Yesterday I spent the afternoon ambushing my friend’s birthday, drinking tea, playing with her ridiculously beautiful Norwegian Forest cats, oh yeah, and writing a proposal for the CILIP Career Development Group’s New Professionals Conference, which Ned Potter of the wikiman has handily written about today! We want to present a paper about the value of graduate traineeships and how they can help future professionals ‘prove their worth in challenging times’, which we’re in a good position to do – both being ex-graduate trainees and current LIS students. Fingers crossed the board find it interesting!
A bit of pretty good news – I’ve been offered the prison library job that was snatched from my excited little paws a few months ago, because the funding that was taken away, has been given back. Hurray! I should start fairly soon, after I’ve been investigated and whatnot.
Perhaps the return of the funding is a good sign for public libraries – there’s also been a £30 million government investment in UK online centres. Or maybe it’s just something to do with the E word…not wanting to be cynical, of course.