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Building a Confident Professional Self-image: The Superhero Roadshow [TG4/Superheroes]

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Date(s) - 21/11/2018
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

The London Mathematical Society


Twitter: @cpd25_M25  #cpd25

A hands-on workshop to reignite your professional spark!

Led by:
Wendy Morris – Kingston University
Claire Sewell – Cambridge University
Greg Bennett– Goldsmiths University of London

Keep this under your hat but we information professionals are not renowned for being loud and proud. Used to promoting our library services, but when it comes to marketing ourselves? Not so much. We want to empower library staff to get out there and engage as scholars – actively looking for opportunities to publish papers, present at conferences and use social media.

This lively and interactive workshop will cover how to write a conference abstract, how to choose an appropriate journal for publication (peer-reviewed or otherwise) and how to start with small scale in-house research projects.

Future superhero librarians will also be encouraged to reflect on the scale of pride they feel in their profession and will be given practical tips on how to engage more fully with the professional opportunities offered by social media.

The impact of previous Roadshows has been zero to hero. A growing list of pieces published, blogs uploaded and papers delivered, not to mention new converts to Twitter.
Get your capes on. The Superhero Librarians are coming!


Introductions – Speakers
Introductions – Attendees – including The Superhero Scale of Professional Pride – where do you stand?
Icebreaker activity – What is your greatest achievement?
Why involve ourselves in scholarship?
Opportunities to present ‐ group activity


Opportunities to present – feedback
Opportunities to publish
Engaging in social media – including altmetrics
Should we be doing this?
What do you need?
What are you going to do?


London Mathematical Society


£90 for Members
£135 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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