Category: LIS professional community

How to kickstart your professional conversation

So you’ve started a LIS (library and information science) Masters degree….or information, knowledge or data management, or records management, or archival studies, or information systems… (tick and apply┬árelevant area) Essentially, you’ve entered the information professions. If memory serves me, you’ll be about halfway through your first semester. You may have...

Don’t take it personally

I’m sure the participants, Matthias and I could have chatted well into the afternoon at our workshop at the New Librarians Symposium last month about building and managing a professional identity. I would have happily done so. Of course, we couldn’t cover everything in three hours, but there is something...

PLN, where art thou?

….well, that’ll be the first thought I have if, heaven forbid, Twitter disappeared tomorrow. Someone asked me the question recently, “If Twitter went kaput, was lost and disappeared, what would you do?” For a moment, well actually it was a little more than a moment, panic set in. No one...

Your Personal Brand & PLN

CPD23 Thing 3 considered personal branding. Prior to my LIS studies I was ignorant of this idea of creating and building my professional self as a brand. And it does make sense, especially in a working climate where people are not likely to stay with one organisation their entire career....