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CPD for Library Assistants

It can be tough knowing where to start if you’re looking to increase your skills or progress your career in libraries & information. If you’re lucky you’ll have some knowledgeable colleagues to point you in the right direction, but chances are it’s mostly, if not totally, going to be down to you. 421 more words


Things: Bright & Shiny

I use Things: Bright & Shiny to explore new technologies, new ways of doing things, new… Oh I sound like the opening credits to Star Trek… 194 more words


Thing 13


1) Find some podcasts and pick one or two to subscribe to

2) Browse Slideshare for presentations in your area of interest

3) Investigate research and presentation material on YouTube (TEDTalks, MIT, University’s channel) 210 more words


Thing 14: Zotero / Mendeley / CiteULike

Zotero and Mendeley

From the video this has a great selling point. It seems to make managing and citing records seem effortless.

In a time where information is so readily available it of course means that a tool that helps with making it easier to manage is essential. 74 more words

Professional Development

CILIPS Autumn Gathering: my presentation on CPD23

With Wendy Kirk at CILIPS13

CILIPS Honorary Membership

I was honoured and excited to be asked not only to speak at the CILIPS Autumn Gathering this month, but also to be presented with an honorary membership. 213 more words


23 Things for Research

I have just recommended this latest 23 Things programme to colleagues and students: http://blogs.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/23things/. It has already started but you can easily catch up, as it’s self-paced. 19 more words


You know something should be happening here...

but you don’t know what it is.

First lines are always the hardest lines to write.

Now that’s out-of-the-way, I can begin.

I have been a (public) Library Assistant, on and off, for the best part of 8 years. 875 more words