Hello! How are you all doing? Mostly okay? I’m mostly okay. I mean it’s weird isn’t it. I’m in the upstairs box room, perched on a wobbly old kitchen chair with my feet resting on an ancient Försiktig footstool. If I’d known when I left my library in March that I would still be at … Continue reading Why librarianing from home during the coronavirus outbreak is like… a chair cushion
Write Club – aims, names and do-it-agains
Or. What I've learned about setting up and running a Write Club at a UK university. First things first. What even is a Write Club? Well, in this instance, our Write Club is a place where people come to write. Writing is like many so other activities, it can be done all alone and on your … Continue reading Write Club – aims, names and do-it-agains
Release the Sweets! Or how I was converted to the idea of escape room activities for library inductions and beyond
Confession and conversion Confession time. I thought that there would be no way that any fancy new fangled escape room idea would work for my inductions. I've done an Escape Room, it took an hour. And that was with loads of hints from the bored 20-something who spent a large part of that hour on … Continue reading Release the Sweets! Or how I was converted to the idea of escape room activities for library inductions and beyond
Not just a pretty bag – or what I took away from #LILAC18
What did I take away from Liverpool and LILAC 2018? Fluffy hotel towels? A communicable disease? No. Neither of those. There was a bag but, particularly if you're reading this and you authorised my conference fees*, you'll be pleased to know that I came home with much more than that. The Programme was filled with content … Continue reading Not just a pretty bag – or what I took away from #LILAC18
LILAC – a first-timer’s perspective
Or. What to wear and will anyone talk to me? I'd be lying if I said that I didn't spend a huge amount of time deciding what to pack for LILAC 2018. I've never been to anything other than a one day conference and it's years since I've been away from home for work. Pah! … Continue reading LILAC – a first-timer’s perspective
Origami cube – a tutorial*
To construct an origami cube you will need to create six identical folded shapes. These shapes are then slotted together to make a cube. You will need at least six sheets of square origami paper time Creating the folded shape Constructing the folded shape needed to make an origami cube is an eight step process. These steps are … Continue reading Origami cube – a tutorial*
More questions than answers: I think that’s a good thing?
Yes, it's definitely a good thing! "The job of a university is not to find the answers, but to ask the right questions."* When I published my last post, I patted myself on the back thinking that I'd answered a few of my own questions and that would be that for a week or so. … Continue reading More questions than answers: I think that’s a good thing?
Why, Why, Why am I mooching about a MOOC?
Why am I doing this MOOC? How do I personally benefit from trying to improve my professional practice? If I were to conduct a cost-benefit analysis would CPD (Continuing Professional Development) be a sound personal or institutional investment? *Adopts the most sarcastic tone that she can muster* - "I'd be surprised!" Hmm, that feels better! … Continue reading Why, Why, Why am I mooching about a MOOC?
Too shy shy, shush shush, thing to thing
Once again giving away my great age by referencing something '80s*. Thing 21: Promoting yourself in job applications and at interview I guess that's the 'thing' about these 'Things'. It's about reflection and critical awareness of ones own skills and abilities. A journey of self-discovery if you will. And what I have discovered when investigating Thing 21 is … Continue reading Too shy shy, shush shush, thing to thing
Take A Peek – Things 17 to 20
Making CPD23 my own I'm whizzing through Thing 17 The Medium is the Message- Prezi and Slideshare Lovely, useful. I'll investigate more thoroughly when I next come to write a presentation. Thing 18 Jing / screen capture / podcasts (making and following them) Cloing. That's the noise of me dropping the name of the article … Continue reading Take A Peek – Things 17 to 20