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 III – Useful Information

TIMETABLE

>> UXLIBS III – DRAFT PROGRAMME HERE

The conference will begin at 09:00 on 6 June, and close at 17:00 on 7 June. There will also be a pre-conference social evening from 19:00 on 5 June, which is a great chance to meet the other delegates.


VENUES

Conference venue: thestudio Glasgow – 67 Hope Street, Glasgow, G2 6AE. Tel: +44 (0)141 370 4500

Gala dinner venue: Glasgow Hilton – 1 William Street, Glasgow, G3 8HT. Tel: +44 (0)141 204 5555

Social evening: The Butterfly and the Pig – 153 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4SQ. Tel: +44 (0)141 221 7711
Overspill for social evening: The Howlin’ Wolf – 100 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 2EN. Tel: +44 (0)141 332 3224


TRAVEL

By air:
Glasgow Airport (GLA) is about 8 miles from Glasgow city centre, and there are various options for travelling between the two. The Glasgow Airport Express bus service operates very frequently (every 10 minutes at peak times) and will take you to Hope Street (where the conference venue is!) in about 15 minutes; the fare is £10 for a return ticket. Alternatively, a taxi to the city centre should cost around £22. Official Glasgow Airport Taxis are located directly in front of the main terminal and operate 24 hours a day.

By train:
Glasgow Central Station is less than 100m from thestudio (conference venue), and Queen Street Station is only an 8-minute walk away. Both stations have frequent services to other major UK cities – see National Rail for timetable and fare info.

Glasgow Subway:
Glasgow also has an underground metro line called the Subway, which runs in a circuit between the city centre and the West End of Glasgow. Great for sightseeing around Glasgow but does not go to the airport.


ACCOMMODATION

Below you’ll find a map showing the locations of the conference and gala dinner venues, and most of the hotels within walking distance – click on the icons to see further information, or see the text below the map.

Glasgow Hilton (gala dinner venue)
Double room from £202 for 2 nights (5/6 June) (£236 incl. breakfast). They are also offering a 10% discount on their B&B rate but only for the night of the gala dinner (6 June) – see the Hilton Booking Guidelines for details. Note that the discount code doesn’t seem to work online if booking for more than one night – in which case you should be able to book by telephone (details at the bottom of the Guidelines).

The Artto Hotel (A on map)
Single room from £104 for 2 nights (5/6 June) (£119 incl. breakfast)

Hotel Indigo (B)
Double room from £132.50 for 2 nights (5/6 June) (£142.50 incl. breakfast)

Alexander Thomson Hotel (C)
Double room incl. breakfast from £128 for 2 nights (5/6 June) using promotional code RMG10

Premier Inn Glasgow City Centre (D)
Double room from £95 for 2 nights (5/6 June) (£113 incl. breakfast)

Travelodge Glasgow Queen Street (E)
Double room from £94 for 2 nights (5/6 June) (£116.50 incl. breakfast)

Grand Central Hotel (F)
Double room from £196 (member rate) for 2 nights (5/6 June) (£242 incl. breakfast)

Radisson Blu Hotel (G)
Double room from £260 for 2 nights (5/6 June) (£313 incl. breakfast)

Jurys Inn (H)
Double room from £245 for 2 nights (5/6 June) (£279 incl. breakfast)

Glasgow Marriott Hotel (I)
Double room from £217 for 2 nights (5/6 June) (£237 incl. breakfast)

Best Western Glasgow City Hotel (J)
Small double room from £127 for 2 nights (5/6 June) (£139 incl. breakfast)

Hotel ibis Glasgow City Centre (K)
Double room from £147 for 2 nights (5/6 June) (£167 incl. breakfast)

Malmaison Glasgow (L)
Double room from £190 for 2 nights (5/6 June) (£234 incl. breakfast)

N.B. When at the point of booking, it’s worth checking on a hotel booking site such as booking.com to see if they have any special rates available.

 

 

UXLibs II – Code of Conduct

CODE OF CONDUCT: WHAT WE EXPECT FROM YOU

UXLibs II 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 – Georgina Cronin, Ange Fitzpatrick, 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-IN-A-DAY – SOLD OUT

The UXLibs-in-a-day course you have registered for has unfortunately now sold out, but we will put your details on the waiting list and let you know if any places become available.

In the meantime if you have any questions please do email: bookings@andypriestnertraining.com

best wishes,

Andy

UXLIBS II

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)]