We found this great post about Woodsiegirl’s 2015 year of learning and development over at the blog Organising Chaos – we thought it was a great approach for thinking about how to start anew with your professional development so we wanted to share it with you:
Gosh, didn’t 2014 go quickly! That’s my poor excuse for the pitiful 6 blog posts I managed last year, anyway… Despite setting a professional goal* last January to blog at least once per month, after the first few months I didn’t manage to post anything at all until my new job announcement in August, and then didn’t blog again for the rest of the year.
There’s probably several reasons for this. The first is that, until October, I was working in a job where personal blogging and social media were frowned upon, as was any external professional development, so I struggled to find anything to blog about that I was a) allowed to mention outside of the organisation’s official channels and b) that would be of interest to other librarians. Then from October onwards I was swept up in first starting a new job, and then buying and renovating a new house – which left me with precisely zero free time!
You can find out what Woodsiegirl is going to do about it over at her blog. (hint, some of it involves us…)
We want to know what are your professional development goals this year? How are they going so far?
You too can apply now for the next round of the ILN’s peer mentoring program. But be quick, applications close Midnight on 15th of Feburary!