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UKSG have developed a series of four short topical webinar sessions over 2 days focussing on the FE community - join as many or few as you wish. Don't worry if you can't join a session live, all presentations will be recorded and available to playback for all registrants.

When

November 25 2020 - 11:00
to
December 01 2020 - 16:00

Where

Online
United Kingdom

About the Event


 

Summary

Each year this popular event, free of charge to FE staff, aims to bring together learning resources and library managers to share best practice and innovation in the management, delivery and support of digital resources and library services in the further education arena. This year we will be holding four individual 75 minute online sessions over two days (25th November & 1st December), to help maximise your time and fit in around your busy day. Hear from a selection of speakers who work in and with the college sector, with the additional opportunity to get your questions answered. 

More details on each session will be available shortly, however our outline topics are:

  • Wednesday 25th November AM - Digital Wellbeing 
  • Wednesday 25th November PM - Promoting your library through the use of social media and online platforms.
  • Tuesday 1st December AM - Librarians as accessibility superheroes
  • Tuesday 1st December PM - Telling Your Accessibility Story: Creating Compliant and Learner-Focused Accessibility Statements

Join one or all sessions - these will be recorded and all registrants will be able to access them on demand following the session.

Registration

As usual these events will be free to join click here to register your attendance

Can't attend? - All sessions will be recorded, please register above to be sent access to the recordings post event.

Who should attend?

Learning resources/library staff in further education and sixth form colleges.

Sponsorship Opportunities

A number of sponsorship opportunities are available please see here for further details.

Attendee Information

To test your system ahead of time visit https://support.goto.com/webinar/system-check-attendee

With thanks to our sponsor

                                                                                       

 

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Accessibility

UKSG wants to provide the best possible experience for all our delegates, making presentations as accessible and inclusive as possible.

Our intention were possible is to strongly encourage our speakers to provide auto generated closed captioning for both live and recorded events as well as to make sure their slides as easy as possible for all people to read. In addition we can provide auto generated transcripts post event for each of the recorded sessions.

If you have particular accessibility needs or questions about this seminar/webinar, we welcome you to contact events@uksg.org

Programme

Time
Programme and Speakers
Programme
Speakers

11.00

Introduction & Welcome

Adam Say
Barton Peveril Sixth Form College

A librarian with a range of experience working in libraries from the small to the large across a variety of library sectors including Higher Education, the public sector and Further Education. Adam has worked extensively across libraries in Hampshire where he completed an MA in Information Studies with the support of Hampshire Libraries. After 13 years working in public libraries at the start of his career, concluding at Fareham Library, Adam has since worked at the University of Surrey Library and Highbury College, Portsmouth, before moving to his present role as Library Manager at Barton Peveril Sixth Form College in Eastleigh, Hampshire.

11.10

Digital Wellbeing

Laura Stephens
Barton Peveril Sixth Form College

Laura is the Learning Support Subject Leader and Tutor at Barton Peveril Sixth Form College, working at the college for the past four years. Having studied Film and Television Studies at Southampton Solent University, technology has been a key focus in helping to foster a culture of independence amongst the students she works with. Laura has developed a programme of study for students at Barton Peveril where individuals are empowered to use digital strategies to help reduce barriers to learning and increase confidence. She has recently been part of an expert panel discussion at BETT 2020, exploring ways of supporting learners with dyslexia through using assistive technology and in September 2020 she won the Pearson Silver Award for Digital Innovator of the Year. 

 

11.35

Digital Wellbeing

Julia Taylor
Jisc
Esther Barrett
Jisc

12.10

Summary & Close

14.00

Welcome & Introduction

14.10

Promoting your library through the use of social media and online platforms.

Angela Dynes
Library Manager – Northern Regional College.

Angela heads the library service at Northern Regional College. She is responsible for leading and delivering a high quality library and information service managing six campus libraries and study centres across the college. Part of her remit also involves effective management of library systems, services, and digital and information resource collections. She leads on operational plans and service strategies to develop responsive, customer focused and innovative learner services. She is also responsible for identifying, managing and leading staff teams within the College’s Library and Information Service.

Angela is also a part-time lecturer and delivers on HE Health and Social Care programmes.

15.10

Summary & Close

Time
Programme and Speakers
Programme
Speakers

11.00

Welcome and Introduction

Lis Parcell
Jisc

11.10

Librarians as accessibility superheroes

New regulations affecting colleges mean that digital learning resources must meet high standards of accessibility. These standards aim to ensure that all students can access materials without barriers. Many colleges are finding librarians to be key to developing useful processes and sourcing accessible information. Learn some ways in which librarians have supported colleges’ response to accessibility regulations. Discover some useful tips and consider how you might use your librarian skills to support your college on its path to accessibility success. No prior knowledge will be assumed and all questions, both legal and practical, are welcome.

Session sponsored by Ex Libris

 

Kellie Mote
Jisc

Kellie provides strategic advice and guidance to help colleges and universities across the UK to ensure digital content is accessible to everyone. Her interests and experience also include assistive technology, needs assessment and inclusive strategies. She manages a large accessibility community of practice that enables members to share challenges and solutions. For 20 years, Kellie has worked in and with colleges, always with a focus on building skills of staff and students, while promoting inclusive practice.

 

12.10

Summary and Close

14.00

Welcome & Introduction

Andy Tattersall
University of Sheffield

14.10

Telling Your Accessibility Story: Creating Compliant and Learner-Focused Accessibility Statements.

This session takes delegates on a journey from an overview of accessibility statements through guidelines to creating compliant & leaner focused statements as well as the key benefits in creating one.  Huw will speak about how to secure senior management buy-in while reducing legal risk, developing your institutions accessibility story to help learners to improve there outcome.  This will be in addition to addressing Third Party content and tools. 

Session sponsored by EBSCO

Huw Alexander
textBOX

Huw has been part of the publishing industry for over 20 years, working in bookselling, translation rights, and digital sales. His passion for promoting accessibility has developed over the last decade through listening to the stories and issues faced by both users and content providers.

Huw started textBOX in 2018 to provide high quality image descriptions services. textBOX is also focused on ensuring that accessibility information is available for all. The free searchBOX Directory supports the higher education sector with accessible content and contact information, and the ASPIRE evaluation service provides a framework for developing user-focused accessibility statements.

 

15.10

Summary and Close

Feedback

Feedback from previous UKSG Further Education events.

Contact

As usual these events will be free to join click here to pre-register your attendance

Please take a look at our code of conduct 

Cancellations

If you have already registered and are subsequently unable to attend, please do not cancel your registration - only active registrations will receive the recording in a follow-up e-mail.

NB: UKSG reserves the right to alter or vary the programme due to events or circumstances beyond its reasonable control without being obliged to refund monies.

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