News from Professional Development Group

Meeting update 

The last meeting was held at CILIP on 13 June 2016.  The key points from the meeting are below:

Chair and Vice-Chair: Gil Young has stepped down from the role of Chair and the committee appointed Carol Brooks as the new Chair. Marilyn Moore has taken on the role of Vice-Chair.

Student rep: The Group agreed to having a new role of student representative on the committee, as supporting new professionals is one of our key areas. 

CPD column in Update: Update magazine will be including a regular piece on CPD, written by PDG members. The first one will appear in September 2016.

CILIP Study Tour: This takes place in Berlin, 6-9 October 2016.

Key strands: It was agreed to merge the 'Employability' and 'Generic/Key skills' into one strand which will be called 'Careers'.

New Professionals: The committee will be contacting New Professionals Officers from Member Networks to ask whether they have a role description and what CILIP could be doing nationally to support new professionals.