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Building Your Portfolio



Thoroughly updated to reflect the new requirements of CILIP's revamped suite of Professional Registration qualifications, this is the essential 'how to' guide to producing a successful portfolio. Reflecting on achievements and presenting evidence of enhanced knowledge and skills underpin many professional and educational qualifications. Building a portfolio is key to recording and demonstrating this professional development, and gaining official recognition in the form of Professional Registration qualifications. Set out in a user-friendly format, and covering each element of a portfolio, the guide is jam-packed with examples, useful hints and tips, personal contributions from successful applicants, web links, and further reading to help you develop a top-notch portfolio. The role of the VLE, new submission routes including e-submission and the new route to Revalidation all clearly explained. Readership: Library and information practitioners working towards any of the three levels of CILIP Professional Registration (Certification, Chartership, Fellowship), candidates for Revalidation and those beginning their first job in the sector. Mentors, employers of library and information staff, students of library and information science, and others interested in effectively recording their continuing professional development.
1. Introduction to the qualifications 2. The mentoring process 3. Assessment criteria 4. Reflective writing 5. Curriculum Vitae 6. Professional development plans and the PKSB 7. Evaluative statement 8. Supporting evidence 9. Revalidation 10. The final steps.
Kath Owen chairs the CILIP Professional Registration and Accreditation Board and was a member of the Future Skills Project Board, which worked on professional registration and the PKSB. Until her retirement, Kath was a senior manager in Nottinghamshire Public Libraries with a particular interest in staff development. She revalidated her Fellowship in 2014. Margaret Watson was President of CILIP 2003–4; the main theme for her presidency was continuing professional development (CPD). She chaired CILIP's Qualifications Framework Steering Group and CILIP's Ethics Panel. Now retired, Margaret works as a consultant and has facilitated training for CILIP Assessment Panels and the CILIP Mentor Scheme.

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