Email from CILIP confirming that my revalidation for 2017 has gone through safely. I was successful in my plan to get this done earlier in the year. This reflects both being used to the system and the added pressure of working on a submission for Fellowship.
2017 was a hectic year professionally (though you would not know it from this blog where it has mostly been the Journal Club activity that got written up). I was lucky enough to attend EAHIL for the first time and spoke there on my work on metrics. It was great to go to a wider conference and hear about some of the interesting developments in the use of text and data mining for search. I have a stack of photos of the brutalist Berkeley Library at Trinity College to share at some point.
I learnt a lot about feedback delivering both LibQUAL+ and LibUX representing rather different approaches to hearing from library users. Without wishing to completely dismiss LibQUAL+ I think LibUX is likely to offer a richer forward path. It is so much more flexible, immediate and powerful.
I was lucky enough to learn from inspirational folk on an NHS LKS leadership programme. Not sure I have ever done quite so many tools looking at understanding my style, preferences and so on before. I am not sure I feel very different for it but I do have some more tools and excellent contacts.
Fellowship submission this year!
This years celebratory Mj Hibbett and the [re] Validators number is “Do the indie kid”