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Lizz Jennings gave this presentation at the Career Development Group’s National Conference 2011. The theme this year was : "The Practical Professional", Monday 21st November 2011

Lizz Jennings gave this presentation at the Career Development Group’s National Conference 2011. The theme this year was : "The Practical Professional", Monday 21st November 2011

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    Sector changes and career development in libraries: Every flavour career beans by Lizz Jennings Sector changes and career development in libraries: Every flavour career beans by Lizz Jennings Presentation Transcript

    • Every flavour career beansSector changes and career development in libraries Lizz Jennings Information Librarian University of Bath e.jennings@bath.ac.uk @inquistador
    • CertificationChartership Career Path
    • Standard FlavoursIdentify aspects of the same core activitiesDevelop an understanding of: Library work Strengths InterestsReflectionSelf-awarenessBuilding good habitsDemonstrable experienceWhy are particular skills important?
    • Carrot? Actually... Description vs practice Making the most of combinations Pulling experience together in new ways
    • Join the dotsCommon threads Refreshing older skills Recognising patterns
    • Join the dots
    • “Alas! Earwax!” (Rowling 1997, p. 218)Visits give a good ideaIdentify weaknesses to play to strengthsAbsence of an activity may highlight its importanceReflect and adapt
    • Too many flavours?The ever-growing CVRewriting Group activities together Use the version of a skill with most responsibility Sector-specific skills only if relevantUse CILIP Update to understand priorities in target sector
    • Pick and mixBeing selective is useful in itselfPay systematic attention to requirementsWhat a “protean” career looks like: Progress measured psychologically A series of shorter progressions, not ascent to a plateau
    • Earning and Learning
    • A framework for reflectionConsolidate experienceBring disparate career elementstogetherObserve contribution of each roleobjectivelyYou become centreAnalytical vs speculative reflection “How did that contribute to whereI am now?”
    • A framework for developmentFlexible way of assessing future needsPPDP is vital: to be in charge of your own development to plan for the futureSpace to include areas for your personal professionaldevelopment
    • ConclusionSector changes: Use existing skills in new ways Open up new optionsReflection and self-directed learning leadto job satisfactionFramework of Qualifications: Reflection and learning feed in Structure to plan for the future
    • Image CreditsSlide Image title Creator LinkTitle slide Jelly Beans Hermann Kaser http://www.flickr.com/photos/herm zz/525064280/Career Path jelly in my belly Amanda Tipton http://www.flickr.com/photos/dema ndaj/4820917737/Standard Flavours In Easter Tradition Julia Anderson http://www.flickr.com/photos/nfu/4 60434717/Carrot? Actually... Jelly Beans Richard Scott http://www.flickr.com/photos/richar dmscott/3137955817/Join the dots Jelly Bean Frame Queen Kaughan http://www.flickr.com/photos/quee nkaughan/3342621940/"Alas! Earwax!" DSC01127 Alexander http://www.flickr.com/photos/lexius /2214473515/Too many flavours? Jelly Beans Ricardo Zappala http://www.flickr.com/photos/rfzap pala/4234943046/Pick and Mix Oslo0709 0008 Marius Watz http://www.flickr.com/photos/watz/ Jelly beans 1331075689/Earning and Learning Odd ones out Blue Square Thing http://www.flickr.com/photos/blues quarething/3417058477/A framework for Friday Fun Day Josh Kenzer http://www.flickr.com/photos/shootreflection -art/4446942356/A framework for Jelly beans Jeremy Keith http://www.flickr.com/photos/adactdevelopment io/531747474/Conclusion 我拍來當桌面的 Alda Chou http://www.flickr.com/photos/red- bubble/2436707192/