CPD 23 Thing 21: Promoting yourself in job applications and at interview

Identifying your strengths, capitalising on your interests Unsurprisingly, one of my biggest passions revolves around books and reading.  (It might seem silly to mention this, but I went to library school with several people who were not at all interested in books, and I’ve worked in public libraries alongside members of staff who never read, […]

CPD 23 Thing 18: Jing / Screen capture / podcasts (making them and following them)

Screen Capture I’ve used Camtasia and Adobe Captivate in the past for creating screen captures for instructional videos for the library.  I’ve been on a course with JISC on using these tools, which was really informative, but I’ve never had enough time to dedicate to really getting to grips with the software and using it to it’s full advantage. I’ve never […]

CPD 23 Thing 16: Advocacy, speaking up for the profession and getting published

For this Thing, I spent some time looking at the CILIP Advocacy webpages for my area of work; CILIP: Further education library and information resources.  The documents on there are links to resources to demonstrate the value and impact of libraries in the further education sector, mainly drawing on research from the United Kingdom and America.  […]

CPD 23 Thing 15: Attending, presenting at and organising seminars, conferences and other events

I love attending events.  It’s fun to meet new people and to have some time away from the day to day issues.  I usually find myself coming away from events feeling energised and inspired. My current employer is very supportive of staff development and attending training events but I have found that geography, cost and […]