- First degree: Bsc(hon) in psychology
- NVQ2 Library And Information
- Post Graduate Award in E-Learning for Academic and Professional Practice
- CILIP Chartership (via Extraordinary Route due to lack of Msc or Bsc in LIS)
- CIEH Professional Trainer's Certificate
- Warwick Introduction to Management
My current job certainly has less emphasis on core library skills and more emphasis on managing a team and running and developing a service. When I look at my skill set I do sometimes wonder where I will go next and whether I will stay in libraries - but what I do know is that in terms of finding genuine interest, having fun and meeting inspiring colleagues, libraries have so far been much much more than I could have asked for. So I think this post has made me wonder:
- How much do specific qualifications matter once you have a foot in the door?
- Is experience more valuable in these times when there are so many graduates?