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CILIP conference 2018 #CILIPconf18

Katherine Burchell, Collection Logistics Assistant in Cambridge and current MA Library and Information Science DL student at The University of Sheffield, attended the CILIP Conference this year and has provided us with … Continue reading

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Interview: Alison Bond McNally – School Librarian, Dean Trust Ardwick

Alison, a school librarian at Dean Trust Ardwick, has answered some of our questions about her library career and the skills she uses in her current role. It was also … Continue reading

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Interview: Louise Guilfoyle – Faculty Librarian, The University of Central Lancashire

Louise, a Faculty Librarian at The University of Central Lancashire, has answered some of our questions about her library career and the skills she uses in her current role. Can … Continue reading

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Job shadowing: Beth Connors visits a Learning Advisor

Beth Connors and Emily Wheeler, Learning Advisor at the University of Leeds, spent a morning together after Beth found Emily’s details on our job shadowing list.  Beth: Despite having previous experience … Continue reading

May 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

Libraries job titles, Future Library Skills, Speed Networking, Diversity in Libraries & Librarians Values #NLPNconnect

Our write up of #NLPNconnect is provided by Simon Burton, Director of CB Resourcing (sponsor of our event). Many thanks to the NLPN team for putting together a fantastic event … Continue reading

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Save the date! Our next event #NLPNConnect will take place on Saturday 12th May 10am-4pm.  This event, kindly sponsored by CB Resourcing will have an emphasis on professional networking. The … Continue reading

April 12, 2018 · 1 Comment

Top Tips: Continued professional development

Continued professional development (CPD) is defined as intentional maintenance and development of the knowledge and skills needed to perform in a professional context (CPD Standards Office, 2015: online). Luke Stevens-Burt … Continue reading

February 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

Job shadowing : Surekha & Matt

Thanks to Surekha Agarwal for sending this write up after her shadowing experience with Matt (from Cafcass). Surekha When I arrived at Cafcass, I was given a warm welcome by Matt. … Continue reading

February 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

Fact sheet: copyright

We asked the UK Copyright Literacy team to create a guide to copyright for new library professionals. The team are Chris Morrison and Jane Secker. In their day jobs Chris … Continue reading

January 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

What happens when a New Qualified (NQ) Health Librarian visits a biomedical research centre for a day?

Lucy Sinclair, Assistant Librarian at Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, and Frank Norman, Head of Library and Information Services at the Francis Crick Institute, spent a day together after … Continue reading

January 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

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