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Face-off: online vs offline networks

In this post I am going to write about both thing 6 (online networks) and thing 7 (offline networks) of the 23 Things for Continuing Professional Development programme. This is partly because I’m so far behind, but mostly because I don’t feel I can talk about one without mentioning the other. I am also going to flip things around and write about offline networks first. I am a member of CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals), within that my special interest groups are the CDG (Career Development Group) and CoFHE (Colleges of Further and Higher Education). I started [...]

Making an impact with the BLA

The Business Librarians Association (BLA) conference is one of the highlights of my year at work. I’ve been to three so far and they get better year after year. This year’s conference was held in Sheffield from the 13-15 July. The theme was “Making an impact: demonstrating value”. As a member of the BLA committee my conference starts a day earlier than most delegates with a final committee meeting at the venue. At this meeting we run through the programme for the next few days and divide up the remaining jobs. The final task is to make up the delegates [...]

BLA Conference 2010

From the 7th – 9th July I attended the annual Business Librarians Association (formerly the British Business Schools Librarians Group) conference. A week on I have finally had a chance to reflect on the three day event. Both Kirsty Taylor and Andy Priestner have already blogged in detail about the conference and I would encourage you to read their posts and also to check out the tweets from the event. The overall theme, and title for the event was The Research Agenda and under that there were three main areas covered: open access practitioner research the library’s role in supporting [...]

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