The LIS New Professionals Network (LISNPN) Rachel Bickley Twitter: @rachelsbickley firstname.lastname@example.orgIFLA Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning , IFLA NewProfessionals SIG and ALA webinar series for new librarians – 17th July 2012
What is LISNPN?http://www.lisnpn.spruz.comDiscussion forumsEvents pageBlogDownloadable resourcesSocial media presence - @LISNPN
How LISNPN startedIdea for a graduate trainee network brought toCILIP Career Development Group Yorkshire &Humber Division.Ned Potter (@theREALwikiman) created the siteand gathered an admin team.Main aim was to connect new professionals.
Started on free Spruz site• http://www.spruz.com/• sponsorship sought for upgrade when needed“Soft” launch at local event in April 2010.Full launch at CILIP CDG New Professionals Conference inJuly 2010.Promoted through variety of platforms where newprofessionals are found.Allowed members to have ownership of the network.
LISNPN today1462 members as of 6th July 2012.Lex and Rachel as co-managers.Blog posts from members.LISNPN socials.CPD opportunities.
TipsMake use of established sites/tools.Go offline too.Don’t underestimate word-of-mouth promotion.Accept all offers of help/stuff!Don’t be afraid to ask for help/advice.Read Ned’s blog post: http://thewikiman.org/blog/?p=1368
Further reading10 top tips to build momentum in online communities –Ned Potter: http://thewikiman.org/blog/?p=1368The LIS New Professionals Network – Ned Potter:http://communities.cilip.org.uk/blogs/informationadvice/archive/2010/10/26/lisnpn.aspxReflections on the first LISNPN Bristol meet-up – RachelBickley:http://rachel-s-b.blogspot.co.uk/2011/06/reflections-on-first-bristol-lisnpn.html