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Steering Group needed to scope CILIP’s new LGBTQ+ Network

"In early 2020 CILIP will launch a new network for library and information professionals who identify as LGBTQ+ and we are currently setting up a Steering Group to scope this network. You’ll find its Terms of Reference here. The Steering Group will be co-chaired by Binni Brynolf and John Vincent, who were nominated by CILIP’s Community, Diversity and Equality Group.

If you wish to be considered for the Steering Group we invite you to complete a short application form giving details of the knowledge and experience you could bring to the Group, the level you currently work at, and the sector/s you have worked in. This is to ensure the Group is made up of people from different sectors, working at different levels, but please do not be deterred from applying if you are at the beginning of your career and do not have any work experience, or if you are not working at present. The deadline for applications is 5pm on November 1st 2019.

The Steering Group’s first meeting will be at CILIP HQ on December 3rd, and CILIP will reimburse reasonable travel expenses."

Further details on CILIP website.

Blogs you might be interested in

  • Anne Harding Training - Anne blogs on reading, literacy, working with young people, and the courses she runs across the cultural sector.
  • DCN - Disability Co-operative Network for Museums - "We are working with national charities, organisations, people with disabilities, academics, groups, disability networks in other sectors, curators and managers to promote and embed inclusive practice in the heritage and cultural sector."
  • LGBT people and the UK cultural sector - this blog builds on the content of the book, LGBT people and the UK cultural sector, and aims to add new developments and missing stories of LGBTQ people in the cultural sector.
  • Museums and Autism - "A blog about how museums can improve support for autistic spectrum visitors, with practical advice and examples from museums and autistic people"
  • Race Matters, the Runnymede Trust blog
  • Speak Out London – Diversity City the LGBTQ Oral History project based at London Metropolitan Archives
  • SpeakUP - blog "run by IFLA’s Advisory Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression, for exploring how the work of libraries is shaped by, and can promote, human rights around the world"
  • ViMLoC - Visible Minority Librarians of Canada Network
  • The Wheeled Librarian - "The chronicles of a librarian with a physical disability."

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