The 5th annual international User Experience in Libraries conference, or UXLibsV, will take place at Royal Holloway, University of London, in mid-June 2019.
If you are interested in UX research and design and uncovering the needs and behaviour of your users then this is the conference for you.
Initial information about our next conference is detailed below…
DATES / START AND FINISH TIMES
The event will start with registration from 6pm on Monday 17 June followed (for the first time) by an evening meal for all delegates. The event will finish on Wednesday 19 June at 5pm.
This year you will not need to book accommodation separately as the overall fee of £550 (plus VAT) will include it. This price breaks down as follows:
- £375: conference fee (unchanged from last year)
- £175: 2 nights accommodation (Monday and Tuesday) and all meals (including breakfasts and the Monday evening dinner, in addition to the Tuesday evening Gala Dinner)
PROGRAMME, USEFUL INFORMATION & OUR SPONSORS
THIS YEAR’S THEME
This year we are actively seeking to ensure that our speakers reflect our profession. We are therefore aiming to deliver a programme of which two-thirds of our speakers are women. We are also keen to amplify speakers of colour and minority voices.
KEYNOTE & PLENARY SPEAKERS
We will be announcing our keynote and plenary speakers in due course.
We will be announcing our workshop leaders in due course.
CALL FOR PAPERS
We will put out a call for papers from delegates before Christmas.
PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP (17 June)
We will once again be offering a pre-conference half-day workshop for anyone who wants to brush up on their practical UX research methods before the conference proper begins. This will take place between 1pm and 5pm on Monday 17 June, ending just ahead of the start of conference registration at 6pm. This workshop will be offered ay £75 per person.
CODE OF CONDUCT
Once again we will be following a conference code of conduct to ensure that everyone attending UXLibs feels welcome, accepted and safe throughout.
The first UXLibs Yearbook is still available collecting all the keynotes (Meredith Evans, Matthew Reidsma), workshops and papers from our 2017 conference.The 2018 Yearbook with contributions from Sara Leren, Christian Lauersen, Janine Bradbury and Kit Heyam is currently in production.
We look forward to sharing more information about our 2019 conference with you when we have it.
Andy, Bryony, Helen
UX in Libraries Committee