What an amazing year! After a number of (if we do say so ourselves) successful events the time has come to gather along with our colleagues and elect some new members at our AGM. And the obligatory (and always fun) socialising.
We thought we would make our AGM even more appealing so we are delighted to announce that Gillian Kerins, from the Institute of Technology Tallaght will be our guest speaker. Gillian will be speaking about the work of the LAI’s Education CPD Committee and how to pursue CPD on a budget and what good value options are out there for information pros.
The AGM will take place in Rathmines Public Library on November 7th at 6pm. The full programme is as follows:
- 6.00-6.10 pm : Welcome and introduction
- 6.10-6.40pm : Talk by Gillian Kerins with a Q&A to follow
- 6.40-6.55pm : Presentation of the Annual Report + Q&A
- 6.55-7.10 pm : Presentation of the Treasurer’s Report +Q&A
- 7.10-7.20 pm : New Committee Members
- 7.20-7.40 pm: AOB & Networking
- 7.40pm onwards: Social networking in Mother Reillys in Rathmines afterwards
To reserve your place and get further details, visit our Eventbrite page.
As I’m sure many of you will be getting to the AGM from many different places, you can always try the wonderful Hit The Road website. We look forward to seeing you!
The CDG Committee
Following on from a great CV Event, we are delighted to announce that the 2013 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Career Development Group of the LAI will take place near the end of October. We will be announcing more details on speakers and times at a later date so keep a good watch on our Twitter feed and blog. In the meantime, we are calling on members to get your nomination forms in and join the CDG Committee.
The AGM is a valuable opportunity to learn about the work that the Committee has been undertaking on your behalf over the last twelve months, and to hear reports from each of the Committee Officers. We hope as manny people as possible can attend as this is both an AGM and a networking event so looking forward to seeing you there!
CDG Committee 2013-2014
In accordance with the CDG’s established Rules & Procedures, the term of the current committee comes to an end in October 2013. Expressions of interest are now being sought from Career Development Group members to become Committee Members for the 2013-2014 term. Closing date for expressions of interest is 5pm October 1st 2013.
The Secretary of the CDG will provide details about the level of commitment required and the election process; if after takling with the Secretary you wish to be considered for Committee membership, nomination forms will be made available via email. The closing date for nomination forms is 5pm 15th of October 2013
The Career Development Group Committee is an active and dynamic group. If you are energetic and committed to the continued career development of information professionals we invite you to consider putting yourself forward for the Committee. You will be actively involved in developing a proactive approach to employment in libraries through the discussion of issues such as career development, CV and interview tips, alternative funding models for job creation, non-traditional work opportunities. This will be done through formal and informal events, talks and joint training with other LAI groups and committees. For an idea of what we do, check out our Open Day, Library Camp and our CV Talk and Workshop.
The Committee meets approximately 10-12 times each year, the time of meetings to be decided by the new Committee. Each nominee will require a proposer and a seconder. The nominee must be a current member of the Career Development Group, the proposer and seconder must be current members of the Library Association of Ireland. Expressions of interest may be made directly to the current CDG Committee. Looking forward to hearing from you all!
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