On things not going to plan: reflections on studying for the LIS qualification while disabled

On things not going to plan: reflections on studying for the LIS qualification while disabled

This is a guest post from Kirsten Elliott (@BookishKirsten)

When I started studying for my librarianship qualification in September 2013, I had a plan. I was enrolled on the Aberystwyth distance learning course and I had decided I was going to complete the diploma part within a year, making it to the earliest possible study schools, and then complete the dissertation within the next year. It was ambitious, but the first six months or so it seemed to be working out. I managed to fit in time to do my assignments around two part-time jobs, a social life and martial arts training. I even completed my first few modules fast enough to make it to the April study school at Aberystwyth. Things did not, however, keep going to plan.

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Manchester NLPN winter ’15/’16 event – Digital Skills

Manchester NLPN winter ’15/’16 event – Digital Skills

Manchester based New Library Professionals Network (NLPN) hold regular events in the North West aimed at new or early career library professionals, and with an inclusive, low cost ethos. I attended their most recent winter event on Digital Skills in MadLab Manchester 30/01/16, and was also grateful to be given the opportunity to give a short presentation as part of their initiative to give people the opportunity to gain more experience presenting. Continue reading “Manchester NLPN winter ’15/’16 event – Digital Skills”

CILIP New Professionals Day 2015

CILIP New Professionals Day 2015

The CILIP New Professionals Day was held on the 9th of October at the CILIP headquarters in Bloomsbury. The event was primarily aimed at information professionals either currently studying for their LIS qualification, recent graduates, or those who had begun their career less than 5 years ago. Many of the presentations were relevant to the profession as a whole so I thought I would share what I thought were the most interesting aspects of each presentation.

Many of the sessions from the event are not covered by this post – if you were at the event and would like to contribute a review, please get in touch, we would love to hear what you thought! Continue reading “CILIP New Professionals Day 2015”