When social media goes wrong?

Today I had an awkward and potentially very difficult situation arise at work that I’m at a loss to explain – although I suspect social media might be at the root of the problem. The HR manager at MPOW had an email from an individual today saying that this individual understood through professional networks that…

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…

Shutdown

I just read Bookgrrl’s post on the communication shutdown for Autism that’s a worldwide event today, 1st November. I too, have shutdown for the day, but as I didn’t have the foresight to blog about that before the event, my twitter mates will  just have to read about it afterwards (because I think publicising this…

Ideas worth sharing

The virtual ‘water cooler’ chat that is twitter is still running hot on the subject of  the TEDx Canberra event held last weekend.  For a pretty good look at what TED is, try the wikipedia entry here, or check out some of the many TED talk videos available free of charge here.  The little ‘x’…

Sharing stories

Telling and creating stories as part of #octshowntell has been the fun, creative and almost easy part.  However, as @restructuregirl has pointed out, sharing our collective storytelling has turned out to be harder than we thought. YouTube groups were considered and then found to be no longer supported or available.  Setting up a group within…

Updating my CV

I was doing some updating of my ALIA PD points today and it startled me to see that I have pretty much already accumulated the points I need for the 2011 year (it’s a financial year thing).  I only joined the scheme in April 2010, realising that all the reading and learning I had been…

Why I love microblogging

I thought about just writing “Twitter. That is all. #microblog” and leaving it at that. However, I’m going to assume that some people who read this post may not be twitter users and the aim of this post is not to a) spruik twitter or b) alienate anyone who doesn’t tweet. Having said that, I…

Why information literacy?

Yesterday I took myself on an excursion to UTS to hear Heidi Julien from the University of Alberta talk about information literacy.  As part of preparing to write this post with my comments on the talk, I thought I’d revisit Miss Sophie Mac’s recent blog post on information literacy in context.  Sophie says of information…

Library day in the life #5

I’ve only just caught up with this project… slow but accurate.  Remembering that MPOW is a very small private higher education college where I do lots of things seemingly unrelated to librarianship (and I’m the Records Manager as well), here is a snapshot of yesterday: 9am: arrive, sort out the papers (put out today’s, put…

Blogging your platform

Something about the law of threes… late last week a tweet from @shewgirl asking for advice about experiences with blogging platforms, a post over the weekend from Ruth bemoaning the fact that she still doesn’t understand wordpress (neither do I Ruth, it’s NOT intuitive, but perseverence seems to be paying off – that and reading…