Building Your Portfolio: The CILIP Guide

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.