There’s been a couple of exciting developments in WoodsieWorld since I last blogged! First, the talk I’m doing with @thewikiman at the CILIP Career Development Group / Yorkshire and Humberside branch member’s day has been officially announced. There are details on the CILIP website, and on thewikiman’s own site. Sadly, the event is only open to members of the Yorkshire and Humberside branch (I’m somehow sneaking in to present despite being a soft Southerner!), but if you are a member of Y&H and are planing on coming along, then I’m looking forward to meeting you! I’m having a great time putting the presentation together with thewikiman, we’ve turned up some really interesting stuff 🙂 Should be a great day – there’s lots of other interesting talks going on that I’m looking forward to hearing.
Second, I’m dead excited (also petrified, but I’m sure that’ll pass!) to announce that my proposal for the CILIP CDG New Professional’s Conference has been accepted! So, come July I’ll be the bag of nerves talking to a room full of bright-eyed and bushy-tailed New Professionals about CPD on a budget. I am really looking forward to it – thoroughly enjoyed the conference last year, so I’m glad I’m able to contribute something this year – just a bit inexperienced at public speaking! It’ll be a good learning experience for me though, and I hope it’ll be of use to the conference delegates. My pal @bethanar has also had her proposal accepted, and is scheduled to do her talk right after me – which is ace, ’cause I’m sure I’ll be too nervous to take in much of what any of the presenters before me are talking about, and I know Beth will have lots of interesting things to say!
Finally, I’ve just joined the SLA Europe Board. I’ve been on the web committee for a little while (which is really exciting in itself – we’re totally rebuilding our basically functional but incredibly dated website, great project to be involved in) but I wanted to hold off joining the proper board until after my MSc was out the way and I had enough time to commit to it. Very much looking forward to getting more involved with SLA Europe in this way – there’s a lot of very interesting, talented people on the board who I’m really excited to be working with.
So all that “free time” I wasn’t sure what to do with after I handed in my dissertation? Very pleased to say that it is rapidly disappearing 🙂