Whilst I was working towards my chartership, my mentor encouraged me to write an article for CILIP Update based on the workshop I delivered for CDG London and South East on time management and the Getting Things Done (GTD) system. CILIP have also kindly provided an open access version for non-members to read. I really enjoyed writing the article, and it was well received; I had some great feedback both by social media and email.

Time management and productivity is clearly a topic of interest to a number of library/information workers, and I’m pleased to say I’m going to be sharing more of the things I’ve learnt through my experimentation over the last few years. Next year I’ll be writing a column every other month for CILIP Update, covering some of the topics in this area. I’ve had a few ideas of the sort of things I’d like to cover based on questions I have been asked, including:

  • To-do list software
  • Calendar
  • Scheduling future tasks
  • Motivating yourself

I’d like to keep it relatively open to incorporate new developments/discoveries, as well as tailoring the column to what people are particularly interested in with regards to productivity tools/techniques. If you have any specific topics or questions you’d like me to answer (or at least have a go at!) please feel free to email me or leave a comment on this blog post. I’m no expert, but I have been experimenting with a number of different tools and techniques for the last few years and am always interested in trying new ones- please send me details if there is something you recommend or would like to know more about. I try to keep an eye on the #gtd tag on Twitter but there are a lot of tweets using the hashtag so if there’s something you’d like to feed in to the column, please be sure to include my Twitter name (@joeyanne) to make sure I pick it up.