Now in its fourth year, Talis welcomes library professionals in higher education to Talis Insight Europe 2018, a two-day conference in Birmingham. The event explores the latest topics in higher education such as the TEF and the impact of technology on teaching and learning as well as presenting experiences of library professionals. This is the fourth time Talis have hosted this annual conference which will take place at the REP Theatre on 1–2 May 2018.
The keynotes come from Professor John Grattan, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Student Experience and International, Aberystwyth University, who will present on quality and the student experience in a marketised economy. You will also hear from Diane Job, Director of Library Services, University of Birmingham, Kate Price, University Librarian, Queen Mary University of London, and Jane Harvell, Interim University Librarian, University of Sussex.
This year, the agenda incorporates more student voices. Laura Ritchie, Professor of Learning and Teaching, University of Chichester, will be speaking about her experiences of integrating reading lists into her teaching. She’ll be bringing along two of her students, who will speak about their learning experience and play jazz live on stage.
There will be talks from the Talis team, including a keynote from CEO David Errington who will be sharing our vision and future direction. Over the two days, sessions will also include a combination of further updates from Talis as well as presentations contributed by the Talis User Group community, exchanging ideas and best practices.
The awards dinner on the evening of the first day will provide delegates with a chance to network and interact and an opportunity to see the Talis Aspire Community’s achievements from the past 12 months.
Talis help universities in eight countries, including over 65% of all UK universities, to manage and deliver learning resources online. Talis services integrate with all major ILS and LMS solutions together with a range of authentication services, Reproduction Rights Organisations (RRO), bookstores and content providers. The cloud-based SaaS system hosts nearly 500,000 reading lists, with over 20 million references, serving in excess of 176 million views of reading lists by students each year.
Online registration closes on 6 April 2018. The full programme speaker line-up and registration information can be found on the official conference website: talis.com/insight