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Category Archives: Professional experience

Interview: Sean McNamara – Policy and Digital Officer, CILIP Scotland

Sean, from CILIPS, has answered some of our questions about his library career and the skills he uses in his current role. Since this interview Sean has become the Acting … Continue reading

September 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

Librarians on the move: Helping to bring an automated library management system to Swaziland and beyond…

Helen Stocker, Librarian and Learning Support Coordinator, has volunteered to write about a project she is currently involved with: helping to implement a library management system in other colleges around the … Continue reading

September 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Interview: Jess Haigh – Subject Librarian, The University of Huddersfield

Jess Haigh is a subject librarian at The University of Huddersfield and a co-founder of LISDIS. Jess kindly agreed to answer our questions about her career path and how she … Continue reading

February 13, 2017 · 1 Comment

Interview: Laura Green – Research and Knowledge Systems Administrator, Addleshaw Goddard LLP

How did you first become involved in the library and information profession? As most people probably say when asked this question “I just fell into it”. While studying for my … Continue reading

December 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Get involved with the International Librarians Network (ILN)

With just 3 days to go until applications close for the next round of The International Librarians Network (ILN) peer mentoring program I thought I would share my thoughts on the … Continue reading

August 19, 2014 · Leave a comment


In my current role, I have had numerous ‘debates’ with my line manager about the continuing value of libraries. Which is nice. I use examples from other sectors to try … Continue reading

June 25, 2013 · 7 Comments

The Trials and Tribulations of Interviews!

Since finishing the taught part of my MA in May 2012 my life has been a mixture of dissertation work, working part time in my office (non library) job, applying … Continue reading

January 29, 2013 · 2 Comments

Siobhan’s First Professional Post – School Librarian

I’ve just started my First Professional Post (FPP) as a school librarian (I’m not going to name my employer on here).  I hadn’t considered school librarianship as a career path, … Continue reading

July 23, 2012 · 5 Comments

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