Librarian as Educator: doing outreach, access and education with schools

This is a blog version of a Librarians in Training session that I co-presented with Ryan Cronin. We decided to write this up for people who attended as something to refer back to, as well as for those who were unable to attend due to meetings/family commitments/geographical location etc. Please note that this was presentedContinue reading “Librarian as Educator: doing outreach, access and education with schools”

23 Things, Thing 22

Thing 22 is all about wikis. I’m not really sure about what I can write about this topic. I’ve never used wikis in my work but after watching the video and SlideShare presentation on Cam23’s entry on the topic, I definitely can see the benefits. As I understand it, a wiki is pretty similar toContinue reading “23 Things, Thing 22”

23 Things, Thing 21

So Thing 21 is all about podcasts. I’m not all that sure as to how much statistically podcasts have really taken off over the years, but I know I have never really used the purely audio varient. I can see the benefit of them and how flexible they allow for radio listeners to be ifContinue reading “23 Things, Thing 21”

23 Things, Thing 19

Marketing. That one word brings up a mixture of reactions for me. I feel a combination of terror shiver-down-the-spine and a touch of apathy. I have come to realise over the course of the 23 Things programme that I don’t get all this emphasis on being on every single online service going. Being on Twitter/Facebook/YouTube/Flickr/otherContinue reading “23 Things, Thing 19”

23 Things, Thing 18

Blimey! Thing 18 already! And with only another five Things to go, 23 Things is rapidly coming to a close! I never thought I’d manage to get this far but I have so yay! So, Thing 18 is all about Zotero. When I first started blogging about the 23 Things, Zotero was one of theContinue reading “23 Things, Thing 18”

23 Things, Thing 15

As you can see above, I have had some great fun and success with figuring out LibraryThing. My library can be found here. I haven’t added everything that I own but I reckon what I’ve put together represents my reading tastes pretty well. I found setting up my LibraryThing profile and adding books to beContinue reading “23 Things, Thing 15”

23 Things, Thing 14

Yay! Thing 14! LibraryThing! Wooo! Incase it was not obvious, I’ve been really looking forward to investigating LibraryThing for quite sometime. I’m a huge fan of anything that allows for you to share your music, book and film tastes with the world. I suppose this love first started with Last.fm which “scrobbles” your music tastesContinue reading “23 Things, Thing 14”

23 Things, Thing 13

Reflection week! To start, enjoy this youtube video from the user 100disks featuring their kitten and a mirror. Right, now all the reflection-related cuteness is over, I shall start reflecting upon the more serious topic of 23 Things so far! In the original Cam23 post for Thing 13, Libby Tilley recommends taking the VARK questionnaireContinue reading “23 Things, Thing 13”

23 Things, Thing 12

Mmm-hmm! That looks like some delicious spagetti bolognese. But of course, Thing 12 isn’t about food (even though that would be brilliant!), its about Delicious, the bookmarking website! I’ve seen the Delicious icon at the bottom of most of the articles that I read online now and I always wondered what it was, but neverContinue reading “23 Things, Thing 12”

23 Things, Thing 10

Following on from my post about Thing 9, here comes Thing 10 which is focussed on the more legal side of Flickr. There exists a handy protection licensing device called Creative Commons. This allows a producer of internet-based work, whether it is blogging, digital art or photography, to protect their creativity while also allowing otherContinue reading “23 Things, Thing 10”