I think I probably am quite analytical in my approach to my work, but I must confess I don't feel terribly comfortable reflecting publicly on a blog. I mean, if I've interacted with individuals or groups, be they colleagues or readers, then this isn't the place to reflect on those interactions.
My CILIP Fellowship application a couple of years ago was the biggest personal "reflection" I'd done for a while, of course. Then earlier this year, we applied for - and achieved - a IAML (UK and Irl) Certificate of Excellence for the Whittaker Library at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. This similarly involved a fair amount of reflection on the part of myself and my line-manager.
Right now, I suppose it's fair to say I'm reflecting on my progress both as a subject librarian and as a scholar (musicologist). I try to keep up to date in both the day-job and the research. This is a continuing excellence thing, rather than a finite project. And I do, constantly, ask myself the key questions: What am I doing? How is it going? Have I achieved what I set out to achieve? What could I be doing/ have done differently?
Paul Manners' article, Ripping Yarns, in THE (17 May 2012) got me very excited in the audiology waiting room this morning. (I took THE with me, I hasten to add - the Southern General doesn't have an especially highbrow waiting room for hearing-impaired scholars.) Scholarly impact and professional effectiveness are surely two sides of the same coin. I shall blog about this shortly!