On Being a Librarian

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23 Things

This model of interactive, self-directed training is gaining momentum in libriaries, associations, and blogs.

This past week I started 23 Things for Professional Development after reading about it from Bobbi L. Newman’s Tweet @librarianbyday.

23 Things for Professional Development is a learning program designed to encourage exploration of new technologies within the context of libraries. I will follow a specific calendar dedicating each week to the exploration of Web 2.0 / 3.0 and new technologies. Throughout the program I will learn to use new tools (that are freely available on the internet) to better support student learning and increase my technological competencies.

I have already started a ZOHO Notebook to journal my adventure with the program and will link it here when completed.  The 23 Things are:

  • Blogging
  • Online Presence
  • Current Awareness
  • Reflection
  • Online Networks / Real Life Networks
  • Organizing Yourself
  • Librarianship Training Options
  • Catch-up Week and Reflections
  • Filesharing  /  Collaboration
  • Organizing Your References
  • Getting Involved
  • Presenting Information
  • Catch-up Week / Reflection
  • Careers
  • Promoting yourself in job application and in interviews
  • Final Reflection

This is a great line up of activities in support of 21st century librarian literacies – transliteracy.

4 comments on “23 Things

  1. Bev


    Many thanks for having a look at my blog. It’s great to ‘meet’ someone else who is doing the cpd23 programme!

    I have never come across the concept of transliteracy so it’s been really interesting to read your helpful explanations. I look forward to following your blog as the programme progresses!

  2. Lis-Britt

    Hi Julie Anne,

    Thanks for stopping by my fledgling professional blog. Yours is a great model. Well done. I’ll be back to read it more carefully once I get past this week’s job deadlines.


  3. LottieMSmith

    Many thanks for your kind comments on my blog! I look forward to reading about your cpd23 adventures!

  4. Amanda

    Thanks for commenting on my blog. I’m still new to blogging, so it’s always exciting to read comments! I look forward to reading your ideas about cpd23!

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