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Things I’ve been reading – February 2012
February 29, 2012, 19:33
Filed under: Chartership, CPD, Reading

Continuing the series of selected items from my online reading…

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Chartership and Certification event
February 22, 2012, 11:57
Filed under: Chartership, CPD, Events

On Tuesday 21st February I attended a Chartership and Certification event, which was run by Karen Poole from CDG and CILIP’s Michael Martin. You can see a live recording of a previous version of this event via the CILIP Bambuser channel, and there is a copy of the presentation linked from the right hand side of the portfolio-building courses page. Continue reading



Killer CVs
February 15, 2012, 14:36
Filed under: Chartership, CPD, Events

On February 2nd I attended an event entitled “How to create a killer CV in just 4 words”, which was organised by the recently-formed LISNetwork. Over the years I’ve seen lots of CV-writing training offered, but what particularly attracted me to this one was the description: “What are the four words that will turn a good CV into a killer CV? Come and discover how to really make your CV work for you.” Continue reading



Reflections on #libday8
February 6, 2012, 13:07
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Last week was the first time I’ve participated properly in the Library Day in the Life project, and I thought it would be useful to reflect a little on how it went… Continue reading



Library camp in Manchester
February 6, 2012, 12:36
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On Saturday 28th January I attended the #libcampnw event in Manchester. I missed the first library camp last year and thought it sounded like a fantastic event, so when I saw this one advertised I rushed to book my space and my train tickets. Of course as soon as I’d handed over the cash I discovered that another library camp was taking place much closer to home, but actually it was a great opportunity to meet some different people (although I did travel up with two other London librarians of my acquaintance!) and put some more faces to Twitter names.  Continue reading



Things I’ve been reading – January 2012
February 1, 2012, 16:09
Filed under: Chartership, CPD, Reading

In the first of what I intend to be a regular series of posts, a selection of my online reading over the last month. My criteria remain rather undefined, but generally these are library-related things which I found particularly interesting or important, or which struck a chord with me for some other reason. Continue reading




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