In preparation for starting my library traineeship in September (very excited!) I’ve decided to start developing my Web 2.0 skills by creating this blog. I’m also having an unofficial go at the 23 Things Cambridge programme, and so far I have managed to create my own iGoogle page, as well as signing myself up to Google Reader in order to follow blogs, and I have also joined the wonderful world of Twitter!
I’m actually finding Twitter a lot more useful than I initially thought it would be – it is allowing me to follow lots of relevant news feeds relating to librarianship and education, and it has also plugged me in to a whole network of other graduate trainees and librarians. Through Twitter I suddenly feel that I am part of a vibrant and dynamic community of information professionals, which is brilliant when you are a new trainee just starting out.
I hope to try and experiment with as many of the 23 Things as possible before I start my traineeship, so that by the time September comes around I will be Web 2.0-savvy and well equipped to document my time as a trainee on this blog – here goes! 🙂