Building Your Portfolio: The CILIP Guide, Third Edition

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Thoroughly updated to reflect the new requirements of the revamped suite of Professional Registration qualifications from CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals), this is the essential guide to producing a successful portfolio. 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 gaining official recognition in the form of Professional Registration qualifications. 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. The role of the VLE, new submission routes including e-submission, and the new route to Revalidation are all clearly explained.

Foreword - Keith Wilson
1. Introduction and getting started
  • The purpose of the book
  • The Portfolio approach
2. Assessment criteria
  • What are assessment criteria?
  • Certification (ACLIP)
  • Chartership (MCLIP)
  • Fellowship (FCLIP)
  • Revalidation
  • Assessment of CILIP professional registration
  • Hints and tips
  • Case study 2.1 Keith Wilson: The criteria of assessment – why have them?
3. Working with a mentor
  • Finding a mentor
  • The role of a mentor
  • Case study 3.1 Lesley Randall: The value of mentoring
  • Case study 3.2 Donna Gundry and Nicola Forgham-Healy: Mentoring online
4. Reflective writing
  • What is reflective writing?
  • Reflective practice
  • Evaluation
  • Hints and tips
  • Case study 4.1 Keith Trickey: Approaches to reflective writing 
5. Curriculum vitae
  • What is a CV?
  • The CV in your Portfolio
  • Compiling your CV
  • Hints and tips
  • Conclusion
  • Case study 5.1 Karen Newton: My CV for Certification
  • Case Study 5.2 Jim Jackson:The Certification Experience
  • Case study 5.3 Margaret Watson: My CV for Fellowship
6. The Professional Knowledge and Skills Base
  • What is the Professional Knowledge and Skills Base?
  • How to use the PKSB
  • Setting goals
  • Development activity
  • Certification
  • Hints and tips
  • Chartership
  • Hints and tips
  • Fellowship
  • Revalidation
  • Hints and tips
7. Evaluative statements
  • What is an evaluative statement?
  • Making a start
  • Writing your evaluative statement
  • Hints and tips
  • Case study 7.1 Sarah Cockroft, Roberta Crossley and Heather Karpicki: 
  • The personal statement for Certification
  • Case study 7.2 Paul Tovell: 
  • Writing the evaluative statement for my Chartership Portfolio
  • Case study 7.3 Sue Westcott: 
  • Writing the personal statement for my Fellowship Portfolio
8. Supporting evidence
  • What is supporting evidence?
  • Make your evidence relevant
  • Reflect on your evidence
  • Evidence for Revalidation
  • Letters of support for Fellowship applications
  • Hints and tips
  • Case study 8.1 Ruth Wilkinson: Supporting evidence for my Chartership Portfolio
  • Case study 8.2 Ayub Khan: Supporting evidence for my Fellowship Portfolio
  • Case Study 8.3 Pam Martindale: Using Twitter for professional registration
9. The final steps
  • Portfolio checklist
  • Structure and presentation
  • What next?
  • Hints and tips
  • Case study 9.1 Linda Coombs: Chartership using the VLE
  • Case study 9.2 Chloe French: The Chartership experience
  • Case study 9.3 Shamin Renwick: The Fellowship experience
  • Case study 9.4 Pooja Tejura : The Certification Experience
  • Websites

Margaret Watson

Margaret Watson was President of CILIP 2003-4; the main theme for her presidency was continuing professional development (CPD). She chaired CILIP's Qualifications Framework Steering Group and CILIP's Ethics Panel. Now retired, she works as a consultant and has facilitated training for CILIP Assessment Panels and the CILIP Mentor Scheme.