Back to the future and into the cloud:

JIBS workshop and AGM, Friday 24th February 2012 10am-4pm

Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre at SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies) London



The event will be both a celebration of 20 years of JIBS work, and a look forward to the future skills required of librarians. Our speakers will focus on areas including skills sets for librarians, future technologies being developed to meet requirements of 21st century academic libraries, and working in the cloud. We hope this event presents opportunities for delegates to network and discuss points raised throughout the day.


Speakers and presentation titles:


Sue Cumberpatch, University of York - JIBS - 20 years and counting


Tony Hirst, academic at the Open University, Keynote Speaker - The Frictionless Library - following Ranganathan: towards "five principles for networked libraries"


Anthony Brewerton, University of Warwick - There’s a lot more to the Library than the actual building itself


Mary Auckland, librarian and consultant - You need wings to fly in the clouds: future skills for librarians


Ben Showers, JISC - Knowledge Base+: A cloud-based community knowledge base


Robert Bley, Ex Libris - Cloud Computing : what it means for libraries, library staff, training and skills


Ian Corns, Talis Aspire - Re-imagining the delivery of course resources with Talis Aspire



The AGM and presentation of the JIBS annual prize to a library school student dissertation, will be at 1 30.
There will also be a forum for discussion and debate. 

If you would like to reserve a place, please e-mail Please include:

  • Name
    Job title
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For enquiries about the event, please contact Fiona Bowtell (
or Catherine Parker (


If you are interested in joining or learning more about JIBS please go to the JIBS User Group website at