Tag Archive | reflection

CILIP 2015: learning points and reflections

Continuing my Epic Month of Conferences, on 2-3 July I headed to Liverpool for the CILIP conference. I was really excited for this one, largely because of the very high quality keynote speakers listed! I was also excited because it’s been a while since I attended a CILIP conference (my last Umbrella was in 2011 […]

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*┬álast January┬áto 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 […]

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 […]

Looking back and looking ahead

Inspired by Suzanne Wheatley’s post on Information Today, I thought I’d use my traditional* end-of-year post to not just set goals for 2013, but to look back on some of my achievements in 2012. This has been an incredibly difficult year for a number of reasons, some public and some not, so it seems like […]

Lessons learned from NaNoWriMo

As mentioned in a previous post, I spent much of November chained to a keyboard, attempting to write a novel for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). I am ecstatic to be able to say that I actually did it! I, WoodsieGirl, have written a novel. It’s unbelievably terrible, but damn it, I’m still proud. I’ve […]

Thing 23: Final reflection

This post is part of 23 Things for Professional Development. I made it! I made it to the final Thing! Oh, I never thought I’d get here… There are a few tasks for this Thing, so I’m going to work through them sequentially: 1. Reflect on the programme in general and what you want to […]

Thing 19: Catch-up week & integrating the Things

This post is part of 23 Things for Professional Development. This Thing was initially supposed to be a “catch-up”, to give us all a chance to catch our breath and look back on all the Things that went before it. Well, I got rather behind with my Thing blogging, so am writing this seven weeks […]


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