CPDWL Standing Committee Member Highlight: Gillian Hallam

“This is How We Do It: One Professional Development Activity in the Lives of Librarians from Around the World” is a new series from the IFLA Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning Section to highlight our standing committee members, who they are and what they do!

In this post, we highlight Gillian Hallam, CPDWL standing committee member!

Why are you a standing committee member of CPDWL and what are you working on for CPDWL Section at the moment? 
Gill: I have long believed in the role that IFLA can play in building the capacity of LIS associations and LIS professionals across the world. This has also helped me build strong connections with like-minded colleagues within my own country. My current work with CPDWL concentrates on the IFLA Guidelines for CPD in the digital environment: we have a new poster which should be translated into all the different languages across the globe!
What is one advice you have for new librarians interested in getting involved in IFLA or in their library associations for professional development? 
Gill: Sign up for your library association’s CPD scheme, if it has one. Lobby for one if it does not! Explore ideas about where you might like to go in the profession and then map out your learning journey to get there, Make sure that you connect with the right people who will help you get there!