Monday, June 6, 2011

Welcome, Welcome!

Hi! Thank you for stumbling upon this blog. Many of you may know my alter-ego booksNyarn on Twitter or over at Books, Yarn, Ink and Other Pursuits. While I do write about some of my librarianship over there, I decided I did not want to flood all my followers only interested in my book reviews and chicken pursuits with shop talk. However, I will be linking between the two at times if it is relevant.

This blog will be getting its initial use this summer as I participate in CPD23. What is that, you ask?

From the site:

23 Things for Professional Development is a free online programme open to information professionals at all stages of their career, in all types of role, and anywhere across the world.

Inspired by the 23 Things programmes for social media, this new programme will consist of a mixture of social media "Things" and "Things" to do with professional development. The programme starts on 20 June and will run until early October 2011.

Each week the CPD23 blog will be updated with details of the next thing to be explored. Catch up weeks and reflection weeks are built into the programme, so it's not a problem if you’re going to be away for a week or two!

Please do spread the word to any friends, colleagues, or groups that might be interested: please pass on this message and link to If you’re on Twitter follow @cpd23 and tweet with the hashtag #cpd23.

If you are interested in the topics they will have, definitely sign up. I will be looking forward to participating.


  1. So each week, you will list one thing to do on the list of 23?

  2. Hi Lena! Actually there will be multiple things to do during each week, with a couple of weeks to catch up and/or reflect on the work. There are some pieces I do believe I have a handle on (blogging!) and some I want to learn more about (Prezi, anyone?). I am excited to see what comes of it.