By Katherine Owen, Margaret Watson
This booklet displays on achievements and offers facts of more suitable wisdom and talents underpin many pro and academic skills. construction a portfolio is essential to recording and demonstrating this expert improvement, and is important to gaining specialist skills provided via CILIP: the Chartered Institute of Library and data execs. This 'how to' advisor presents functional and transparent recommendation on generating a winning portfolio. Set out in a basic structure, and masking each one portion of a portfolio, the advisor is full of examples, invaluable tricks and suggestions, own contributions from winning candidates, internet hyperlinks, and extra interpreting that can assist you increase a top-notch portfolio. This revised version takes account of the alterations to the laws for Certification; one course for Certification applicants, revised evaluate standards and a brand new own assertion template. useful new case reviews replicate those alterations. The chapters comprise: CILIP's Framework of skills; the portfolio technique; evaluation standards; reflective writing; curriculum vitae; specialist improvement plans; own statements; aiding proof; and, the ultimate steps. Written by way of a former CILIP President, this booklet is key for library and knowledge practitioners training CILIP expert skills: Certification, Chartership, Fellowship and Revalidation - in addition to these starting their first task within the region. The ebook can also be invaluable to mentors, employers of library and knowledge employees, scholars of library and knowledge technology, and others drawn to successfully recording their carrying on with expert improvement.
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Always list work experience and education in reverse chronological order, that is, starting with the most recent activity. Writing it all down So, time to start getting it all down on paper. I wrote down all the positions I have held within Sunderland Libraries, encompassing the last 27 years, along with a brief outline of duties, concentrating on those which highlighted the aspects I wanted to relate to within the portfolio as a whole. CURRICULUM VITAE 39 I started with the most recent, which at the time was: 2004–2006•Assistant Manager, Hetton Library • Organize and administer the running of a large branch library and oversee the running of two part-time branches.
A list of mentors is available on the CILIP website. You can choose someone from your own sector or someone from a different one. Mentors can operate face-to-face or in a virtual relationship. Mentor support is crucial for overseas Members. Candidates for Fellowship and Revalidation often find it useful to work with a ‘buddy’ or in a small support group. You can discuss the various elements of your portfolio and use your ‘buddy’ or support group to check that you have provided relevant and appropriate evidence.
Then one day CILIP launched the Certification of Affiliated Members and one of the main components within the portfolio for assessment was a CV – help! OK, I thought, I can do this, after all, it’s only a CV, it’s nothing to be scared of, all I have to do is write down my career history in order of the 38 BUILDING YOUR PORTFOLIO most recent first, should be a doddle. The CV went something like this: 1978–2005•Library Assistant, Sunderland Public Libraries That was it – one employer for 27 years; the rest of the CV was simply blank, obviously not a good showcase of my skills and experiences!
Building Your Portfolio: The Cilip Guide by Katherine Owen, Margaret Watson