Friday, 11 May 2012

A new adventure: cpd23

It's been a while since I last did any blogging. My previous flurry of activity was due to my participation in Cam23, a 23 Things programme which encouraged the investigation and evaluation of various online and social media technologies. I got a lot out of that experience and feel that taking part in cpd23 will be another valuable opportunity to try out some new tools. I am also attracted however by the Things that are less "technology-focussed", things that should prove really useful in thinking about career development. In particular, Online presence, Getting involved, Careers, and Promoting yourself really stand out. I hope through the course of the programme to develop my (currently low-key) online professional presence. I was rather timid about my online voice during Cam23 and now feel that I would really like to raise my profile. I would like to get more actively involved in online library discussions and activities as they provide a great opportunity for sharing ideas and knowledge and are a great arena for learning and meeting new people. I hope that cpd23 will spur me on to achieve this. Am looking forward to the challenge!      


  1. Hi! I agree it's great that not everything in the programme is technology-focussed. Traditional methods are still important. And the getting more actively involved online is something I want to do too. Good luck!

  2. Hi Sarah, I am on the Thing 2 bandwagon here, and how nice to have stumbled into your blog. As opposed to some of the other newbie blogs on cpd23, what a lovely bonus to find your thoughtful wrap-up from the Cam23 project you undertook. I appreciated your experiences and was able to bookmark a few things as part of my personal learning network: in particular Librarian X and the nifty podcasting enterprise, as well as The Library Routes Project, that looks pretty neat and I'll have to spend more time with it. Best of luck on this new Things endeavor!