Monthly Archives: October 2011

CPD23 Thing 23: Reflection – What Next?

We have finally reached the end of the CPD23 programme! It’s been a really interesting journey and I’ve enjoyed having the chance to reflect upon my professional development, to experiment with fantastic new tools, and to read other people’s stories … Continue reading

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CPD23 Thing 22: Volunteering to Get Experience

I think that volunteering in order to improve your CV is a really good idea, and it’s something that I’m definitely hoping to do while I’m at library school. I think that it’s important to gain as much experience as … Continue reading

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Library Camp 2011

On Saturday 8th October the first ever UK Library Camp ‘unconference’ was held in Birmingham, attended by 175 librarians. The idea behind an unconference is that there is no formal, pre-determined programme of events, and instead the attendees pitch ideas … Continue reading

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CPD23 Thing 21: Promoting Yourself in Job Applications and at Interview

For this Thing we have been asked to define our strengths and interests and then to make a note of anything we have done which demonstrates these strengths. The idea is that this will then serve as a useful record … Continue reading

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CPD23 Thing 20: The Library Routes Project

I’m already pretty familiar with the Library Routes Project because it was a source of inspiration to me while I was hunting for my first library job, and subsequently for my graduate traineeship. It was encouraging to read about people … Continue reading

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