CILIP SW Committee member Valerie Bearne is the group’s Liaison Representative. In particular Valerie’s role is to recruit and inform retired members. Valerie has put a call out to members who are about to retire to stay in touch with the profession. ‘There is a lot of knowledge, experience and contacts that retired members can still share’, says Valerie. This is an excellent means to draw upon the experience of retired members who can share the benefit of their knowledge with younger professionals.
As Liaison Rep, Valerie writes: ‘If you can host a group visit yourself, or offer training or mentorship to younger members of the profession, we would love to have your contributions and work with you to help and support people across the SW’.
Retired library and information professionals can also take part in occasional group visits and social events such as the visit to the Britannia Royal Naval College, previously reported in the CILIPSW Blog by Anne Howard.
Valerie is currently organising a return visit to the Britannia Royal Naval College, scheduled for Wednesday 5th April 2017. Contact Valerie.bearne[@]tesco.net for further details.
Britannia Royal Naval College, Devon