CPD23: Thing 1

Here is the first post for a long time on my poor neglected blog. I think this signifies why I am taking part. A couple of years ago I was very conscientious and set up this blog as a means to record events I went to such as conferences and training, however it quickly fell by the wayside because of “more important things”. What those things were I will never remember, but it is sad to realise so many events have gone unrecorded.

I am also using it as a chance to reflect on why I want to blog, I think this is a more important question. Do I have anything interesting to say, or do I shout into the emptiness? I suppose I will find out at the end.

I like to think I am quite up to date with tools and resources for professional development, but I think CPD23 will provide an opportunity to reflect on the tools I use and whether I am making the best use of them. I know I will also find out about 1 or 2 new tools as I go along. Plus a great chance to catch up with other CPD23 participants and find out their perspectives on the various tools.

Choice of platform
For CPD23 I have stuck with my wordpress Librarycow library reflections blog. I had a quick look at the other platforms but to be honest I like WordPress, I have most of the idiosyncrasies worked out and for me CPD23 was more about kickstarting my blog and my professional development than the mechanics of blogging.

About me
I am a subject librarian for Science and Engineering. I’m probably considered an “old professional” having qualified many moons ago. However, I am vaguely aware that career aspirations are coming more to the fore of my consciousness than they have been recently. I am also halfway through a PGcert in adult learning and professional development. Luckily I have a summer break so have some spare time to take part in CPD23

And now for Thing 2, I’m looking forward to finding new blogs.

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About Lynne Meehan
Librarian interested in teaching, infolit, ux and open access. Also Mum, knitter, baker, walker and very amateur photographer. I may also like cows.

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