Taking Charge of your Continuing Professional Development<br />Laura Woods<br />Information Assistant<br />Davies Arnold C...
What is CPD?<br />“...the conscious updating of professional knowledge and the improvement of professional competence...a ...
Why is CPD important?<br />It’s not your grandmother’s library<br />		The nature of information is changing<br />
CPD is vital for new professionals<br />Moving from academia to the “real world”<br />		Finding your first professional le...
Barriers to keeping up with CPD<br />
Tips for negotiating funding<br />	What’s in it for them?<br />					Share and share alike<br />
CPD on a budget<br />
Professional literature<br />Professional journals<br />http://www.cilip.org.uk/membership/benefits/informed/online-databa...
“If you put five librarians in a room, within three hours you'll get at least three associations, five committees, six mee...
Job shadowing and visits to other libraries<br />Build links within your department<br />Learn how other libraries in your...
But all the good events are in...<br />London<br />America<br />any place I don’t live!<br />Attending events virtually<br />
Awards and bursaries<br />	Apply for everything!<br />https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?A0=LIS-AWARDS<br />
Seize the initiative!<br />
Image sources<br />http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ladder_to_sky_Escalera_al_cielo_Stairway_to_heaven.jpg<br />http...
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  1. 1. Taking Charge of your Continuing Professional Development<br />Laura Woods<br />Information Assistant<br />Davies Arnold Cooper<br />
  2. 2. What is CPD?<br />“...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)<br />
  3. 3. Why is CPD important?<br />It’s not your grandmother’s library<br /> The nature of information is changing<br />
  4. 4. CPD is vital for new professionals<br />Moving from academia to the “real world”<br /> Finding your first professional level post<br />
  5. 5. Barriers to keeping up with CPD<br />
  6. 6. Tips for negotiating funding<br /> What’s in it for them?<br /> Share and share alike<br />
  7. 7. CPD on a budget<br />
  8. 8. Professional literature<br />Professional journals<br />http://www.cilip.org.uk/membership/benefits/informed/online-databases/Pages/default.aspx<br />Library and librarian blogs<br />http://uklibraryblogs.pbworks.com/<br />
  9. 9. “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” <br />– Stephen Abram<br />Professional Bodies<br />
  10. 10. Job shadowing and visits to other libraries<br />Build links within your department<br />Learn how other libraries in your sector deal with the same issues<br />Learn what issues affect libraries in other sectors<br />
  11. 11. But all the good events are in...<br />London<br />America<br />any place I don’t live!<br />Attending events virtually<br />
  12. 12. Awards and bursaries<br /> Apply for everything!<br />https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?A0=LIS-AWARDS<br />
  13. 13. Seize the initiative!<br />
  14. 14. Image sources<br />http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ladder_to_sky_Escalera_al_cielo_Stairway_to_heaven.jpg<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/gingerblokey/2004212238/<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/yubacollege/3722717308/<br />http://flickr.com/photos/beckzaidan/1165934870/<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/tracy_olson/61056391/<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/tonivc/2283676770/<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/aidan_jones/3575000735/<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/swimparallel/3174754333/<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/diylibrarian/1403798100/<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/60588258@N00/3293465641/<br />http://www.jocelynmathewes.com/blog/2010/01/me_and_my_shadow.html<br />http://si.smugmug.com/gallery/1674201/1/82075104_EFjHo#82075104_EFjHo<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/lumaxart/2293239853/<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/dip108/388012741/<br />
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