Local Studies Conference 2022 – Tooling-up for the future – new bookings link

Date: Friday 21 October, 10.25-15.40

Location: The National Archives, Kew

Cost: £25 plus VAT (£30 inc VAT) including lunch & drinks

New bookings link: book here.

Local Studies projects, collections and staff have the power to engage people from widely different backgrounds and across the generation. They can also meet the priorities of library, archive and heritage services in innovative ways.

To help guide and inspire those who work in our field, CILIP Local Studies Group are launching the Local Studies Toolkit, a free online guide containing nearly fifty sections written and peer reviewed by some of the best local studies professionals in the country. View it now at https://lslibrarians.wordpress.com/toolkit/.

Join us at the National Archives to formally launch the CILIP LSG Local Studies Toolkit, explore inspirational projects and find out more about the nuts and bolts of local studies and heritage work in the post-COVID world including:

  • Oral history
  • Virtual events
  • Making a meaningful impact
  • Community archives
  • Attracting funding.

Speakers include former CILIP Local Studies Librarians of the Year, Martin Hayes, Tracey Williams & Norma Crowe, speakers from the National Lottery Heritage Fund together with staff from two of the UK’s most innovative collections: Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre & Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre.

There will also be an opportunity for you to choose from a number of workshops that will enable you to explore and discuss areas of heritage work that interest you, including:

  • 1922 Census
  • Copyright
  • Collection development
  • Local Studies after COVID
  • Heritage users and their needs
  • Ephemera
  • Maps
  • Directories

You can also finish the day with a Tour of the National Archives and take part in the 2022 CILIP Local Studies AGM.

To book please visit out revised bookings page.

Full details of travelling to the National Archives, including public transport links and car parking charges, please visit: https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/about/visit-us/how-to-find-us/.

For further information please contact chair.lsg@cilip.org.uk.


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