Saturday, 26 May 2012

Thing 2: The before post!

I thought that I would post a comment about Thing 2: Investigate some other blogs before I actually went out there and tried it as I find this task somewhat daunting. As I am completely new to blogs and blogging, I have never before looked for or commented on our people's blogs, and now I have to do both?!! The list of people taking part in CPD23 is massive, which is obviously brilliant, but how do you decide which blogs to look at? And what sort of comments should I be making? The concept of communicating your thoughts to complete strangers online is definitely alien to me, but I can see that it has some benefits. Working in a music library is a very small world, everyone knows everyone else and you can start to feel cut off from the rest of the library and information sector. This is one reason I completed my CILIP chartership last year and why I am reaching out through CPD23 now. Let's see what happens!!

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Thing 1: Blogs and blogging

Task 1: Create blog. Tick!
Task 2: Write a post for your blog. Aahh, a little more complicated!! I now have to put my thoughts into coherent sentences!

Well, as the title of this blog suggests, I am a music librarian. I've decided to try and do cpd23 because I saw a presentation about it last year and thought it was a really good idea but never quite got round to doing it! This year, I am determined (although the fact that I'm already a week behind doesn't bode well)!! I also realised that I have very little idea what a lot of the things on the cpd23 schedule are, so I'm excited to find out. I don't know whether it's because of the type of Library that I work in, but our online presence is limited to a Facebook page. To some people this might seem incredulous, but as yet I don't know what the benefits of a "Librarian's blog" or twitter would be, and this is something that I'm hoping to find out about over the coming weeks.