Tag Archive | careers

LIKE North and ILIG Workshop: Living and Working Overseas – Storify

On Tuesday 31 July, LIKE North and CILIP ILIG ran a free workshop on living and working overseas. Speakers were Lisa Jeskins, Kirsten Gallagher, Susan Mottram and Michelle Bond. I’ve put together a Storify of tweets from the evening – unfortunately I can’t embed it here, but you can view it in full by clicking […]

LIKE North Workshop: Transferable Skills for Information Professionals

Last week, LIKE North held our second event: a workshop on transferable skills, kindly hosted by Julia Hordle from TFPL. Julia had come along to our launch event in December, so kindly agreed to share her expertise in recruitment with the group. Julia began by discussing how to identify what your transferable skills are: what […]

SLA 2011: Know your strengths

Continuing my series of posts on what I thought were the “key themes” from the sessions I attended at SLA 2011 (first post is here – had a small break from blogging to go camping in Wales, so sorry for the gap in posting!), one point which came up in a few sessions was the […]

Taking Charge of your Continuing Professional Development

I am delivering my paper on “Taking Charge of Your CPD” at the New Professionals Conference today. I’ll be blogging more about the whole experience once it’s all over, but in the meantime you can see my presentation below: In case you’re looking at this at work and Slideshare is blocked (it is on my […]

CILIP membership

Had a really interesting conversation on Twitter today about CILIP membership fees. I just wanted to jot down a few thoughts here, as I really think that there’s more to say about this than can be accommodated in 140 characters… The Twitter talk kicked off because the renewals for my various professional body memberships are […]

Happy New Year!

Well, here’s to 2010! 2009 was a pretty good year for me overall, so really I’m hoping for much the same from 2010. There’s quite a few good things coming up this year – I will hand in my dissertation in a couple of weeks; jet off to Egypt for a much-needed holiday shortly after […]

The Changing Landscape of the Information Profession

I went to an SLA Europe-hosted panel discussion on the 25th November (I know, it’s taken me a while to write this up – dissertation deadline is looming!) on the future of the information profession. There is a full report of the event on the SLA Europe blog, as well as blog posts from Sara […]