A portfolio career

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Dr Karen McAulay:
Brief presentation for 'Emerging Scholars' discussion panel.
Event: Processes, Outcomes, Pathways and Products (POPP): a Scottish Practice-as-Research symposium

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A portfolio career

  1. 1. A Portfolio Career? Karen McAulayRoyal Conservatoire of Scotland
  2. 2. Portfolio, but not freelance
  3. 3. Parallel TracksSometimes parallel, but …. … sometimes they converge
  4. 4. 1.5 PhDs?• Ph(D)• Postgrad Diploma in Librarianship• Librarianship • PhD »Conference papers/articles • Book • AHRC part-time postdoc
  5. 5. Adjusting …Librarian Researcher
  6. 6. Thinking outside the box• … or no box at all
  7. 7. Practice-based Research• ‘Bass Culture in Scottish Musical Traditions’• Study of historical materials to inform today’s trad music practitioners• And my PhD? Well, I’ve arranged some song- tunes into modern settings …
  8. 8. Social media & self-promotion• Network!• Be active in organisations• Write reviews• SOCIAL MEDIA• I blog & tweet. Barely use Facebook & LinkedIn• I use Academia.edu (thinking person’s Facebook)• MY BLOGS• Library (Whittakerlive.blogspot.com)• Book (TrueImaginaryFriends.blogspot.com)• CPD (AirsAndGracesCPD.blogspot.com)• Guest-blog (invited – or offer your services)
  9. 9. YOU are your ‘product’• So – get out there and promote it!

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