A Chartered Creature

Earlier this year I finally passed my CILIP Chartership portfolio. I’d been working on it on and off pretty much since I started my current (and first professional) role. Reflecting on the process, then: What helped, what didn’t, what are my general thoughts? Things (and people) that helped   My mentor, Helen Alper, who is very… More A Chartered Creature

23 Things: Thing 16—Advocacy, Speaking Up For The Profession, And Getting Published

Personally, I haven’t done a lot of advocacy for libraries. I have, however, been involved in a library’s outreach programme at one point in my life (as an intern), and I have done advocacy in the cultural sector, not to mention being a student protester. As someone who works in the academic sector, I think… More 23 Things: Thing 16—Advocacy, Speaking Up For The Profession, And Getting Published

23 Things: Thing 15 – Attending, presenting at and organising conferences, seminars and other things

1. Attending One of the most amazing things I have been able to do in a professional capacity so far was attending IFLA 2010 in Gothenburg, Sweden. It was a great conference and I took away a lot; I was on the team for the IFLA Express so my “attendance” involved a lot of sitting… More 23 Things: Thing 15 – Attending, presenting at and organising conferences, seminars and other things