Libraries, the universe and everything


NLP and learning styles
May 31, 2012, 17:01
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On May 3rd I attended a LISNetwork session about NLP, presented by Master Practitioner Jill Duffin. Entitled “Friend, foe, or just getting along”, the event promised to help attendees “find out how NLP can help you communicate more effectively, be more self-aware, manage successful teams, deal with change or feel more confident”. Continue reading



More mentoring
May 28, 2012, 17:27
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I’ve blogged about mentoring as part of the 23 things programme last year and after attending a training course in January but wanted to return to this subject as I have since taken the second part of the training course and acquired a mentee myself. Continue reading



Tip top text
May 8, 2012, 10:06
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On Wednesday 25th April I attended a fantastic course on writing for exhibitions and social media. Run by Rebecca Mileham and Dea Birkett, aka textworkshop, it was a lively, engaging and stimulating day, with a great mix of listening and participation. Continue reading



Manners
May 2, 2012, 12:08
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Nothing to do with libraries this time, but something which is probably even more important – good manners. I seem to be noticing people being rude a lot more than I used to. Nothing and no one specific, just selfish behaviour manifesting itself in a wide variety of ways: people failing to acknowledge others moving out of their way, barging past like they own the world, drivers beeping at cyclists for no discernible reason, cyclists shouting at each other, everyone absorbed in their pet gadget and oblivious to the world around them. And I’m ashamed to admit that often I find myself being rude back: glaring at perceived offenders, speaking out or muttering under my breath. None of this is good. Continue reading



Livetweeting
May 1, 2012, 12:02
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Livetweeting is something I have always managed to avoid, so it was with some surprise and trepidation that I recently found myself volunteering to livetweet from a conference one of my colleagues was helping to organise. Continue reading



Things I’ve been reading – April 2012
May 1, 2012, 09:45
Filed under: Chartership, CPD, Reading

Continuing the series of selected items from my online reading… Continue reading




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