I have noticed that my #cpd23 posts are becoming shorter and shorter, and I’m wondering if this is part of my original goal – that of working out why I engage with some of the tools listed in the programme.:
Thing 12: Putting the social into social media – I use Twitter, I feel as though I am part of a community. As part of High Visiblity Cataloguing, we have definitely used it to work together and promote cataloguing awareness
Thing 13: Google docs, wikis and dropbox – again google docs perfect for collaborative work, and myself and Celine started off HVCats using google docs working out how to present ‘our case’ etc. Dropbox is a relatively new tool to me (about 8 months) and is perfect for online back ups!
Thing 14: Zotero/mendeley/citeulike – I work in an academic library, I have access to Endnote
Thing 15: Attending, presenting at and organising events & conferences – Hmm difficult. Attending definite benefits to, but it does help if your employer supports this
Thing 16: Advocacy, speaking up for the profession – As part of HVCats we are an awareness initiative for cataloguers and metadata fairies. I have also shown support for Cilip on several occasions through my blog, and a lot more often than that at my place of work!
I am still working out what I am gaining from this programme so excuse the lack of in depth engagement.
If you are interested in starting any online advocacy, why not take a look at HVCats. We have a new guest page by Susie Kay, Professionalism guru. Come and take a look!