All the blogging

This post started out life as a comment on Bookgrrl’s latest post and quickly became so long that I decided it would be better to turn it into a post all by itself. I have really struggled to write anything library related on my blog for quite some time. By joining my two previously separate blogs,…

Professional development is international

I do much of my blogging these days over at the International Librarians Network (ILN), where I am one of the Program Coordinators. It’s an amazing professional development experience being involved with this program – tonight we held a webinar for program participants and had 20 people from places as diverse as France, Poland, the UK, Germany,…

Huzzah!

This week on twitter, I’ve been using the hashtag #MastersIsDone because it is! Last night I submitted my final assignment for my final subject in the Masters of Information Studies from CSU. Feels good to have it finished. I’ve enjoyed the Masters much more than I did the undergrad, possibly because I’ve been working in…

Creating international connections

After a trip to IFLA last year, a colleague at MPOW dreamed up a project to facilitate online peer-mentoring relationships between librarians from around the world and as sometimes happens with this particular colleague, got a few others (including me) involved. The International Librarians Network invites librarians to participate in a 6 month facilitated program…

Presenting the Digital Humanities

Yesterday I finally presented back to MPOW on the Digital Humanities conference I went to in March. Because it’s mostly pictures, to make any sense of this presentation you’ll have to go look at it on Slideshare – I didn’t realise the embed code doesn’t bring across the notes.  I’d like to thank my colleagues…

Thinking time

I love this. I’m lucky enough to be ‘allowed’ to have thinking time at MPOW – it’s part of our job and often leads to new and interesting things. It’s not necessarily sitting-still-thinking, it might be an informal discussion over coffee with a colleague gathering ideas, or reading a blog post, or talking about twitter,…

Coding. Or not.

OK. So the ‘thing’ for 2012 seems to be coding. Everybody is either doing it, or urging others to do it, or writing, blogging or tweeting about doing it. Roy Tennant over at Digital Shift says all library professionals need to at least understand coding & urges us to try out Codeacademy’s Code Year initiative.…