So here I am, a revalidated Fellow of CILIP, and ostensibly at the top of my tree (though it’s rather stunted, considering my static career trajectory). This is great – I feel validated.
But then I look at ResearchGate and find this:-
I suppose I must take comfort in the fact that I am barely in the bottom third of ResearchGate members? This doesn’t much please me! Of course, the truth of the matter is that I have been a librarian for 31 years, but have had my doctorate – and hence my standing as a musicological scholar – for only six years. Taken in that context, to be crawling my way out of the bottom third of ResearchGate researchers doesn’t seem quite so bad, but maybe I should spend more leisure time continuing to do serious research! How else will I improve that accursed percentile?