Okay, this is an index post basically to which I shall gradually add links into my posts from my scribbled notes of all the talks! This will just keep it all linked together in one post.
So I shall start by saying this is not 100% of every syllable spoken (I don't scribble that fast!).
But it is the main gen and as accurate as reading my scribbles can get it.
So for anyone interested who couldn't make it, or who was there and belatedly wished they'd scribbled more, this might help a bit. For the main programme this is just what they said and a few links into things they were talking about, there's no additional comment on these at all.
I've a done comments post too on thing things I particularly liked mind!
Main Speakers -
Welcome and Introductions - Councillor Ged Bell, Deputy Cabinet Member for Culture and Leisure, Newcastle City Council [In which he discussed the Newcastle library offer and his views on the volunteering debate]
Leading in the Big Society - Penny Wilkinson, Chief Executive, Northern Rock Foundation
[Look at personal career migration across sectors, challenges of working in the Big Society, how organisations need to adapt and change]
Digital Access for All -
[Broken up into two separate talks]
Mark Taylor, Society of Chief Librarians
[Outlining initiatives and projects SCL are involved in with regards to digital access and digital literacy]
Ann Rossiter, Executive Director, SCONUL
[Giving examples of innovation and opportunity coming from the digital agenda for the sector and beyond]
Main Speakers -
Welcome back - Lord John Shipley, member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Libraries and former Leader Newcastle City Council
[On libraries as integral to a civilised society and challenges facing them]
Presidential Address - Phil Bradley, President, CILIP
[On volunteers, the power of libraries and librarians and how to harness it]
Celebration of Achievements and Close of the Day - compered by a mixture of Annie, Kath Owen, Phil and John Dolan
[On the value of qualifications and awarding qualifications to individual members present, ACLIP, Chartership, FCLIP, Hon. FCLIP, Mentor of the Year Award]
Optional Tours of Newcastle City Library
Final content about rest of the day when I've recovered from the typing up thus far! Almost there now (slumps).