Update is the monthly magazine of CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals). A few months ago, I approached the editor to suggest an article about 23 Librarians and its sister blogs and she agreed. I was very excited to receive my copy last week and find myself on pages 34-35. (It’s also online – although the full version is members-only, there is a partial version that can be read by all.)
I’ve been reading CILIP Update and its predecessor, the Library Association Record, for over 30 years but never expected to be in it. As with public speaking, in my days as a young librarian writing articles seemed to be something for the “great and good”. Now, things are more equal and accessible – but it was only when I heard someone else say that she had pitched an idea to the editor that it occurred to me that I could too. So the moral is – if you have a good idea, don’t hold back. Put yourself forward!