Doesn’t matter what stage of your career you are at – Professional Registration supports you throughout.Barriers to Professional Registration have been removedEnter the process at either certification or chartership stage
Process is underpinned by PKSB, brings areas of technica expertise together with generic management skills needed by broad range of library and information professionals. At the heart of the PKSB is values.Find a mentor – Use the mentor finder available from Cilip, Cilip VLE, Twitter, worplace contactsAnalysis skills using ‘Professional Skills and Knowledge Base’ – underpins the evidence in the portfolio and drives the objectivesGather evidence to show what work you’ve done to meet your goals and fill in skills gaps. Evidence can be backdated. If you are using evidence which is particularly old, consider linking it to your current situation.Write a personal statement.Create and submit portfolio – can be done via Cilip VLE in an electronic format.
Not just an either-or decision.It’s a flexible career-based learning pathDegree-Professional RegistrationCertification – Degree - ChartershipCost - Cilip Fees. Job | Time - Set own pace, fit it in | Flexbility – My job has changed 5 times in 8 years.Career driven - Taking responsibility for my own career progressionDoing what was relevant to me, my job, my interests and my career.
VftL – Campaigning work, talking to media, contributing to Select Committee enquiries, managing Twitter account, writing articles for newsletters, managing @VoicesLibrary rotation curation, awareness of information ethics, wider library environment, networkingWhat does the evidence look like?Visits to other libraries in the region – BBC Library & Archives, Cardiff Public libraryProfessional reading.Taking part in online CPD / MoocsJoining professional organisations – Cilip, SLA, FILReflective practice – blogging, taking part in Chartership Chats / UklibchatNetworking, attending events, unconferences, library camps- Every day part of work, or raised hand to take on projectsIdentified as learning needs during annual reviewPersonal interests
Things to consider:The sector you want to work in may influence the path you take Get support from your line managerTop tips Get organised – mostly, Professional Registration doesn’t ask you to do anything that you wouldn’t already need to do as part of your role It’s not something extra – it’s getting the most out of what you do anyway. Get organised – Use PKSB as part of your conversation with line managers about training, Annual ReviewsStart recording your Continuing Professional DevelopmentRead a book – make a note of itCreate space for reflection – blog, notebook,
Professional registration :: Cilip Library Safari
Adapted from a presentation for
Cilip South West Safari, January
Levels of Professional Registration
Find a mentor
Write an evaluative
Create and submit