The body of professional knowledge is one of the things about Chartership that I can’t quite get my head around, a bit like the more theoretical aspects of reflective practice.
I understand the basic idea – that at the core of the information profession, there is a basic level of knowledge that is essential for any professional to have, regardless of the specifics of their role.
I understand, too, that providing a diagramatic framework helps to highlight any shortcomings in your current knowledge, and possible routes for continuing development.
What I struggle with is applying the theoretical concepts to my job. I’ve read the CILIP document, and the sections on the body of knowledge in several Chartership handbooks, but I’m not sure where to go from there.
Do I draw a diagram for the roles I perform at work, to include in my portfolio, or do I assume that reading it is enough? Any advice from chartered professionals gratefully received!