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

keeping it current

 The justification for the photo?  More to prove that I haven't just dumped my original 'mentoring' post into a new one without re-reading it and adapting it in the light of my current thoughts.  Although, I could try to be clever and make a connection between mentoring, professional involvement and the Olympic and Paralympic values … Continue reading keeping it current

How did that get there and how did I get here?

Boy was it ever cold and damp the day that we accidentally visited Stone Henge.  Middle of Winter?  Nope, a few weeks back at the beginning of June.  Due to a long tail back on the A303 we found ourselves doing a circuit around the stones braced against horizontal rain with coach-loads of dazed and … Continue reading How did that get there and how did I get here?

Cool, hip and trendy… looking like a

*censored for professional purposes*.  If you don't mind a bit of fruity language you can find the inimitable Eddie Izzard talking about a fashion cycle here on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTnCtcvr384, just watch the first 3 minutes or so. Now, why have I bought this to your attention?  Well my brain made the comedic connection when reading this … Continue reading Cool, hip and trendy… looking like a

part-time – fully professional

 I love being part-time.  Like so many folks I have the career thing bubbling on the hob with the family thing.  When these 'things' are in balance I have found being part-time allows me some useful perspective.  I don't get as mired in inertia and cynicism as I have occasionally found happens when doing 9-5 … Continue reading part-time – fully professional

Profersonal – Is that even a word?

Just like my 'real' life my 'online' life has blurred lines:  Some professional colleagues become friends, some friends become colleagues.  For many of these poor folk, I doggedly connect with them across a multitude of platforms representing all of our shared interests and in doing so the boundaries between professional and personal have become well … Continue reading Profersonal – Is that even a word?

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the most reflective practitioner of all?

I hold my hands up.  I could be much more reflective in my professional practice.  I could also strive harder to be evidence-informed.  Oh dear, here comes a limb that I fell the need to totter out onto.  I'm going to suggest that as a profession we could do more to encourage reflective practice and remaining … Continue reading Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the most reflective practitioner of all?

Don’t Shelve So Close To Me or CPD23 Thing 4

Twitter  I feel terribly late for the Twitter Party and freely admit to being more than a little afraid.   What if no-one else arrives alone?  Will there be anyone that I know there?  What if no-one will speak to me?   As with many social events I found it a little easier once I found … Continue reading Don’t Shelve So Close To Me or CPD23 Thing 4

Brand-tastic!

Now that is what I'm talking about.  I dreamt about libraries.  No, don't stop there.  Yes, I did have the re-occurring dream that I'm working in a 3 storey building that I cannot clear of customers however many times I pace the floors or tackle the tannoy, but it's not that that I want to … Continue reading Brand-tastic!