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

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

ABC – advocacy, bibliographic management and conferences

But not in that orders my lovelies. Thing 14  - Zotero, Mendeley, CiteULike As I have worked predominantly in UK Higher Education I would say that I have slightly more than a passing aquaintance with bibliographic management software (BMS). The only points that I would add to the excellent CPD23 run-down are: 1) With some … Continue reading ABC – advocacy, bibliographic management and conferences

Five Have A Wonderful Tim

Call the proof-reader!! Or, join in?  I guarantee that all of you are going to be better at this than I am.  Apart from anything else I am incredibly poorly read and am probably the only librarian alive who dreads fiction rounds in general knowledge quizzes.   No I don't know.  Yes, I work in a … Continue reading Five Have A Wonderful Tim