Tag Archive | CPD

Critical Approaches to Libraries Conference, May 2020

Last week, I attended the first ever Critical Approaches to Libraries Conference (CALC). This was meant to have been hosted at Coventry University, however due to lockdown, the event was shifted to be fully online. This was my first ever online conference, and I thought it was brilliant! The organisers (the ever-awesome Michelle Bond and […]

Reflections from LILAC 2018

A couple of weeks ago I attended the Librarians Information Literacy Annual Conference (LILAC) in Liverpool. I usually try and at least start to write up my reflections pretty soon afterwards but as I went to Spain for a week the day after LILAC (impromptu visit to see my partner’s mum), I’ve had to wait […]

2016 Professional Development Review

I’ve just realised that despite my resolution to blog regularly, I only managed one post last year, and that was in April! It was about attending the LILAC conference, which still feels like it was about 5 minutes ago, so I guess the year went pretty fast… There’s various reasons for my blogging silence, some […]

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 […]

2015: the year of learning and development

Gosh, didn’t 2014 go quickly! That’s my poor excuse for the pitiful 6 blog posts I managed last year, anyway… Despite setting a professional goal* last January to blog at least once per month, after the first few months I didn’t manage to post anything at all until my new job announcement in August, and then didn’t […]

Finding time for CPD

This article was first published in CILIP Update, November 2013. Back when I was still a new professional, I wrote and spoke on the topic of “CPD on a shoestring” – how to keep up your continuing professional development without any money for training. In my youthful naivety, what I failed to appreciate at the […]

I ate’nt dead: resurrecting my blog for 2014

(With apologies to Sir Terry Pratchett for the title) So, it’s been more than nine months since I last updated this blog. I managed a grand total of two blog posts in 2013. Whoops… There are probably several reasons for the precipitous decline in my blogging. My professional writing has taken other outlets in the […]

CPD23 Thing 10: Routes into librarianship

This post is part of 23 Things for Professional Development. For Thing 10, many people have been detailing how/why they went into librarianship. I’m not going to do that now, partly because I’ve written about it before, and partly because one of the Things coming up in future weeks is the Library Routes Project, so […]

One day at Umbrella

Last week, I was delighted to be able to spend a day at Umbrella. I was speaking in a session in the afternoon, alongside Ned Potter, on the echo chamber. That’s something I’ve talked about plenty on this blog before, so I’m not going to go over it again here (although please do go and […]

CLIG Seminar: Hints and tips for trainers

I went to a seminar way back in June, organised by CLIG, on planning and delivering training sessions. I’ve been meaning to write it up for a while – I’ve had so much on over the past month and a bit! Stay tuned for a flurry of blog posts as I catch up with everything […]