30 New Media Tools in 30 Minutes

I have just got back from a really interesting session at the Judge Business School, run by Meg Westbury who also co-led the session on chat services in libraries that I wrote about a while ago. This session was a whirlwind experience of Meg cramming in 30 interesting new tools into 30 minutes! I wasContinue reading “30 New Media Tools in 30 Minutes”

Chat reference enquiries

Today I went to a really interesting session about using chat for enquiry work in libraries, at the Judge Business School. The session was run by Meg Westbury (JBS) and Libby Tilley (English). It was a fascinating session that confirmed a lot of what I already knew about chat and presented interesting ways of copingContinue reading “Chat reference enquiries”

I love infographics!

I found this infographic on the fabulous Ange Fitzpatrick’s tumblr and I wanted to share it too! Click to enlarge I found the stats very interesting and some were more surprising that others. I was shaking my fist slightly at the fact that I am now just too old to be counted as the superContinue reading “I love infographics!”

23 Things 2.0

So, this is my first proper 23 Things post of 2011. I’m quite looking forward to this! Thing 1: Set up a Google ID and create an iGoogle page I did this last year and posted about it. I’m still using my iGoogle page as my homepage at work and it is rather handy! IContinue reading “23 Things 2.0”

23 Things, THING 23!!!!

Wow! I’m actually on Thing 23. I honestly cannot believe it. It has genuinely been a heck of a struggle to get to this point. I’ve enjoyed it but there is a part of me that wishes I had considered when I would actually have the time to do all of the Things without panickingContinue reading “23 Things, THING 23!!!!”

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 20

So Thing 20 is all about Google Documents which is a service that I have already had the chance to use to some degree. One could argue that sharing a document in this way isn’t that different to emailing a file around for people to see. I would disagree because Google Documents allows for thoseContinue reading “23 Things, Thing 20”

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 17

So Thing 17 is all about LinkedIn. The best way that I can describe LinkedIn from an outsider’s perspective is that it seems to be a professional version of Facebook. Instead of all your hobbies and favourite films, your profile consists of your work and education history. I have heard of people being head-hunted fromContinue reading “23 Things, Thing 17”

23 Things, Thing 16

Thing 16 focusses on Facebook and the use of the social networking site by libraries and other library-related people and companies. I find that if you still do not have a Facebook account then you’re either really behind or really ahead and have realised the privacy issues and have jumped ship! Either way, I thinkContinue reading “23 Things, Thing 16”