Tag Archive | networking

Online Networks, Or: In Cyberspace, No One Can Hear Your Awkward Pauses

This post is part of 23 Things for Professional Development. I’m a very active user of online networks, and have been for several years. For introverts like myself, online networking is invaluable: it allows me to make connections with people who I’d have been too nervous to approach in real life, it lets me dip […]

Do we need New Professional groups?

Below is an article I wrote for Information Outlook, the SLA’s journal, in August 2010. Since the online version (and obviously, the paper copy too!) is only viewable by SLA members, I have reposted here now the embargo has passed for the benefit of any non-SLA members reading. Librarians who are new to the profession […]

More reflections on CILIP Yorkshire and Humberside Members Day

I’ve already jotted down some hurried first impressions of the CILIP Y&H Members Day, but I wanted to say a little bit more about the sessions I actually attended, besides the one I was co-presenting! The first talk of the day was Biddy Fisher’s welcome and keynote address. Biddy spent a bit of time talking […]

CILIP Yorkshire & Humberside members day 2010

On the train on the way home from the members day now, so thought I’d jot some thoughts down while it’s all still fresh in my mind. I’m posting this via email from my phone, which I’ve never tried doing before, so apologies if the formatting/spelling is a bit off! I’m really glad I got […]

NPC 2010: my impressions

My fellow presenters and delegates from Monday’s New Professionals Conference have already been blogging up a storm, so I’ve decided not to do a full write-up of everyone else’s talks. Instead, I’m just going to jot down a few impressions and ideas inspired by the talks I saw. If you want to see some good […]


Saw this comic a couple of weeks ago (HT @barbaragordon) and – as well as making me laugh – it made me think about my own online profile. Now, I pretty much live online. I’m on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, LibraryThing, Delicious, Google Reader, Flickr, Blogger, WordPress (of course!) and probably a bunch of others I’ve […]