Tag Archive | conferences

Learning and development: (almost) mid-year update

Looking back on my post in January at my plans for learning and development this year, I’m pleased to say that, although I haven’t kept up the rate of blogging I perhaps ambitiously planned, I am well underway with so many development opportunities I will definitely have a full blog by the end of the […]

Influencing through networking

At the Ark Group conference, the last presentation of the day was from freelance trainer Nick Davies,  on “Influencing through Networking”. Nick is a very engaging speaker, and very funny, so it was a great way to round off the day! I doubt I’ll have captured any of his humour in my notes, but I […]

Ark Group Conference: Managing Your Law Firm Library

On 29 November, I spoke on a panel at the Ark Group’s Managing Your Law Firm Library conference. As a speaker, I got to attend the whole conference – which turned out a bit odd, as I’d accepted a new job just a day before the conference, which meant I’d be leaving the law library […]

What happens at Library Camp stays at Library Camp…

…except of course it doesn’t! No chance of that, with all the bloggers in attendance… Here’s my small contribution to the blog posts currently piling up. It will be only a small contribution, as I didn’t make any notes at all, so here’s what I can remember from the sessions I attended (apologies in advance […]

SLA 2011: First reflections

I got back yesterday from the SLA conference in Philadelphia, and am absolutely buzzing with ideas and inspiration! I’m going to be blogging more about the actual sessions I attended, but I thought I’d jot down a few first impressions while everything is still fresh in my mind. 1. 2011 was the year of gadgets […]

Competitive intelligence, social media and lots of talking at Online Information 2010

Last Wednesday I spent the day at Online Information in London. I was mainly there to represent SLA Europe: I went along to the breakfast in the morning, and to a reception for board members and sponsors in the evening. I also spent a few hours on our stand, talking to existing and prospective members […]

Taking charge of your Continuing Professional Development

Below is the paper I wrote for the New Professionals Conference in July. You can also download it as a PDF from my Slideshare page, where you can also see the slides I used. Taking Charge of your CPD What is CPD? Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is the “conscious updating of professional knowledge and the […]

CILIP Yorkshire & Humberside members day 2010

On the train on the way home from the members day now, so thought I’d jot some thoughts down while it’s all still fresh in my mind. I’m posting this via email from my phone, which I’ve never tried doing before, so apologies if the formatting/spelling is a bit off! I’m really glad I got […]

Marketing the Information Profession: Escaping the Echo Chamber

Well, the day has finally arrived! Ned Potter (aka thewikiman) and I will be presenting our talk on Escaping the Echo Chamber this afternoon, from 2.30 to 3.30 pm, at the CILIP Yorkshire and Humberside Members Day. We really want this to be an interactive session, so we’d like to invite anyone who’s online this […]

NPC 2010: my impressions

My fellow presenters and delegates from Monday’s New Professionals Conference have already been blogging up a storm, so I’ve decided not to do a full write-up of everyone else’s talks. Instead, I’m just going to jot down a few impressions and ideas inspired by the talks I saw. If you want to see some good […]