Thing 23: What have you learnt and where do you want to go from here?
I’ve unlocked my twitter account. I’ve fretted over privacy and sharing identities (and still do on a very regular basis). I am now using GoogleReader. I comment on other blogs related to libraries. These are the main points.
The best thing that I got out of the CPD23 programme is definitely that I feel more involved with the library world. I have attended Library Camp, I have made more contacts on twitter due to unlocking my account, I have met library bods from outside my work place who work in the same city as me and nearby. I will go for drinks with some of them this week. Nice.
Will I keep blogging? Hopefully yes. I still feel very self-conscious when I post and sometimes I just want to take posts back as soon as they hit the internet. But I want to be brave. Lots of people have been very encouraging, thanks! I also worry that I won’t have much to say, to be honest. Not stuff that’s relevant enough or “correct”. There is a very vocal group of people out there already and they make me shy. Not your fault but it’s true. I also over-think a lot and worry too much, I know that.
I still have to catch up on the referencing and presentation tools presented during CPD23 but generally I think I’ve done okay.
I always have a list of what I need to do to fill potential gaps and my workplace does a 6-monthly PDP thing. I also have monthly meetings with my line manager to keep me on track. Nothing to worry about then. In that respect I feel organised enough. I think it’s very important to have an up-to-date CV at all times and to be aware of what you achieve (or not). And especially in times like this you never know what’s round the corner. Exciting!