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Thing 20 – Library routes
October 10, 2011, 17:57
Filed under: cpd23

I’ve blogged about this at length elsewhere, so please read that post if you’re interested. I don’t believe there is a ‘typical’ route into librarianship, and my current role resists pigeonholing too, but I’m very happy to answer specific questions about any of my experience so far so please get in touch if there’s anything you’d like to know more about.

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Thing 19 – Reflection again
October 10, 2011, 17:54
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Hmm, overall I’ve been a bit of a CPD23 failure so far. I’m still using things which I already used when the course began, and along the way I’ve earmarked a few things I would like to try out when a suitable moment presents itself. As I said right back at the start, I was expecting this to be a really busy few months for me, and in fact it was even more manic than I’d anticipated. It’s calming down a bit now, but I’ve still got heaps to do. This has meant that all sorts of things have had to fall by the wayside, and when I’ve had to cut back on time spent with my husband, family and close friends I refuse to beat myself up for not hanging out on Twitter enough. Continue reading



Thing 18 – screencapture and podcasts
October 10, 2011, 17:51
Filed under: cpd23

Jing

Jing is something which I’d never heard of until this Thing, and it looks like a really useful tool. I do occasionally write how-to guides and this looks like a much better way of doing it that the screengrabs-in-Word-doc approach I usually employ. Next time I need to put something like this together I must remember to try it out. Continue reading



Thing 17 – Prezi and Slideshare
October 10, 2011, 17:50
Filed under: cpd23

Prezi

I would love to learn how to use Prezi. I’ve seen some great examples in action and am massively envious. Continue reading



Thing 16 – Advocacy
October 10, 2011, 17:48
Filed under: cpd23

Part of my job is promoting our library services and events, both internally and externally. I sometimes joke that I’m more a marketing consultant than a librarian, which isn’t what I signed up for but actually I really enjoy the promotional aspect of my work – it’s challenging and I’m always learning about how to do it better, but at the end of the day I find it easy to enthuse about something which I believe in so it’s really just a question of channeling that in the most effective and appropriate ways. On a broader level, I think Tina & Jennie have said it all already, so I’ll cheat and direct you to their blogs rather than rehash it here.




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