Introduction. I had several reasons for doing the Rudai 23 course. My primary reason was to enhance my CV as I have little professional experience. The fact that Rudai 23 was approved by the Library Association of Ireland (LAI) and that it was both free and self-paced were an added bonus. Additionally the course was … Continue reading Thoughts on Rudai 23
After 21 Things I am finally on my last reflective post concerning Rudai's Things! This post will be focusing on Things 19, 20 and 21. After this, I will possibly summarise my experience of Rudai 23 in a later post. Thing 19: Podcasts. Of all the Things on this course, this was the one I … Continue reading Thing 22: Final Reflective Practice
This Thing deals with professional groups. and how they benefit me and others in the same or similar profession. I decided to attempted the final option for this thing, which deals with my experience of being a member of a professional organisation and its impact on my Continuing Professional Development (CPD). In my case, I … Continue reading Rudai 23: Thing 21
Exercise 1 Three detrimental effects to a local community when a public library closes are the loss of a social hub, loss of access to knowledge and educational resources and loss of a centre for information regarding upcoming events. Libraries often act as social hubs through the presence of craft and creative groups or clubs, … Continue reading Thing 20: Advocacy and libraries
I choose option 1 for several reasons. First of all I have created an podcast before using Audacity so I decided to listen to a podcast instead. Secondly I am somewhat behind with the Things and creating a podcast can take several days if you want to make a good quality one. Finally it was … Continue reading Thing 19: Podcasts
Like several previous other posts about Rudai 23, this is a reflection post covering several different things. Thing 14: Personal Information Management. For this thing I tried three tools, Evernote, Pocket and Remember the Milk. Evernote is a tool to put, create, organise and share information. Having used Evernote before for a college project I … Continue reading Reflections on Things 14-17.
I chose option 2 for this thing because I don't have any published papers or PowerPoint presentations. I spent about an hour finding likely websites and blogs that I would be interested in writing a guest post for. After some consideration I chose the library blog, LibFocus. I chose it because I felt that if … Continue reading Thing 17: Sharing Information