Marketing and other unexpected skills: what today’s LIS professional needs to know

Marketing and other unexpected skills: what today’s LIS professional needs to know

Recently I have found myself involved in my library’s “comms team”, in addition to my usual role. The work of the team involves marketing the library service. Marketing is not something I envisioned myself doing when I used to think about what my career in libraries would look like, but it is increasingly important for today’s LIS professionals to be clued up on marketing, as we increasingly need to promote and demonstrate the value of our services. As an increasingly important part of library work, marketing is something new professionals should consider brushing up on, if we are to develop our careers in this field. Continue reading “Marketing and other unexpected skills: what today’s LIS professional needs to know”

Committees: what you can do for them, and what they can do for you!

Committees: what you can do for them, and what they can do for you!

As a new professional looking forward to potentially working towards chartership once I finish my LIS degree next year, I am always keen for a CPD opportunity. So, when I was encouraged by a colleague to join the committee of the Forum for Interlending and Information Delivery (FIL), I jumped at the chance. So, what does being a member of a committee involve, and how can it help a new professional develop their career?

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