Monday, 19 January 2015

CakE - The Second Slice!

Last June my colleague Celine Carty and I introduced a new event to the Cambridge CPD calendar. CaKE - which stands for Cambridge Knowledge Exchange - provides a dedicated forum for library staff to feedback to their peers. Sadly not everyone gets a chance to attend all the conferences and courses they would like to and there was a real need for a way to share experiences in the Cambridge library community. CaKE provided a way to meet this need.

CaKE is intended to be very informal with short presentations, plenty of time for questions and of course networking over actual cake. This benefits attendees who are able to learn about the latest developments directly from those who attended and presenters who are able to practice their skills in an informal and supportive environment.

Due to the success of the initial event we decided to run a second event which filled up in less that 48 hours, showing that there is a definite appetite for knowledge sharing (pun intended!). We're now busily preparing the sessions, organising the venue and choosing which cakes to bake - although the famous gin and tonic cake is a must bake.

If you want to find out more about CaKE then you can visit the blog by clicking on the image below. You can also find write-ups of presentations from the first session, with those of the second session following shortly.

CaKE Blog

photo credit: Canucklibrarian via photopin cc






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