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Building your portfolio - the CILIP guide
Margaret Watson
Paperback / softback
Facet Publishing
UK Publication Date

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 is central to gaining professional qualifications offered by CILIP: the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals.

This ‘how to’ guide provides practical and clear advice on producing a successful portfolio. 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.

This revised edition takes account of the changes to the regulations for Certification; the new single route for Certification candidates, revised assessment criteria and a new personal statement template. Helpful new case studies reflect these changes.

The chapters include:
  • CILIP’s Framework of Qualifications
  • the portfolio approach
  • assessment criteria
  • reflective writing
  • curriculum vitae
  • professional development plans
  • personal statements
  • supporting evidence
  • the final steps.
Readership: Written by a former CILIP President, this book is essential for library and information practitioners working towards CILIP professional qualifications: Certification, Chartership, Fellowship and Revalidation – as well as those beginning their first job in the sector. The book will also be valuable to mentors, employers of library and information staff, students of library and information science, and others interested in effectively recording their continuing professional development.

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Margaret WatsonBA MA FCLIP HonFCLIP, consultant and trainer, was until 2003 Principal Lecturer in Information and Library Management at the University of Northumbria. Chair of CILIP's Ethics Panel, she is currently a mentor for the CILIP Framework of Qualifications, and a member of the CILIP Assessment Panel. She was CILIP President for 2003-2004, and Chair of the Framework of Qualifications Steering Group from 2003 to 2005.

"...compulsive and rewarding reading...Building Your Portfoliohas much to offer candidates, students and employers but is also useful for anyone working in portfolio-based qualifications frameworks. As a mentor to a number of candidates pursuing different levels within CILIP’s Framework of Qualifications, I really welcome this new edition and it will be well used with my candidates."
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2nd Edition
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Library education (Continuing education)|Portfolios in education.
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