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Talent Untapped: BAME Academic Librarians' KnowledgeX

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Talent Untapped: BAME Academic Librarians' KnowledgeX


University of East London (UEL) Libraries hosts Talent Untapped: BAME Academic Librarians' KnowledgeX. This will be a safe space for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) library and information professionals to exchange information about careers and key issues in the academic library and information sector, as well as network to develop sustainable support systems.

We are now seeking expressions of interest in presenting, including the opening address, and leading practical workshops on the following topics:  

  • Inclusive resources
  • Innovations in information and digital literacy
  • Use of technology
  • Emerging careers and existing careers in the profession
  • Career management and progression (i.e. tips on developing profiles, writing CVs and applications, interviewing, CPD)
  • Becoming a researcher or writing for academic publications
  • Mentoring, coaching or sponsorship
  • Imposter syndrome or tokenism
  • Any other ideas of interest to BAME communities

This is a safe space in which to develop skills in presenting, facilitating workshops, or supporting an event.  Support will be provider for first time presenters. 

Please provide a paragraph describing your presentation or workshop to by 1 September 2019.  Indicative timings for presentations and workshops are 30 to 40 minutes and lightning talks are anticipated to be around 10 minutes. 

There will also be an opportunity to visit the UEL library at Stratford. 

Bookings for the event will commence at the end of Summer 2019. Admission is free. 

This event is supported by the UEL BAME Network, SCONUL and CILIP BAME Network. 

On Twitter follow @UEL_Library and search for #BAMElibTalent. 

For any queries, please email

Friday, 8 November 2019

University of East London Stratford Campus

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