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!

Starting over

Hello there!  I'm so pleased to see you!  Like a fair few folks I have been working away on cpd23 in what feels like a vacuum. However, as the course is alive again, I now have company. Yay! When I look back at what I posted the first time I did Things 1-3, I can see … Continue reading Starting over

Thing 12 – Putting the social into social media

*Clears throat* Ah herm.  First confession, I've only just this second officially signed up for cpd23, well, better late than never.  And, as it turns out, I might have a few folks along the ride with me in May as the whole programme is about to be re-run.  Yay!  I was feeling a little lonely … Continue reading Thing 12 – Putting the social into social media

Thing 11 – mentoring

Hmm, mentoring, now, I do have some experience in this area.  I did once work in an organisation where there was a formal mentoring scheme.  All new members of staff were matched up with a mentor so when I started I was introduced to a colleague and when I was long enough in the tooth I agreed to become … Continue reading Thing 11 – mentoring

being a librarian – the story so far

I love being a librarian.  It's interesting, exciting, challenging, always different.  Stamping books, shushing, shelving,  twin sets, buns, pearls.  The stereotypes are all still there.  I myself am guilty of every single one of them at some time.  Well, maybe not the twin set. So why would you want to be a librarian and why … Continue reading being a librarian – the story so far

cpd23 – Thing 8 – Google calendar

At work we use Google Mail, Google Docs and there is a Google Calendar.  I have not needed to use this for work purposes, it is not something that is standard practice.  In previous job roles calendars sharing and associated bonuses such as  automated meeting booking was commonplace. In the interests of science, I have now populated … Continue reading cpd23 – Thing 8 – Google calendar

cpd23 ‘Thing 7’ – National, regional and special interest groups

Deep cleansing breath... CILIP groups.  Here we go. By dint of geography and the sector within which I work the most relevant CILIP groups are: Academic and Research Libraries Group (ARLG), which as of the beginning of 2012 is now the focus at national and regional level for my sector.  Previous to this both CoFHE (Colleges of … Continue reading cpd23 ‘Thing 7’ – National, regional and special interest groups