South Normanton hotel to host major librarianship event

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The economy of the South Normanton area should receive a boost when librarians from around the country gather there for their profession’s key national event.

The Derbyshire Hotel is the venue for The National School Librarian’s Group annual conference from 4th-6th April- the first time it has been held outside the South East for many years.

The weekend conference will be packed with talks, keynotes, panel discussions and workshops.

Librarians from Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire will get the chance to meet authors, publishers and other industry representatives, view the exhibitions and network with librarians from across the country.

The SLG Conference is the key academic opportunity for professional librarians who contribute to the teaching and learning of their schools.

Sally McIntosh of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, (CILIP) said: “We have been very fortunate in persuading the CILIP organisation to hold the annual conference at the Derbyshire Hotel, South Normanton this year. This will be the first time the meeting has been held outside the South East of England for many years. A host of leading academics, educationalists and authors make this year’s conference an un-missable event.

“It will also provide excellent networking opportunities with librarians from across the country, many of whom are leaders in their field.

“In particular, those librarians undergoing ACLIP or Chartership will benefit from an excellent CPD event as well as being able to discuss library and education issues with their peers.”

This year’s conference is entitled Enquiring Minds, concentrating on challenging school librarians to develop and inspire students.