Reflection and evaluation

This post is my final entry for the Social Media subject for my Masters and is designed to both evaluate and reflect on my learning throughout the semester. As library and information professionals there is no doubt that web 2.0 technologies and social media tools are useful professional development tools and allow us to find…

Mapping my PLN

Alisa Howlett, blogging at Flight Path recently wrote a post based on Jeff Utecht’s 5 stages of PLN adoption.  I would echo much of what Alisa has written, so pop over and read it rather than have me repeat it all here. Essentially, the 5 stages are identified as immersion, evaluation, know it all, perspective…

The value of social networking

I have blogged about the value of my personal learning network before and my use of social media to build this network, but I rarely think about what I consider social networking to be. Social networking is the process of using social media tools to build a network of friends, colleagues, professionals, or business contacts,…

A day in the life…

I know it’s not a designated Library Day in the Life date, but frankly, by the 23rd of June, I’m running out of puff for #blogjune posts (in spite of the crowdsourcing I did the other day – thank you, they are all firmly tucked away as ideas to be developed). So, what did I…

Me? You want to ask me?

Last month I had a strange experience. Strange for me anyhow. If you follow me on twitter you’ll know I am @newgradlib – that is, a newly graduated librarian.  I don’t really know anything. I’m new. I’m learning. I offer words of encouragement and lots of nods & smiles but no real advice (except on…

Personal learning: network or environment?

Last week, @acrystelle tweeted the following question: PLN & PLE – Same thing? Or different? What do you believe to be definitions for these terms? Any opinions or thoughts? I had to ask what exactly a PLE is, but now that I have an answer (it’s a personal learning environment, as opposed to a PLN…

2020 Academic Library Symposium

As I mentioned last week, I was able to participate yesterday in the 2020 Academic Library Symposium put on by UTS, to look at some of the possible incarnations of the academic library of the not-too-distant-future. The reason I attended (as I’m certainly not a bigwig librarian such as most of those invited to take…

Library day in the life #6

I thought I’d missed ‘the day’ for Round 6 of this blog/posting challenge (see here for more information) but discovered on reading a twitter contact’s post that I actually have the whole week to participate – so here I am, describing my library day in the life for Tuesday 24th January. I work in an…

Linked into LinkedIn

Way back during #blogeverydayinjune, there was a post from Virtually a Librarian wondering about the point of LinkedIn as a networking tool, particularly when twitter works so well for professional networking.  At the time, I was very new to twitter and hadn’t realised it’s full potential to me as a networking tool, or the extent of…