UXLibsV – Useful Information

VENUE

This year the conference, pre-conference workshop, social evening and gala dinner are all taking place at the same venue: Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey, TW20 0EX. Tel: +44 (0) 1784 434455.


TRAVEL

The Royal Holloway Egham campus is only a 15-minute drive from London Heathrow airport, and easily accessible from central London by train (35-40 minutes from London Waterloo to Egham). Further information on the various travel options are given on the venue’s ‘Getting Here’ page.


ACCOMMODATION

Two nights’ bed-and-breakfast accommodation is included in the conference package cost – check in is from 16:00 on Monday 17 June (check out on 19 June).

For those wishing to stay an extra night after the conference, it is possible to book the same room for the night of 19 June at an additional cost of £78.50 (room-only rate) – please email to request this.

Unfortunately the same rooms are not also available to book for the 16 June, although there is limited availability in the Hub Guesthouse on the Royal Holloway campus, at a cost of £55 for a single room or £85 for a double (room-only rates) – please email to enquire about availability.


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

UXLibsV Cancellation Policy

In the unfortunate event that you can no longer attend the conference and need to cancel your place, please be aware of the following important dates:

  • If we receive your cancellation by Monday 20 May 2019, you will receive a full refund.*
  • If you cancel from 21 May-3 June 2019, you will receive a 50% refund.
  • If you cancel from Tuesday 4 June 2019 (inclusive) onwards you will not receive a refund.
  • If you do not contact us to cancel your place before 4 June 2019 then the invoice will stand in full.

* We regret that any bank/payment charges incurred by UX in Libraries cannot be refunded.

If you are cancelling under exceptional circumstances you may be entitled to a full refund – please contact us to discuss.

NOTE: In most cases it will be possible for you to simply send a replacement delegate if you yourself cannot attend – please let us know as soon as possible if this is the case.

UXLibsIV – Lanarkshire Interviews

The following interviews with Oliver Coates and Philippa Briant (librarians at the University of Lanarkshire engaged in UX research) are intended for those delegates at UXLibsIV who feel that they do not have sufficient experience of UX research to draw a cognitive map or be interviewed about UX.

> INTERVIEW with PHILIPPA BRIANT

> INTERVEW with OLIVER COATES

Click on the above links to listen or download them

Make notes about their experiences, reflecting on the barriers and problems they face. These should be fed into your team’s collation of experiences.

Many thanks to Philippa and Oliver for being such willing interviewees!

UXLibsIV – Cancellation policy

In the unfortunate event that you can no longer attend the conference and need to cancel your place, please be aware of the following important dates:

  • If we receive your cancellation by Monday 7 May 2018, you will receive a full refund.*
  • If you cancel from 8-22 May 2018, you will receive a 50% refund.
  • If you cancel from Wednesday 23 May 2018 (inclusive) onwards you will not receive a refund.

* We regret that any bank/payment charges incurred by UX in Libraries cannot be refunded.

If you are cancelling under exceptional circumstances you may be entitled to a full refund – please contact us to discuss.

NOTE: In most cases it will be possible for you to simply send a replacement delegate if you yourself cannot attend – please let us know as soon as possible if this is the case.

UXLibs Conference – Code of Conduct

CODE OF CONDUCT: WHAT WE EXPECT FROM YOU

UX in Libraries is an event where you will be working closely with your peers – there is a higher degree of interaction and collaboration than at most library conferences. It’s essential that everyone, regardless of race, gender, sexuality, background or religion, feels welcome, secure, included, and comfortable voicing their opinions.

To make this happen we hold the following principles as organisers and delegates:

  • We are open in our approach to others
  • We can have the difficult conversations about key issues, but we challenge the arguments, not the person – personal attacks are not acceptable
  • No matter our personal beliefs, we honour the perspectives of others. We treat others with kindness and respect and allow them to be heard
  • We work collaboratively
  • We will all take responsibility for ensuring no one is intimidated, demeaned or marginalised at the event, in person or online, and we will challenge this if it happens.

We take it very seriously if members of our community are made to feel unsafe in any way. You can complain on behalf of yourself or anyone else, directly to any of the following – Andy Priestner, Bryony Ramsden or Helen Murphy – if you see any situation in which anyone associated with the conference feels threatened or is made to feel unsafe. You can do this verbally or via email if you do not feel comfortable discussing the issue in person. We may get back to you for clarification or additional information if we feel that is necessary. This doesn’t mean we don’t believe you – it just means we want to make sure we fully understand your concerns. If any problems do occur, we will act as swiftly as possible to address them.

With thanks to LIANZA whose code of conduct we adapted, with permission.

UXLibsIV – Sponsors

A huge big thank you to this year’s corporate sponsors without whom UXLibsIV could not take place. Please click on the logos below to visit their websites.


Our sponsors are: GOLD – Alterline; SILVER – EBSCO Information Services; ProQuest; BRONZE – Springer Nature.


GOLD

Alterline

Alterline are creative, smart problem solvers and market research experts. We drive growth for our clients by better understanding their customers’ experiences and translating that into strategy and action. We have particular expertise in higher education, the student market, health and the NHS, and work across a number of other sectors.

 

SILVER

EBSCO_Information_Services_logo

EBSCO has partnered with libraries for more than 70 years by providing quality research content, powerful search technologies and intuitive delivery platforms. We innovate through research and relationships, and we learn from customers and their users. Because our goals are those of our customers, we enable the greatest value in our services. We offer technologies that make workflows easier for all.

 

ProQuest. (PRNewsFoto/ProQuest)

ProQuest is a key partner for content holders of all types, preserving and enabling access to their rich and varied information. Committed to empowering researchers and librarians around the world, the company’s portfolio of assets – including content, technologies and deep expertise – drives better research outcomes for users and greater efficiency for the libraries and organizations that serve them.

 

BRONZE

Springer Nature are a global publisher dedicated to providing the best possible service to the whole research community. They help authors to share their discoveries; enable researchers to find, access and understand the work of others and support librarians and institutions with innovations in technology and data. They use their position and influence to champion the issues that matter to the research community – standing up for science; taking a leading role in open research and being powerful advocates for the highest quality and ethical standards in research.

UXLibs III – Sponsors

A huge big thank you to this year’s corporate sponsors without whom UXLibs III could not take place. Please click on the logos below to visit their websites.


Our sponsors are: GOLD – EBSCO Information Services; SILVER – ProQuest; BRONZE – Jisc. Additional sponsorship: Dedoose.


GOLD

EBSCO_Information_Services_logo

EBSCO has partnered with libraries for more than 70 years by providing quality research content, powerful search technologies and intuitive delivery platforms. We innovate through research and relationships, and we learn from customers and their users. Because our goals are those of our customers, we enable the greatest value in our services. We offer technologies that make workflows easier for all.

SILVER

ProQuest. (PRNewsFoto/ProQuest)

ProQuest is a key partner for content holders of all types, preserving and enabling access to their rich and varied information. Committed to empowering researchers and librarians around the world, the company’s portfolio of assets – including content, technologies and deep expertise – drives better research outcomes for users and greater efficiency for the libraries and organizations that serve them.

BRONZE

Jisc

The UK higher, further education and skills sectors’ not-for-profit organisation for digital services and solutions. We know that digital technology has the ability to transform the student experience. We have the experience, expertise and know-how to drive that transformation.

ADDITIONAL

dedoose

A cross-platform app for analyzing qualitative and mixed methods research with text, photos, audio, videos, spreadsheet data and more.

 

UXLibs III – Code of Conduct

CODE OF CONDUCT: WHAT WE EXPECT FROM YOU

UXLibs III is a event where you will be working closely with your peers – there is a higher degree of interaction and collaboration than at most library conferences. It’s essential that everyone, regardless of race, gender, sexuality, background or religion, feels welcome, secure, included, and comfortable voicing their opinions.

To make this happen we hold the following principles as organisers and delegates:

  • We are open in our approach to others
  • We can have the difficult conversations about key issues, but we challenge the arguments, not the person – personal attacks are not acceptable
  • No matter our personal beliefs, we honour the perspectives of others. We treat others with kindness and respect and allow them to be heard
  • We work collaboratively
  • We will all take responsibility for ensuring no one is intimidated, demeaned or marginalised at the event, in person or online, and we will challenge this if it happens.

We take it very seriously if members of our community are made to feel unsafe in any way. You can complain on behalf of yourself or anyone else, directly to any of the following – Ange Fitzpatrick, Donna Lanclos, Matt Borg or Ned Potter – if you see any situation in which anyone associated with the conference feels threatened or is made to feel unsafe. You can do this verbally or via email if you do not feel comfortable discussing the issue in person. We may get back to you for clarification or additional information if we feel that is necessary. This doesn’t mean we don’t believe you – it just means we want to make sure we fully understand your concerns. If any problems do occur, we will act as swiftly as possible to address them.

With thanks to LIANZA whose code of conduct we adapted, with permission.

UXLibs IV – Useful Information

PROGRAMME

>> UXLIBS IV – DRAFT PROGRAMME HERE

This year’s conference will begin at 08:30 on 6 June, and close at 17:00 on 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.


VENUES

Social evening (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 (6 June): Cutlers’ Hall, Church St, Sheffield, S1 1HG. Tel: +44 (0) 276 8149.

UXLibsIV Venues


ACCOMMODATION

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 below the map.

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)


TRAVEL

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, is 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.


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