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Planning ahead
September 14, 2012, 19:57
Filed under: CPD | Tags: , ,

I was prompted to write this after seeing some discussion on twitter about the merits of planning ahead, which covered a variety of approaches from 5-year plans to no particular plan whatsoever. I am generally in favour of planning, but I must say that I think 5 years is a bit unmanageable. How on earth are you able to predict what might happen to you in that time, and therefore what path your life (let alone your career) might take? Continue reading



Chartership 1.0
September 11, 2012, 17:05
Filed under: Chartership, CPD

Reading Jo’s post about her experience of the Chartership process prompted some rather self-critical thoughts. Apart from demonstrating the fact that Jo is terrifyingly well-organised, it reminded me that I had planned to use some more techy tools in my own Chartership but completely failed to do so. Did I even get near setting up a wiki? No. Did I use any productivity apps on my smartphone? No. Did I get any further than good old Word docs? No. Continue reading



Announcing the inaugural East Coast Chartership meet-up
September 11, 2012, 15:26
Filed under: Chartership, CPD

Are you, or do you know of, a librarian in the USA currently working towards Chartership? If so Kelly and I would love to hear from you! We’re getting together in New York City on Saturday 13th October at 2pm to talk about the trials and tribulations of Chartership, and the added dimension of doing it all from a distance. If you’re able to join us please do come along, and we’re also interested to know of any others who are working towards Chartership elsewhere in the USA. Continue reading



Starting to reconnect
September 5, 2012, 23:59
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Today I tweeted the following two pieces of information:

tweet about joining the Special Libraries Association

tweet about ordering business cards

For the casual observer they probably seemed even more banal than my usual line in tweets, but for me they marked a fairly significant moment, which I want to reflect on a bit further here. Continue reading



Things I’ve been reading – July and August 2012
September 1, 2012, 15:40
Filed under: Chartership, CPD, Reading

Continuing the series of selected items from my online reading…

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