Event 3: 19 March 2020

The third RIVAL network event will be held on Thursday 19 March 2020 in Edinburgh.

  • Registration for this event and RIVAL events 2 and 4 will open after RIVAL event 1 in July 2019
  • Registration will be free to Scotland-based members of the library and information science practitioner and research communities who have joined the RIVAL network. (Network membership includes a commitment to participate at this and two other events in November 2019 and July 2020.)
  • Funding is available to subsidise delegate travel and accommodation costs associated with participation at RIVAL events 2, 3 and 4. Details on how to claim costs will be mailed to delegates upon registration.
10:00‑10:30 Registration/coffee
10:30‑10:45 Introduction: Professor Hazel Hall (Edinburgh Napier University)
10:45‑11:30 Keynote: ‘Public library services and citizenship: a longitudinal analysis of roles, impact, and value’: Leo Appleton (Goldsmiths, University of London)
11:30‑12:00 Ice-breaker: an opportunity to renew contact with fellow members of the RIVAL network
12:00‑12:30 Unconference half-hour: a selection of RIVAL network members share updates in plenary
12:30‑13:15 Lunch
13:15‑14:00 Research into Practice case study 3
Digital library futures: the impact of e-legal deposit in the academic sector
Dr Paul Gooding (Glasgow University)
14:00‑15:00 RIVAL network planning for event 4
What do the RIVAL network members think of the proposed programme for event 4 in July 2020 that has been developed following the discussion of ideas at event 2? In this round table session members will provide feedback on the proposed programme.
15:00‑15:15 Tea
15:15‑16:00 Research into Practice case study 4
Syrian new Scots’ information literacy way-finding practices
Dr Konstantina Martzoukou and
Professor Simon Burnett (Robert Gordon University)
16:00‑16:15 Closing remarks