas of every stripe. A chance to meet some of the wonderful people working in our region, socialise and share ideas and experiences. Vegetarian food available until 9pm, free wifi. Non-tweeters welcome!".

Cardiff, Wednesday 16 May

CLIC (Cardiff: Libraries in Co-operation) is organising an information meet-up for anyone participating in, or thinking about participating in, the cpd23 course.  It's happening on the evening of Wednesday 16th May, in Cardiff, and is open to anyone in the area.

Full details are available on Kristine's blog, here: Cardiff CPD23 meet-up.

Glasgow, Friday 18 May
SALCTG (the Scottish Academic Libraries Cooperative Training Group) has invited cpd23 participants to come along to their 'Cellos and Bellows' visit to the libraries of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the Glasgow Piping Centre this Friday lunchtime and afternoon.  Full details, including how to sign up, are available on the SALCTG blog.


  1. Not strictly a cpd23 event. but we're having a Tweetup (Cellos and Bellows) in Glasgow this Friday, 18th May. More details here:-

    1. What a lovely event. I'll put out something about in on cpd23 channels tomorrow.

  2. Hi all,

    Our first Sussex Library Tweetup is taking place in Brighton tomorrow (Weds 16th May) - cpd23 participants are more than welcome to join us, tweeters or not! Details here:

  3. Hello everyone!
    Would anyone be interested in a London meet-up? Katie has suggested the week of 11th June as the "thing" is real networking.
    I would like to propose Tuesday 12th June at Somerset House from 6pm. I can organise a room if necessary but there is a very nice cafe in the Courtyard that does amazing custard tarts...

    1. I'd be so up for a meet up. Would be good to meet other cpd bods!

    2. That's sounds like a great idea. I would be interested.

  4. Hannah,

    I'd be up for meet up on 12 June at Somerset House. So count me in.

    1. I would love to meet other participants at Somerset house.

  5. Excellent!! 12th June 6pm at Somerset House it is!! I suggest Fernandez & Wells ( - it can be a bit pricey but totally worth it for the cake and we can sit in the courtyard if it is sunny or steal a room if it's not. Looking forward to seeing you all there. Katie - would you be able to publicise this a bit more? I'll have to think of some kind of "carrying a red rose" signal for you all!!

    1. Sounds lovely. Will put it out on the jungle drums tomorrow.

  6. I'm organising a meet up in Oxford on 13th June. Details are here

  7. Hi,

    It's not strictly a meet up for CPD23 participants, but we're holding an event on living and working abroad (for library and info profs) on Tuesday 31st July. Would you mind adding to your events listing? Details are here:



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