Monthly Archives: September 2011

First Day at Library School

Today was my very first day at UCL as a new library school student! I had already completed my main registration on Saturday, so after registering with my Department I decided to go and investigate the Librarianship section of the … Continue reading

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CPD23 Thing 17: Prezi and Slideshare

For this Thing we have been asked to look at Prezi and Slideshare. Prezi is a piece of software which can be used for creating presentations without the use of traditional slides. Unlike the linear, slide-based presentations which are generally … Continue reading

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CPD23 Thing 19: Integrating ‘Things’ Into Our Work

This week we have been asked to blog about what we have gained so far from the CPD23 programme, as well as to consider which new tools have been the most useful and how we might integrate them into our … Continue reading

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Thing 18: Jing, Screen Capture and Podcasts (Making and Following Them)

Thing 17 has been rescheduled for next week so we are skipping straight ahead to Thing 18, which is all about creating screen captures and podcasts. Jing I had never heard of Jing before now, but having installed it and … Continue reading

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CPD23 Thing 16: Advocacy, Speaking Up for the Profession and Getting Published

Perhaps slightly controversially, I have to admit that I have mixed feelings about the effectiveness of advocacy for public libraries. While I do believe strongly in the value of libraries in all sectors of society, and in particular public libraries, … Continue reading

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CPD23 Thing 15: Attending, Presenting At and Organising Seminars, Conferences and Other Events

This week’s Thing is about our professional involvement in library-related conferences and events. One of the first library-related events that I attended was the Libraries@Cambridge Conference in January 2011, at which myself and the other Cambridge graduate trainees did a … Continue reading

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CPD23 Thing 14: Zotero, Mendeley and CiteULike

Like the author of the exercise for Thing 14, I too typed out all the references for my MA Dissertation manually with my referencing style guide open beside me. I don’t necessarily regret this because I did learn a lot … Continue reading

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