Hello fellow CPD 23 people and other readers.
I'm looking forward to being a part of the '23 things for professional development' scheme.
It has appeared at just the right moment for me. I am trying to breathe new life into this blog and CPD 23 will give me a structure that will make me blog at least once a week.
I'm a new professional, coming up to the end of my first academic year as a liaison librarian in an FE college in southwest London. I am also working towards Chartership.
I see blogging as a very useful reflective tool, I want to get into the habit of blogging regularly. Reflecting on my professional practice is a key part of the Chartership process, more importantly it is also the best way for me to improve my own performance. I need to reflect on my experiences if I want to learn everything I can from them.
At this early stage in my career I feel it's very important for me to get into good habits. Blogging about librarianship is a habit that I want to build into my life.
I have always been one of those people who write to think. I find getting ideas down in print helps me to develop and explore my ideas, almost to find out what I think.
Despite my love of writing those of you who take the time to read my earlier posts might find that this blog seems a little strange. The reason for this is that it was originally set up as part of an assignment for one of the modules on my masters course. *Wave to any readers who did one of the City University information courses. You remember DITA (Digital Information and Architecture).*
The earlier posts also include an information guide for short story writers that I had to design for another module. If anybody else is interested in creative writing I think that might actually be useful. Although some of the links might be out of date now.
More recently I have primarily been blogging about training events that I have attended. I spent the end of last week at the CoFHE conference in Wrexham so blog posts about that are coming soon. *Hello to any readers who were in Wrexham.*
Thank you for reading. If you are a fellow CPD 23 person then let me know where your blog is and I will make sure I return the favour. Good luck with the things.