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New Voices

New Voices gives current, or recently graduated, LIS students and new career professionals the chance to share their perspectives. The aim is to create a space where those new to the profession can connect with and support each other through sharing experiences and advice.

Blog submissions should be around 300-600 words long and can be on any topic – see below for some suggestions to get you started:

  • Student placement experiences
  • Advice for managing the heavy workload of an LIS course
  • Doing an ILS course as an online/distance learner
  • Advice on networking/getting to know people in the field
  • Advice on looking for a job
  • Your experience of starting your first post
  • Graduate traineeship experiences
  • Your experience of/advice for moving away for a new job
  • Your experience of/advice for moving to Scotland to start an LIS course or new job

If you are interested in submitting a blog, we would love to hear from you. Email submissions@cilips.org.uk to send us a submission or if you would like any more information. View all New Voices submissions here.