So, here we go. After months of talking about it, I am finally up and running with a blog. A little late perhaps, but I’ve been prompted by cpd23 to get my thoughts on librarian/information-type ruminations out to the world. Or at least the librarian world, who seem to be a lovely, friendly bunch so hopefully all will be well.
By way of introduction, my name is Jen and I’m currently one of the graduate trainees in a fantastic art library in London. I’ve been passionate about starting a career in libraries for a few years now and I was absolutely thrilled to get this traineeship. However, they’ll be chucking me out by September in favour of some shiny new trainees and – fingers crossed – I’ll be studying for my masters in library and information studies next year and working somewhere equally exciting.
As my graduate trainee year whizzes by, I’m learning so much about not only the work that goes in inside a library but all the amazing things that librarians do outside of their place of work. I’ve been inspired by talking to colleagues and library professionals working in all sorts of sectors that I’ve met through networking online and offline. Cpd23 seems like the perfect way for me to get even more involved, further my professional development, pick up some skills and make some great contacts.