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Getting your message across:making the most of mobile technologies and social media in FEUKSG presents the sixth in their popular series of events focusing specifically on managing e-resources and new technologies in the Further Education sector.Many thanks to our event supporters:...


Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 09:00 GMT
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 17:00 GMT

About the Event

Getting your message across:
making the most of mobile technologies and social media in FE

UKSG presents the sixth in their popular series of events focusing specifically on managing e-resources and new technologies in the Further Education sector.

Many thanks to our event supporters:

     EBSCO   ●   Eduserv - Chest Agreements      JCS Online Resources   ●   SAGE

This seminar will examine how far mobile technologies and social media have enabled us to engage with our users in a more direct way.  From live chat to Twitter, we will be hearing about a wide range of innovations that are happening within the sector.


The event is FREE to FE institution delegates and includes refreshments and lunch, as well as a PRIZE DRAW for a fully expensed place at the UKSG 2016 Annual Conference in Bournemouth!

During the day there will be opportunities to hear from practitioners within FE about how they have introduced new ways of delivering high impact services, facilitating discussions about the success of these innovations.  The day will provide you with ideas on how you can also innovate at your own institution.  Alongside your colleagues from other institutions, we will be hearing from some key vendors about the new resources and services that they are introducing.  There will also be a small exhibition which will give delegates the opportunity to meet with vendors who specialise in providing e-resources to the Further Education sector, as well as being a platform for discussion, problem solving and networking.

Feedback from previous UKSG E-Resources for Further Education events:

•    ”Excellent day.  Useful accessible information.  Thank you.”
•    ”Lots of opportunities to network and catch up with other institutions.”
•    ”The speakers were uniformly excellent, the vendors informative and interesting.”  
•    “I liked the whole atmosphere of the day, particularly the mix of practitioners and suppliers and the friendliness of all concerned to help on the day and in the future.”



The Library of Birmingham (Meeting Rooms 101 and 104)
Centenary Square
Broad Street
B1 2ND

Tel.: 0121 303 6700 (Reception)


10.00   Registration and coffee
10.20   Welcome and introduction by the Chair and UKSG representative
Vicki McGarvey, Learning and Information Services Manager, Staffordshire University

10.30   Mobile Moodle
Sonia Staneland, E-Learning Officer, Croydon College

11.00   Vendor presentations:

               JCS Online Resources

11.30   Break and exhibition viewing

11.50   Box of Broadcasts: accessing TV and radio on your phone, tablet and desktop
Alex Morris, Communications and Marketing Officer, BUFVC

12.20   Vendor presentations:
               Eduserv - Chest Agreements 

12.50   Lunch and exhibition viewing

14.00   Reading list software – the answer to “Why don’t you have this book in stock?”
Eileen Norris, Learning Resources Manager, Blackpool and the Fylde College

14.30   Jisc support for mobile learning
Carl Fry, Account Manager, Jisc

15.00   Break, exhibition viewing and UKSG 2016 Prize Draw

15.20   Discussion groups (on the use of social media)

15.50   Feedback and wrap-up

16.00   Close of seminar followed by an opportunity to tour the Library

How to book

This event is now fully booked.  For further information please contact Karen Sadler at UKSG by e-mail or by phone: +44 (0)1865 310834.

Venue location details will be sent with confirmation of booking.


Whilst this event is free we still need to know numbers for capacity/catering purposes so please advise us by Tuesday 24 November 2015 if you need to cancel your attendance.

NB:  UKSG reserves the right to alter or vary the programme due to events or circumstances beyond its reasonable control.



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