UXLibsIV – Sponsored place

We are very aware that the cost of a two-day UX conference might be out of reach for some library staff particularly in public libraries. This year we have decided to offer at least one sponsored delegate place in recognition of this fact. We may find that we are eventually able to offer two places but this depends on how many people book for the conference overall.

What does it cover?
The sponsored place covers attendance at both the full conference (including all lunches and the gala dinner) and the pre-conference UX techniques workshop, but excludes accommodation and travel.

How to apply
Please send an email to admin@uxlib.org titled ‘Sponsored place application’ by Friday 16 March 2018.
In the body of the email detail in 300 words or less why you wish to attend the conference and also how you hope to put your learning into action afterwards.

When will I hear if I have a place?
We will email the successful applicant(s) by the end of March 2018.

If you have any questions about sponsored places please email Andy Priestner.


UXLibsIV – Useful Information



This year’s conference will begin at 08:30 on Wednesday 6 June, and close at 17:00 on Thursday 7 June. There will also be a pre-conference social evening from 19:30 on 5 June at The Bessemer public house which will be a great opportunity to meet other delegates in an informal setting.


Social evening (Tuesday 5 June): The Bessemer, The Fountain Precinct, 58 Leopold St, Sheffield, S1 2GZ. Tel: +44 (0) 114 270 6760.

Conference (and pre-conference workshop) venue: Sheffield Hallam University: City Campus – Charles Street Building, 133 Charles St, Sheffield, S1 2ND. Tel: +44 (0) 114 225 2070.

Gala dinner venue (Wednesday 6 June): Cutlers’ Hall, Church St, Sheffield, S1 1HG. Tel: +44 (0) 276 8149.

UXLibsIV Venues


Below you’ll find a map showing the locations of the conference and social venues, as well as most of the hotels that are within walking distance. Click on the icons to see further information, or check out the text further below.

We advise that you check for the best hotel deals on booking.com or hotels.com for special rates, but the rates below were correct at mid-January 2018. Hotels are listed from cheapest to most expensive.

A. Premier Inn Sheffield City Centre Angel Street
Double room £75.50 (breakfast not included) for 2 nights (5/6 June)

B. Best Western Sheffield City Centre Cutlers Hotel
Winter Sale single room £82.50 incl. breakfast for 2 nights (5/6 June)

C. Travelodge Sheffield Central
Double room £88 (breakfast not included) for 2 nights (5/6 June)

D. Hotel Ibis Sheffield City
Double room £118 (£132.30 incl. breakfast) for 2 nights (5/6 June)

E. Sheffield Metropolitan Hotel
Standard king room £118.80 incl. breakfast for 2 nights (5/6 June)

F. Leopold Hotel (boutique hotel with lone female guest policy)
Double room from £180.20 (breakfast not included) for 2 nights (5/6 June)

G. Jurys Inn Sheffield
Single room £189 (£209 incl. breakfast) for 2 nights (5/6 June)

H. Novotel Sheffield Centre
Superior room £224 (£258 incl. breakfast) for 2 nights (5/6 June)

I. Mercure Sheffield – St Paul’s Hotel and Spa
Double room advance saver £258 (£278 incl. breakfast) for 2 nights (5/6 June)


By air:

Manchester airport is served by many domestic and international carriers and has a direct rail link to Sheffield both day and night with a journey time of 1hr 20mins.

If you are flying in to London (Heathrow or Gatwick) the journey time to Sheffield via London St Pancras is 3hrs 20 mins approx.

A smaller airport with fewer carriers is Doncaster Sheffield Airport, near Doncaster, 25 miles from Sheffield. You could take a taxi from the airport, or a train from Doncaster to Sheffield.

It may also be worth checking out Leeds/Bradford and East Midlands airports which are further away again but offer alternative journey options.

By train:
Sheffield station is situated just 6 minutes’ walk from the main conference venue on Charles Street and around 10 minutes from most city centre hotels. Sheffield is very well connected to all major cities in the UK – see the National Rail for timetable and fare info.

By car:
There ae no car parks at the conference venue but various parking options across the city. See Parking in the city for details.

Extending your trip?
If you plan to stay before or after the conference then Sheffield is the perfect jumping off point for the Peak District National Park and all that Yorkshire has to offer. A bit further North is the breathtaking Lake District.

If you have any questions about any of the above please contact Marisa who will be happy to help.

UXLibs II – Sponsors

A huge big thank you to this year’s corporate and academic sponsors without whom UXLibs II could not have taken place. Please click on the logos below to visit the websites of our sponsors.

Our corporate sponsors were: PLATINUM – EBSCO Information Services; GOLD – Alterline, Modern Human;  SILVER – ProQuest; BRONZE – Emerald, Key Note, Taylor & Francis…







Alterline     Modern Human




ProQuest. (PRNewsFoto/ProQuest)











Our academic sponsors were: Cambridge University Library and Maynooth University Library…








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in association with CILIP ARLG South West
Date/time: Thursday 16 February 2017, 09:00-16:30
Venue: Reed Hall, University of Exeter
Cost: £75 per delegate (includes lunch and refreshments)
Maximum 25 delegates
Download the course infosheet here

SOLD OUT! Unfortunately we have now filled all places on this course, but you may still join the waiting list in case a place becomes available:

Add your name to the waiting list for this course

> Click here to pay if you have already booked and your place has been confirmed

We don’t currently have any other courses planned, but would welcome your suggestions!
> Click here to suggest future locations for UXLibs-in-a-day

Booking and Payment FAQs

Q: Do I have to have a PayPal account?
A: No you don’t. Select ‘Checkout as a guest’ or ‘Pay with a debit or credit card’ on the Paypal login page.

Q: Can you invoice me/my institution?
A: We do not offer invoicing except as a last resort because of the administrative complexity involved (every institution has different rules, set-up and procedures). Payments are usually made by institutional credit card or with a personal card and claimed as expenses.

Q: Can I pay for multiple delegates at once?
A: Yes by using the appropriate payment link but please fill in a booking registration form for each delegate.

Q: Can I pay later?
A: Yes. You will be emailed within 48 hours to confirm your booking and that email will contain a payment link, or you can use the appropriate payment link on the course booking page.However, don’t leave it too late as your place isn’t secure until we receive payment.

Q: Does the price include VAT?
A: VAT is not applicable on our course fees.

Q: Do you have a refund/cancellation policy for this event?
A: Yes. A full refund is given if a cancellation request is received 2 weeks before the event. A partial refund (50%) is given if request is received one week before. No refunds are available after that time.

Please email any further booking or payment queries to: bookings@andypriestnertraining.com



We are excited to announce that after the success of our inaugural conference in Cambridge, our second conference will take place in Manchester in June 2016.

As well as some more amazing keynotes we will be offering practical workshops and some more team elements but this year’s big focus will be on sharing the results of User Experience research. Librarians and information workers all over the place are now engaging with these methods and its time we came together to share what we’ve been doing. Let’s learn from each other and explore both our successes and failures against the backdrop of one of the UK’s most vibrant cities.

We will be putting out a call for presentations in mid-October together with details of the venue and dates.

Come back for more info here soon or join the mailing list.

[Image credit: Manchester Town Hall by Pablo Fernandez (Flickr CC)]