Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Why I'm participating in the 23 things

I am participating in the 23 Things for CPD because I qualified as a librarian what seems like ages ago and so many things have advanced before me. And, as my current workplace is closing, this seems an ideal time to get back into the 'pack' so that I'm ready for the next position.
I'm also hoping to get some 'hooks' and phrases that can be used to describe my skills as I have found that most people really have no idea what librarians do. In a sense I'm trying to future-proof myself as best I can.

I'm currently an Information Services Co-ordinator for the General Teaching Council of England. As this is closing, I'm hoping to find a position as a school librarian to help cope with term-time hours (I have a child in school).

I'm hoping to learn about the technologies that have happened, basically without my knowledge. Let's face it, I'm hoping to catch up to this century again. I'm least looking forward to dealing with the constraints, both work and personal related. Job related is the lack of time as we are in a busy time archiving everything and lack of connection to Twitter, etc. Personal constraints are also time and also a small amount of fear in sharing freely across the Internet.

I fear most is blogging. I've never consider myself as a writer in any shape or form. Then the added weight that this will be 'live' on the Internet for anyone to read is, frankly, terrifying. But, I'm taking a Nietzsche attitude of if I survive all the better.

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