Category Archives: chartership

Reblogged: Thinking of a career change?

Originally posted on Future Library and Information Professionals Network:
Our latest post is a short one which comes as a result of a few messages in our inbox from people who have already had successful careers in other fields deciding…

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MA or MCLIP?

Every so often someone asks me if I think they should consider pursuing an MA/MLIS or MCLIP, so it feels like it may be worth sharing my thoughts here. The tips below are amended from my latest email about this … Continue reading

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Keeping a learning log

Anyone who has ever thought about what they do knows what I mean by reflection. It is a different thing to be asked to keep a reflective learning log though, and (nearly?) anyone who has submitted or is working on … Continue reading

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Professional registration

I have recently attended a training day about mentoring that was organised by CILIP. The first half of the day introduced general concepts of mentoring and coaching, broken up by some practical exercises. The afternoon introduced CILIP’s take on mentoring … Continue reading

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Backdating evidence for your #chartership portfolio

Depending on which stage in your career you are at you might want to consider backdating evidence when working on your chartership portfolio. I get the impression that a lot of people do their chartership early on in their career … Continue reading

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My news

I am now a chartered librarian. ­čÖé Worth it?

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Chartership

It’s only been a few weeks since I submitted my chartership portfolio and there is no way of knowing whether it was good enough to be accepted. I am already bored with waiting, so here are some further thoughts on … Continue reading

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It’s done!

First thoughts on the #chartership process Now that I have sent my portfolio off for assessment (and can’t do anything but wait), I want to share a few thoughts on the chartership process so far… What went well? I quite … Continue reading

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Writing tool. And kittens :)

I was going to spend an hour before bedtime writing part of the personal evaluative statement for my chartership portfolio, and despite not having to worry that I won’t fill the 1,000 words I love the Written? Kitten! tool I … Continue reading

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#Chartership update: Plans for next week and after

We’ll see if I achieve this much…. The main thing I’m waiting for this week┬áfor┬ámy friend┬áto read┬ámy complete-ish portfolio and voice┬áopinions. Then I know how much more work there is to do (hopefully). Rough plans for next week and the … Continue reading

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