As I wrote in my Sunday Announcements just over a week ago, I’m participating in a professional development opportunity called cpd23. This is by and for information professionals, but I think that can be defined pretty broadly—if you can imagine doing professional development with social media, your profession probably has enough of an information component for you to benefit from this program. Join me and a few hundred of my closest information profession friends to do 23 Things during the next few months to improve your online and offline professional skills: 23 Things for Professional Development.
So, here I begin with Thing 1: Blogs and Blogging where we are asked to create a blog (check!) and write why we are participating in cpd23. This is my third (fourth?) blog. I started it in January because, while I’m no longer working in a library and have long since abandoned my library blog (Wanderings of a Librarian, now lost to the depths of the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine), I still want an outlet for bookish and library-related thoughts. Joy’s Book Blog gives me a platform for playing in the wonderful world of book blogging while dipping my toe in ever so slightly now and then back in the world of librarian blogging. I would like to take my blogging and interaction with both groups to the next level, but I’m not quite sure what that looks like. I hope to get a better view through doing the things for cpd23.
On to Thing 2: Investigate some other blogs. I am really looking forward to visiting the blogs of the other cpd23 participants. If you are a cpd23 participant visiting my blog, please leave a comment on this post so I know you were here. And, welcome! Thanks for visiting!