I can’t believe I’ve finished CPD23! Well beyond the deadline, and not quite by my self-imposed end-of-year deadline either, but I made it anyway. I’m not always great at seeing things through, so I’m proud to have got this far. What am I going to blog about now?!
I’ve written a PDP for Chartership, so I’ve drawn on that as well as CPD23 for this exercise.
What have I learned?
CPD23 has been hugely helpful. I’ve said it before, but in a shrinking department with limited budget there aren’t many opportunities for career development or discussions. The programme has introduced me to a new network of career-minded info pros, as well as tools and techniques I wouldn’t have come across otherwise.
Gaps in my knowledge
- Digital skills (I have the basics but don’t always know the best way to harness them, or the best tools for the job).
- Promoting the department (internally and externally – must do more).
- Getting involved in the profession more fully (through face-to-face groups and events, and online).
My main goal for this year is to charter. I’m in the process of compiling my portfolio, so there’s a lot of work ahead but I’m hopeful!
Beyond that, I want to get involved in the profession and address some of the other gaps identified above. 2012 is going to be a year for career development!