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  • I created my own unofficial graduate traineeship. Applied to do Information and Library Management at Loughborough and Aberystwyth during this time.
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  • Pilkington Library
  • 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.
  • Gregynog niawilliams

    1. 1. Becoming an Information Professional Nia Williams
    2. 2. My first steps to becoming an information professional <ul><li>Making a choice </li></ul><ul><li>Creating my own Graduate Trainee experience </li></ul><ul><li>Choosing a Masters course </li></ul><ul><li>My experience at Loughborough </li></ul><ul><li>My first professional post </li></ul><ul><li>Building and complimenting my skills </li></ul>
    3. 3. 2007 – Graduation from Swansea University History BA(Hons) – What next? Teacher? Archivist? Librarian?
    4. 4. 2007 – 2008 My first steps to becoming an information professional <ul><li>Too late to take up a position as an “official” Graduate Trainee. </li></ul><ul><li>Started volunteering at my local Public Library – Neath Library. </li></ul><ul><li>NPT County Council employed me as a Library Assistant from November 2007 until May 2008. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Summer 2008 <ul><li>Eight weeks at Swansea University Library </li></ul><ul><li>Part II – Of my “unofficial” Graduate Traineeship </li></ul><ul><li>Given the opportunity to:- </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shadow and complete tasks with various Subject Librarians </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A week at SWML </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cataloguing </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. 2008-2009 Loughborough University <ul><li>Information and Library Management MA </li></ul><ul><li>Information Needs and Use </li></ul><ul><li>Research Management </li></ul><ul><li>Information Law, Policy and Society </li></ul><ul><li>Web Design and Web Analytics </li></ul><ul><li>Collection Management and Preservation </li></ul><ul><li>Information Organisation and Retrieval </li></ul><ul><li>Management and Marketing of Information Services </li></ul><ul><li>Information Services and Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Curation </li></ul><ul><li>Dissertation: “A race of men who will read and inwardly digest” (Glamorgan Free Press). The Miners’ Institute Libraries of South Wales and their users, c. 1880 – c. 1945. </li></ul>
    7. 7. September 2009 – Present Senior Officer of Newspapers and Periodicals at the National Library of Wales <ul><li>Digitisation Project </li></ul><ul><li>The biggest digitisation project the Library has ever undertaken </li></ul><ul><li>2 million pages of 19 th Century Newspapers and Periodicals to be digitised </li></ul>
    8. 8. Facts and Figures Correct on the 1 st of June 2011
    9. 10. 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
    10. 11. Saturdays in the Reading Room Staff supervision Answering reader queries Using VIRTUA Working with the readers
    11. 12. What next in my quest to become an Information Professional? Chartership 23 Things for Professional Development Taking the next step on the Career Ladder
    12. 13. <ul><li>Picture of Neath Library - </li></ul><ul><li>Picture of Swansea University Library - </li></ul><ul><li>Picture of Loughborough University Library - </li></ul><ul><li>Picture of National Library of Wales - </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>CILIP logo – uk </li></ul><ul><li>CPD23 logo - </li></ul><ul><li>Career Ladder - </li></ul>Images