Monday, 20 June 2011

Cpd23 - Thing 1: Creating your own blog and the start of 23 things for professional development...


My first ever blog! I've been meaning to write a blog for a while but I've alway been a bit nervous about it. I thought I would just be adding my thoughts to the big rubbish bin in the 'cloud' . This is probably the case, however, I have signed up for 23 things for professional development and the first 'thing' is blogs and blogging - the perfect excuse to give it a go.

A little about me - I'm a professional and committed librarian. I work in a Further Education College but am responsible for providing resources and information literacy sessions to mainly Higher Education students in the College - my title is Higher Education Resources Advisor. I believe in continually developing - both in work and outside - which is another reason why I am starting the 23 things and also progressing through my Chartership portfolio.

Anyway, that's my first blog for now. I'll let you know how it goes...


  1. Hello Stroumphette!

    I'm a fellow cpd23er - I've had a blog for a while now, but still worry that it's just me talking to myself.

    I've often thought of becoming a librarian, as I love books and have a tidy mind, but went down a different path into publishing eventually. Are you looking forward to the library-specific Things most?

  2. Hi Ishamel,
    Thanks for your comment. I'm looking forward to the online branding, presenting information and referencing tools as I think these will help me most in both my current job and library jobs I may have in the future. I'm also intrigued by the section on looking outside the library sphere - it may be useful when it all goes pear shaped! As much as I love books, as a librarian in a busy college, I rarely get chance to look at them!
    I almost took the publishing route too. I hope you made the right choice! Good luck with the rest of your cpd - what are you looking forward to?

  3. Saw this: and thought of your blog title!
    Like your blog theme - strangely similar to the one I'm using over here: