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Career Development Day – ‘The shape of the profession in the future’ [Event Ref. No. TG1/CDD]


9:30 am - 4:00 pm


Park Crescent Conference Centre
229 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 5PN

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“If you saw yourself as the hero of your own story – what would the book of your life be called? What have been the defining themes of your career journey so far? What kind of story is it? What will the next work chapter hold? And how proud are you of the story you tell?”
– Your Life Plan by Erica Sosna (2014)
In the morning, information professionals with different specialisms will talk about their own experiences and careers, and give practical tips about how to progress in the profession.
In the afternoon, Erica Sosna will hold a workshop where participants will be looking at their experiences and careers so far and identify the next step by using ‘the heroic journey.’

Erica is a popular speaker, author and thinker in the area of careers direction. This year she is offering a number of residential retreats, talks and webinars exploring how to discover your talents and design a career that works for you. Find out more about her work and download a free chapter of the book at:



0930 – 0950 – Registration

0950 – 1000 – Welcome and Overview of the day

1000 – 1100 – Lyn Robinson, Reader and Ludi Price, Research Student, City University London

1100 – 1115 – Tea break

1115 – 1200 – Antony Loveland, Senior Librarian: Africa, Oceania and the Americas, the British Museum

1200 – 1230 – Russell Kennedy, Electronic Services Librarian, University of East London

1230 – 1330 – Lunch

1330 – 1400 – Matthew Lawson, Head of Library & Learner Development, Deputy Director, Library & Student Support, Middlesex University

1400 – 1500 – Erica Sosna

1500 – 1515 – Tea

1515 – 1600 – Erica Sosna

1600 – Close.



The Fitzrovia Room, 1st Floor, Park Crescent Conference Centre at International Students House, 229 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 5PN

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£95 for members and £142 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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