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Interns – the new slaves?felicitywindmill

Tue, 06 Apr 2010 11:23:31 +0000

Don’t have enough money to pay staff? Why not get an intern in to do the work for free? These words are probably spoken more times in meetings than anyone would expect. It is a sad fact of today’s job market that … Continue reading

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CILIP Manifesto and Task and Finish Groupsrhodescj

Wed, 24 Mar 2010 16:10:29 +0000

I was nominated to be on the committee that wrote the CILIP Manifesto by the then CDG President, Maria Cotera. The committee (called a Task and Finish Group in CILIP-ese) also contained CDG members Emma Illingworth and Sarah Ison, along with 4 … Continue reading

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Good proposalsrhodescj

Fri, 12 Mar 2010 13:00:23 +0000

Now that the New Professionals Conference 2010 has been officially advertised, I think its legitimate to give you my thoughts on the process and on what made the proposals we selected the ones we selected. First I’m going to outline some … Continue reading

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New professionals conferencerhodescj

Wed, 27 Jan 2010 10:42:47 +0000

Belatedly, I’d like to plug the 2010 new professionals conference.  A good account of last years conference can be found here. Its a great opportunity to practise your application, paper writing and presentation skills.  Presenting at an event like this is a … Continue reading

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SLA Early Careers Conference Awardsrhodescj

Mon, 21 Dec 2009 10:39:17 +0000

SLA Europe invites applications for an all-expenses paid trip to the 2010 SLA Conference, which will take place 13th-16th June in New Orleans, USA.  Those eligible to apply are current European library and information science students and new professionals (working … Continue reading

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Thu, 17 Dec 2009 13:07:49 +0000

This post was prompted by the news that Conservative MP Nadine Dorries and Labour MP Kerry McCarthy (both frequent  twitteres) have both broken out in a spate of blocking people on Twitter.  Is it acceptable to cease to communicate with people … Continue reading

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Wed, 09 Dec 2009 08:21:15 +0000

Last night I attended the launch of the Encompass positive action trainee scheme in LSE’s spectacular New Academic Building.  This project seeks to recruit and place 50 people from black and ethnic minority backgrounds in trainee LIS roles around the country.  … Continue reading

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Mon, 07 Dec 2009 20:04:28 +0000

Rotating Kitchen by Zeger Reyers This is interesting and poses various questions. Firstly, if it is going to continue to rotate until February, are they going to replace the perishables, because the stench is going to be unbearable by then … Continue reading

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CDG Project Management SeminarTina Reynolds

Thu, 03 Dec 2009 16:22:20 +0000

Last night I attended a seminar organised by CDG (Career Development Group) London & South East Divisions on Project Management. I attended because part of my MA is concerned with Project Management and I thought this might be useful as … Continue reading

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Mon, 30 Nov 2009 11:51:11 +0000

Sarah Ison and Emma Illingworth posted recently about the value of GoogleWave, and I got an invite last week – so basically I know very little about it – please correct me when I say something inaccurate. I’m going to firstly … Continue reading

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