CILIPS Autumn Gathering. 20th October 2016, Glasgow

For anyone who wasn’t fortunate enough to make to the CILIPS Autumn Gathering here is a report from Paul Gray, Scottish Government Librarian

Scottish Government Library

Always a highlight of my work calendar, this year’s Autumn Gathering was a full and varied day with plenty of interest to this government librarian.  And of course a great place to meet those colleagues I’ve only worked with via phone or email over the year.

I’ll be posting a link to the conference presentation and talks when they are available, but there was also plenty of Tweetage to get a sense of what the hot topics were. Here are my key points from the day:

Keynote talk on ‘Library as Third Place’ – Diane Bruxvoort, University of Aberdeen Librarian and Director
Wikipedia defines Third Place as the social surroundings separate from the two usual social environments of home (“first place”) and the workplace (“second place”). Examples of third places would be environments such as cafes, clubs or parks.  Diane explained how the Sir Duncan Rice Library opened in 2012…

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