Monday, 23 July 2007

Why I'm not posting!!

Well, I am posting, but only a quickie to explain why I'm not posting loads! Basically, 'life' has taken over a bit and I've not had time to really digest anything to the point of being able to comment sensibly about it. I'm moving house this weekend into a flat with my boyfriend and will finally not be in a flat shared with what feels like 10 other people. In other words, I'll have time to sit down and plan and digest and maybe even make some sort of comment about what's going on.

Recent developments though, I've just ordered 'How to Use Web 2.0 in your Library' by Phil Bradley. I seem to have unleashed a monster at work by suggesting using Delicious and starting Business Librarian blog and I now need to catch up with everyone else! I love all the 2.0 applications and the possibilities of engaging with students but I'm in need of further inspiration as to how others have used it and practical ways of putting all my theory into practice. I hope I'm not putting Phil on a pedastal here, but I think this will exceed my expectations!

And what do you know, it's a post!! So I'm sort of posting, aren't I!

Tuesday, 10 July 2007

Right then. I'm feeling inspired enough today to start on my own blog and to (hopefully) use it as a diary for my Chartership. Scary, but I'm finally going to do it! I've been skirting around doing it for a while, but have finally decided to take the plunge for quite a few reasons.....

1. I've started a new job with UEL and am feeling newly inspired to actually be a Librarian again. And that's Librarian with a capital L! So not being a librarian who turns up to work and goes home again, but a Librarian who takes part, is up to date with their subject and wants to actively change the way we work.
2. I've just moved to London. It's a big and scary place and I need to make friends! All mine are scattered across the country and to stop my boyfriend being driven up the wall by me, I need to get out from time to time!
3. Being a librarian is feeling very relevant to me personally. This is my profession, but it's also something that I'm doing all the time anyway with the advent of web 2.0. I'm on Facebook, Ning, MySpace, I tag with delicious and have blogs and news via RSS.

So, basically, I'm Chartering. And it'll confuse my Nanny no end when she finds out there are more letters to put after my name (she thinks that my name now ends with BA MA)!