Join us on Friday 1 March 2024 for an interactive celebration of all things digital.

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Overview

Want to know how digital technology can drive innovation, engage customers, make efficiencies and create user-friendly, inclusive library services? Join us for a new event, Press Play, to showcase exciting ideas and inspiring examples co-curated with the sector. The programme reflects the digital aspirations of library services across the country. Informal in nature with sessions in a range of formats from workshops and round tables, to ignite talks and interactive sessions, ask the expert and anything in between.

Spotlighting some of the brilliant projects developed by LibraryOn grant recipients, you’ll hear the journeys about delivery of the projects and pick up some top tips and insights to take back with you.

Programme

We're excited to reveal the first look at our programme for LibraryOn: Press Play!

Full programme

Timetable of the day

Explore ways to tell stories about your library. Delve into TikTok and video content with a sector expert, use Instagram effectively with Halton Libraries, and find out how to set up a multimedia studio in your space.

Learn about data. Discover data visualisation journeys through a live demo with Libraries Hacked, harness the power of open data with a panel of sector leaders, and hear about building your audience with data analytics.

Demystify AI and uncover practical applications for libraries, learn how to communicate more clearly with stakeholders, and discuss digital inclusion with the experts.

Get inspired by some of our brilliant grant projects, sharing insights on accessible tech, virtual tours, and user research, and by leading sector innovators from both home and abroad.

We will be livestreaming and recording some of the sessions for those unable to attend in person. Further details to follow.

Who should attend?

  • People who work in libraries such as digital leads, managers, and Heads of Service who oversee or deliver digital programmes. 
  • We also welcome people from other related organisations.

When and where is it?

Friday 1 March 2024, 10am – 4pm
British Library Knowledge Centre, St Pancras
Travel directions available here

How do I get tickets?

We have 200 tickets available. If you are interested in attending, please register using the entry form. We will send a booking link to successful applicants.

A maximum of four people can apply to attend per organisation. We can’t guarantee that all places will be fulfilled, but we will do our best to accommodate requests.

How much does it cost?

The places are subsidised, but there will be a nominal cost of £20 per person to attend plus a small booking fee, which will include your full ticket and refreshments. 

Bursaries available

We have 20 bursaries of up to £200 each to support travel and accommodation costs. We will also cover the ticket price. Bursaries are only available to people who work in libraries and would not otherwise be able to attend. Awards will be made by random selection and payment will be made upon submission of receipts after the event.  To apply for a bursary, email us your name, library service and contact details to [email protected].   

Accessibility

We will accommodate accessibility requirements. Please let us know details when booking your place.

We look forward to welcoming you and helping you take your digital offer to the next level.