A new record for making my MCLIP revalidation submission early in the year. Why the haste to reflect on 2018? My experience over the past few years is that the sooner it is done then the more straightforward it is to remember what happened.
The other driver is that last year I promised an FCLIP submission for 2018. This has not come to pass (yet) but has resulted in me being that bit more organised with my logging and reflecting throughout the year. One last push this time so I can report on how Fellowship went rather than making excuses this time next year!
I have had lots of interesting experiences over the course of the past year including continuing to push the joy of metrics (and annual action plans) at EAHIL and UHMLG. I got tangled up in the national procurement for NHS databases and conversations around a potential discovery tool. There was more UX fun at work and some less fun organisational shenanigans.
Brilliant was managing to link my support for health libraries in Africa to the goals of my service which has seen me help organise a stakeholder day for the fantastic folks at African Hospital Libraries, raise a few quid for them (donations welcome till 8/3/2019) and make a bid for Research4life funds to run some HINARI training in Sierra Leone (bid result awaited!).
A good year as M J Hibbett & the Validators reflect on their classic “We Validate” album track “Mental Judo” – “I’m going to enjoy it for what it is – Not for what it isn’t”