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Career Development Day For Library And Information Assistants [Event Ref. No. TG1/CDD]


9:30 am - 4:00 pm


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This day is aimed at those in library and information assistant roles who would like to progress their career, or perhaps change direction, but lack confidence in applying for jobs or perhaps are applying for jobs but not being invited for interview. In the morning a workshop will look at how to make your applications irresistible to your prospective employers and your covering letters stand out from the rest. In the afternoon, senior information professionals will talk about their experience of recruiting staff.

In preparation for the morning workshop all delegates are asked to bring a job description for ‘their dream job’ or a ‘career shift’ or ‘promotion’.

9.30 Arrival, registration, coffee

9.50 Welcome and Overview of the day

10.00-10.30 Key speaker: Mary Nixon, Acting Director of Senate House Libraries

10.30-11.15 Erica Sosna, the Lifeproject Workshop ‘Your Next Move: 3 Success Strategies’

11.15 Tea

11.30-12.45 Workshop continues

12.45  Lunch

13.45  Case Study: Dave Puplett, ‎Head of Academic Liaison at University of Kent ‘Recruitment-the view from the other side of the fence’

14.15  Case Study: Libby Homer, Associate Director (Client Services) at University of East London

14.45 Tea and a networking session with an opportunity to talk to the speakers

15.15 Close.

Venue: Room G21A, Senate House, University of London, London WC1E 7HU; Website:

Please note that there are limited places available for this event.

To book a place please use our online booking form or email the administrator via

Cost: £90 for members and £145 for other institutions.

Cancellations less than one week before the event will be charged a 50% cancellation fee. In the event of a ‘no-show’ on the day, the full fee will be charged.


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