Thriving in your Career Pt 2 - a free face-to-face event for Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic colleagues

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Sponsored by EBSCO

About this event

Date: Friday 9th June 2023
Time: 1.00 - 4.30pm
Available places: 50
Closing date for bookings: 2nd June 2023
Venue: In person, University of Leeds (Edward Boyle Library Conference Room)

This free face-to-face event hopes to build on the collaborative and supportive event we ran in June 2022.

It continues the theme of how we can best thrive in our careers, whether we are looking to progress into a new role or want to develop in our current one, and includes space for us to recognise the structural barriers that stand in our way.

We encourage staff at all grades to attend.

Refreshments will be provided throughout the afternoon, provided by our sponsor for the event, EBSCO.


Sponsored Places
We are offering several sponsored places for this event to staff in ALN member libraries, generously sponsored by EBSCO.  

We would like to encourage those who may otherwise experience barriers to attending to apply for the sponsored places. The sponsorship will cover your travel to the event (train/bus/petrol/taxis to the station etc). 

The recipients will be asked to produce a personal response to the event, for example, by contributing to social media during the day, producing a blog/vlog post summarising the day or another creative way of showcasing their experiences.   

To apply for one of the sponsored places, please email, using the email subject ‘ALN Sponsored Places Application’ and include the following information:   

  • Your name, job title and name of institution   

  • A short paragraph on why you feel attending the event will be beneficial to you (max 350 words)

  • Your thoughts on how you might share your experiences before, during and after the event   

The deadline for responses is Friday 19th May 2023.  We will inform successful applicants on Tuesday 23rd May 2023.

The programme will include:

  • A “Time to Talk” sharing session, for which we'd welcome themes or questions to be addressed via our form.
  • The launch of our new group - the Global Equity Network (GEN)
  • Time for reflection
  • Presentations - lightning talks / project work
  • Josh Sendall as our keynote speaker

How can you get involved?
The presentations session will be an opportunity to celebrate the work of BAME / ethnic minority staff in the sector, regardless of experience. This will be a space to present work about any aspect of your practice as an information professional. We hope to provide a safe and supportive environment for you to share ideas and ask for feedback, but to also provide a platform for those who may not have had the opportunity to present work in a professional context before.  If you would like to apply to present, please complete our form, where you will also find more information about the kind of things we'd be interested to see. 


Tour of Brotherton Library 
There will also be an optional tour of the Brotherton Library, prior to the main event, from 11:30 until 12:00. This will be followed by tours of the Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery and the Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery from 12:00 until 12:30. Please could those participating in the tour report to the Brotherton Library Reception just before 11:30?