Some CPD dates for the diary

Autumn is traditionally a busy season for conferences and professional development/CPD events and my diary is rapidly filling up.  Some highlights are described below and they show the range of topics, speakers and formats available.First up is NetIKX's September workshop, which Chris Collison will facilitate.  The event marks the two thirds point for the network's ‘framework for seminars' and provides the opportunity for delegates to consider future priorities for CPD - for themselves, their organisations, for NetIKX and the ‘profession'.  Chris is an excellent facilitator who will no doubt enable delegates to focus clearly on key priorities. Other events I have signed up for include the RSA lecture ‘Value-based social change' which focuses on how India's self-help movement is achieving sustainable social change amongst the poorest and most disenfranchised groups.  I am looking forward to hearing how such communities have been empowered and to exploring opportunities for other types of organisation to learn from such initiatives.At the beginning of November I will be attending Axiell's two-day Rethinking Libraries Symposium in London.  Hosted by the London Libraries Consortium, the event will focus on new opportunities for libraries including new forms of partnership and new user groups.Before that, of course, I will be attending, and blogging and tweeting from, Internet Librarian International 2011.  During the conference last year ILI2010 was a Twitter trend!  A year in social media is a long time, and the growth in the number of Twitter accounts and traffic makes it unlikely that a niche event could trend this year - but you never know!  Please make a note of the hashtag (#ILI2011) now, and let's see what we can do!