Right, CPD23. Let's get cracking.
I'm on the organising team for CPD23, and will be writing the blog post for Thing 4: Current Awareness. It was back in January I first heard about Niamh's plan for a 23 Things style programme that included practical things you could do to help your CPD, and thought it was a fantastic idea. As someone very new to the profession (I'm a graduate trainee in the library of one of the colleges of the University of Cambridge) I'm looking forward to meeting new people and learning ways to develop new skills.
So on to blogs and blogging. Not counting a bit of dabbling I did a few years ago, I've been blogging fairly regularly since September 2010. Most of what I write on here is library related, but occasionally I'll slip in the odd personal update. At the moment I tend to use my blog more or less as a diary, blogging about conferences I've been to, visits I've been on as part of my traineeship, talks I've attended etc. One thing I would like to do is improve my reflective writing, as often I end up just writing what happened, and not what I learnt from it. Hopefully I will get into the habit of this during CPD23!
I'm also really looking forward to reading other people's blogs. I always like finding new things to add to my Google Reader, and with over 400 people signed up that's an awful lot of new things!
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