Last week I was delighted to speak to a group of solo law librarians who are all members of the BIALL Solos group. Slightly unusually, the presentation was conducted by telephone conference, with the slides distributed in advance.
This method of delivery allows people who are working in a team of 1, where getting cover to leave the office to attend a seminar isn't always realistic, and also where not all the members are based in London, to get together and share experiences.
The topic was all about how to develop your career when you are working as a solo. We focused on two approaches to this - either to develop the scope of your current role &/or lobby to be able to grow your team, or else to move on a find a new role elsewhere.
The slides from the presentation are above and this is a link to the audio recording of the talk (BIALL membership log in required).
We managed to cover a wide range of topics during the hour's session, ranging from how to develop a business case and cost/benefit analysis, through to skills analysis, writing effective CVs and preparing for a successful interview.