Late breaking news- the CILIP Gazette is available online and available to all (no login necessary) via the CILIP website. That’s not all-it is searchable and clippable as well. I’ve tried clipping which also emails it to you or to another interested soul and it was quite nifty. So far there are the two most recent issues online (22 May and 5 June), but stay tuned for more new and archived content.
If I sound slightly breathless it is because I have come out of an editorial meeting astounded at the amount of work that goes into the Gazette and the monthly Update magazine. Every issue of Update is 50 pages of advert-free (except the back cover) unique content produced on a tight budget with a minimum of staff. Gazette is almost a one-woman show led by Debby Raven who produces a fortnightly copy. The Gazette urgently needs input from all Special Interest Groups. Economical training courses need to be shouted about so please send ideas to her.
There are opportunities to review books, write letters (anything informationy is welcome) or articles for Update- please contact Elspeth Hyams and the team to find out more. Critical friends welcome!
Today’s issue of the Gazette features an interview of Andrew Motion and an 8-page preview of Umbrella 2009. It looks like it will be a great conference and unfortunately I will be missing out (training budget cuts, etc). However, if you are a new professional and want to attend Umbrella for free, please send 300 words explaining how it will benefit you to the Career Development Group before 5pm, 12 June. They will also pay £100 towards your travel expenses.