I created my own unofficial graduate traineeship. Applied to do Information and Library Management at Loughborough and Aberystwyth during this time.
As of 1 st June 2011. Each item is equal to one page in any given Newspaper or periodical. So far 1,747,118 items uploaded to WOMBAT 1,172,276 Scanned
Liaising with Scanners, IT, Project Manager, Reading Rooms, etc
VIRTUA – Library Management Software – for lending and returning of resources. Working with the readers – Something I don’t get to do within my normal job, yet it is something I felt was important and when the opportunity arose to do some work in the Reading Room I took it as I believe that working with the Readers gives me the opportunity to put the work I am doing with the SCIF project into a wider perspective. As the readers are the ones who will benefit from putting these online.
Chartership – In search of a mentor CPD23 – Begins 20 th June Taking the next step on the Career Ladder Also being proactive in search of opportunities to do training and to take part in conferences like this one.
Becoming an Information Professional Nia Williams
My first steps to becoming an information professional
Making a choice
Creating my own Graduate Trainee experience
Choosing a Masters course
My experience at Loughborough
My first professional post
Building and complimenting my skills
2007 – Graduation from Swansea University History BA(Hons) – What next? Teacher? Archivist? Librarian?
2007 – 2008 My first steps to becoming an information professional
Too late to take up a position as an “official” Graduate Trainee.
Started volunteering at my local Public Library – Neath Library.
NPT County Council employed me as a Library Assistant from November 2007 until May 2008.
My role within the project… Line Management Metadata Creation Checking Metadata Uploading Metadata to WOMBAT Surveying the libraries holdings of 19 th Century Newspapers and Periodicals Bringing volumes together in Digitisation Suite Returning volumes to the stacks once digitisation is complete Liaising
Saturdays in the Reading Room Staff supervision Answering reader queries Using VIRTUA Working with the readers
What next in my quest to become an Information Professional? Chartership 23 Things for Professional Development Taking the next step on the Career Ladder