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Thing 15 – attending, presenting, organising
August 31, 2011, 10:11
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I love attending events, and go to as many as I can. As I’m based in London there are more events going on than I have the time to attend, many of which are free or low-cost (and yes, I realise I’m extremely lucky). Continue reading

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Thing 14 – zotero, mendeley, citulike
August 31, 2011, 09:59
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Oh dear, another rather negative post for this Thing as well. Referencing software was something I used for the first time whilst doing my MA LIS, and to be honest I found it a bit annoying. I can totally see the value of it, and if I ever do any major research again I will certainly look into these products further, but I simply have no need for them at present.



Thing 13 – Google docs, wikis, dropbox
August 31, 2011, 09:59
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My response to this thing can be summed up in 3 words: yes, maybe, no. Continue reading



Thing 12 – Social media
August 31, 2011, 09:58
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Just a quick post for this Thing as my thoughts on social media can be found scattered throughout my blog archives. However, here are a few brief thoughts about social media (if only to justify actually posting this!)…. Continue reading



Thing 11 – Mentoring
August 31, 2011, 09:54
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Although I do have a formal mentor, now I actually think about it my relationships with a number of senior colleagues over the years have definitely fitted the mentoring model too, and I’ve really benefitted from their support and enthusiasm for my career development. I’m not sure it altogether matters whether you’ve set up an official mentoring relationship or not – the most important thing is to have access to the right kind of support when you need it (though I appreciate that may well be easier said than done). Continue reading



Thing 10 – Traineeships, qualifications, etc
August 5, 2011, 13:09
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This ought to be a short post – I didn’t do a graduate traineeship, neither am I chartered, although I do have two Masters degrees, of which one is the coveted MA LIS! Continue reading




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