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Giles Lloyd-Brown
RSVP: Feb 26th 2012

National Botanic Gardens of Wales visit

A full-day course organised by the Career Development Group - Wales Division
By:Giles Lloyd-Brown
Date:Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Time:9:30AM until 4PM GMT
Last Activity:Feb 26th 2012
Location:National Botanic Gardens of Wales

This event will provide an insight into botanical and horticultural librarianship at the NBGW. The library is run by volunteers and gains much of its collections through donations. Find out about:

  • the role of the Library and it’s vision for the future
  • running a service on a small budget and using volunteers
  • using the Koha open source Library Management System, and
  • liaison with other Botanic Gardens, both nationally and internationally.

Learning outcomes

  • Improved understanding of botanical and horticultural information sources, user needs and how the Library meets these.
  • An awareness of the roles of the Library within the NBGW and its plans for development.
  • An appreciation of the challenges of running a library currently staffed by volunteers, and adding to it’s collections by donations.
  • View a live implementation of the Koha library management system in use. Hear about the challenges of using an open source LMS, and collaborative work being undertaken with other Botanic Gardens’ library services.

Details of the course

Date: Tuesday 13 March 2012

Time: 09:30 – 16:00

Speakers: Margot Greer – Librarian NBGW; Dr Natasha De Vere  - Head of Conservation and Research; Dr Rosie Plummer – Director of the Gardens; and volunteer staff.


  • CDG Members £30 inclusive of VAT
  • Others  £40 inclusive of VAT
  • 2 subsidised places will be available at £10 each inclusive of VAT for CILIP Qualification Framework candidates. These delegates must provide a report for Ymlaen.

These charges include refreshments and lunch

Venue: Ty Myddfai, National Botanic Gardens of Wales, Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire,

Telephone: 0155 8668768

Map available at:

Further information

W - Venue with un-stepped access via main or side door, wheelchair spaces and adapted toilet
G - Provision for guide dogs

For further details about the course please contact Stephen Gregory, Secretary, CDG Wales. . Telephone 029 2082 3964.


To reserve a place on the course please complete and return the booking form below and send it to:

Kate Wynne

CDG Wales Treasurer

Learning Resources Assistant

Learning and Corporate Support Services

Treforest Campus

University of Glamorgan


CF37 1DL

Tel: (01443) 482 638



You do not need to be a member of the Career Development Group in order to attend the course. If you are not a member but would like more information about joining the Group please see our website

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