Tag Archives: 23 Things

CPD23 Thing 23: Reflection – What Next?

We have finally reached the end of the CPD23 programme! It’s been a really interesting journey and I’ve enjoyed having the chance to reflect upon my professional development, to experiment with fantastic new tools, and to read other people’s stories … Continue reading

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CPD23 Thing 22: Volunteering to Get Experience

I think that volunteering in order to improve your CV is a really good idea, and it’s something that I’m definitely hoping to do while I’m at library school. I think that it’s important to gain as much experience as … Continue reading

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CPD23 Thing 21: Promoting Yourself in Job Applications and at Interview

For this Thing we have been asked to define our strengths and interests and then to make a note of anything we have done which demonstrates these strengths. The idea is that this will then serve as a useful record … Continue reading

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CPD23 Thing 20: The Library Routes Project

I’m already pretty familiar with the Library Routes Project because it was a source of inspiration to me while I was hunting for my first library job, and subsequently for my graduate traineeship. It was encouraging to read about people … 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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