CPD23 Thing 1: Why participate?

If you’re reading this blog at all, you’re probably already aware of the CPD23 online course running this summer for library and information professionals, students etc. Follow the link if you’d like to find out more.

Thing 1 is to blog about why I’m participating and what I want to get out of this.

I’m participating because I work in quite a small team (within the music library of a London conservatoire). Although I try to maintain wider professional links through Twitter, membership of professional organisations etc, CPD23 seems like a great chance to update my skills and make more contacts with peers, which will hopefully be mutually beneficial. I’m also hoping to persuade one or two of my colleagues to participate as I think they’d enjoy it and pick up some useful tips along the way! (hello colleagues if you’re reading)

I’m particularly looking forward to learning about Evernote and Prezi – I’ve seen several people using the latter for presentations, but haven’t made time to try it out. Hoping I’ll fit all the Things round my summer work – as a systems and user education librarian I’m busy at this time of year with upgrades, organising and preparing the next year’s teaching and other projects. Hoping the fact I’m late doing Things 1 and 2 isn’t an inauspicious start!