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Presentation for the CILIP Career Development Group's New Professionals Conference 2010 at the University of Sheffield, 5 July 2010. Full paper can be seen on my blog: http://wp.me/pwArg-9V

Presentation for the CILIP Career Development Group's New Professionals Conference 2010 at the University of Sheffield, 5 July 2010. Full paper can be seen on my blog: http://wp.me/pwArg-9V

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NPC2010: Taking Charge of your Continuing Professional Development NPC2010: Taking Charge of your Continuing Professional Development Presentation Transcript

  • Taking Charge of your Continuing Professional Development
    Laura Woods
    Information Assistant
    Davies Arnold Cooper
  • What is CPD?
    “...the conscious updating of professional knowledge and the improvement of professional competence...a commitment to being professional, keeping up-to-date and constantly seeking to improve” (Wikipedia, May 2010)
  • Why is CPD important?
    It’s not your grandmother’s library
    The nature of information is changing
  • CPD is vital for new professionals
    Moving from academia to the “real world”
    Finding your first professional level post
  • Barriers to keeping up with CPD
  • Tips for negotiating funding
    What’s in it for them?
    Share and share alike
  • CPD on a budget
  • Professional literature
    Professional journals
    http://www.cilip.org.uk/membership/benefits/informed/online-databases/Pages/default.aspx
    Library and librarian blogs
    http://uklibraryblogs.pbworks.com/
  • “If you put five librarians in a room, within three hours you'll get at least three associations, five committees, six meetings, and one manifesto”
    – Stephen Abram
    Professional Bodies
  • Job shadowing and visits to other libraries
    Build links within your department
    Learn how other libraries in your sector deal with the same issues
    Learn what issues affect libraries in other sectors
  • But all the good events are in...
    London
    America
    any place I don’t live!
    Attending events virtually
  • Awards and bursaries
    Apply for everything!
    https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?A0=LIS-AWARDS
  • Seize the initiative!
  • Image sources
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    http://www.flickr.com/photos/gingerblokey/2004212238/
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    http://www.flickr.com/photos/tracy_olson/61056391/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/tonivc/2283676770/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/aidan_jones/3575000735/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/swimparallel/3174754333/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/diylibrarian/1403798100/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/60588258@N00/3293465641/
    http://www.jocelynmathewes.com/blog/2010/01/me_and_my_shadow.html
    http://si.smugmug.com/gallery/1674201/1/82075104_EFjHo#82075104_EFjHo
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/lumaxart/2293239853/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dip108/388012741/