Thing 18: Jing/screen capture/podcasts (making and following them)

I've been putting this one off because screencasts and podcasts are not something I'm very familiar with, either in terms of making myself or following them, so I wasn't sure where to start! They're not something I would use in my current role, but I can see how they would be useful in various areas … Continue reading Thing 18: Jing/screen capture/podcasts (making and following them)

Thing 16: Advocacy, speaking up for the profession and getting published

Oh dear, I haven't been looking forward to this Thing. I feel like a terrible advocate for librarianship. I used to be someone who would wax lyrical about how important libraries and librarians are and I wrote one or two small pieces for CILIP about the image of the profession and tried to argue with … Continue reading Thing 16: Advocacy, speaking up for the profession and getting published

Thing 12: Putting the social into social media

Are there any other advantages to [online] social networking in the context of professional development than those already outlined above? (Those advantages already mentioned were: better communication between individuals who may or may not have the chance to meet otherwise, creates a more collaborative working space as people are encouraged to share ideas, aids in building online … Continue reading Thing 12: Putting the social into social media

Thing 10: Graduate traineeships, Masters degrees, Chartership, Accreditation

For this 'Thing' we were asked to blog about our experiences as a librarian so far. I'm afraid I'm going to cheat, having written about this not all that long ago, and use the  post I wrote for the 'Library Routes  project in 2010: I thought I would join with other people in the library world and write … Continue reading Thing 10: Graduate traineeships, Masters degrees, Chartership, Accreditation

Thing 7: Face-to-face networks and professional organisations

I'm a chartered member of CILIP and  a member of the South Eastern branch (by default), but I'm afraid to say I've never been to any of their meetings. Perhaps this is something I should get more involved in. I'm also a member of the CILIP Cataloguing and Indexing group and the Universities, Colleges and … Continue reading Thing 7: Face-to-face networks and professional organisations