The Library of Unrequited Love ~ Sophie Divry

The Library of Unrequited Love – a s0liloquy This book is probably going to be something other than what you were expecting. However, I am delighted to say, the Librarians’ soliloquy is one that we have all experienced or are experiencing – that constant narrative in your head, that portions of, sometimes unwittingly, end up […]

Are we Informationists?

Are all Librarians Informationists? Essentially the term was initially used to describe Medical Librarians who were individuals with extensive clinical expertise, acute familiarity with organizational structures and processes, as well as being information systems technical savvy. There doesn’t seem to be one set educational pathway or formalized set of skills or knowledge for informationists. However, […]

What does ‘Embedded Librarian’ mean?

Over on LinkedIn there is a discussion about what the term ’embedded librarian’ means, if anything at all! The consensus seems to be that it means a library or information professional working within a team (usually clinical?) outside of the library walls. I think there’s slightly more to it than that. I came across this […]

CPD23 Plymouth event 30th September 2011 – how it went

Plymouth Event: CPD23 ‘Real life networking’ meet up on Friday 30th September The Bank, Plymouth City Centre Finally……the reflection! This summer saw information professionals from all over the world take part in ’23 things for professional development’, an online programme hosted by several new professionals outlining 23 ‘Things’ that would be useful personal development for any […]

CILIP Update: GCHQ, how refreshing

This months (October 2011) CILIP Update included a piece about GCHQ: Official site of the UK Government Communications Headquarters which is the centre for Her Majesty’s Government’s Signal Intelligence (SIGINT) activities. These are my thoughts. ‘I don’t recruit a records manager, or legislation experts, or web content managers, I recruit information professionals. Understand that I […]

CPD23: Wrapping up

CPD23 has been an excellent online personal development programme, and in reviewing my initial goal I think its time that I wrapped this thing up….. Firstly, I already used several social media tools to gain a network of contacts.  I wanted to review why I want contacts and how I can use them. I was hoping […]

10 realistic yet motivational facts!

Information and knowledge management people are a hardy bunch. What I didn’t know was ahead of me when I embarked on this journey 10 years ago was this:  Information management people have to be resilient in terms of skills and mindset. We are intrepid. Get noticed. Be professional. Express yourself. Engage and give feedback. Try to be […]