It is New Years Day and I am thinking about all that has happened in the last year, and my goals and aspirations for this new year.
- I finshed my grad dip and am now a qualified librarian. I am taking a year off to try and gain some experience, and am planning on re enrolling for 2010.
- I have attended conferences, unconferences, seminars and webinars on library 2.0/web 2.0, a subject I am passionate about. I have learnt heaps!
- I have been humbled by the generosity of library bloggers from around the world who so freely share their thoughts and knowledge. I have learnt so much!
- Blogging opens doors. I have been truly amazed at the opportunities that have opened for me because of this, and the friendships and relationships that I have developed online.
- Technology is a tool that can only enhance our library services (to some this sounds like a given, but in some work environments this idea is not embraced).
- Social Networking has etiquette and regardless of age/experience/qualifications libraries must be involved in teaching this as part of their information/digital literacy programs (I am going to blog about this in a seperate post).
- The best learning occurs when it is self directed, and then it often becomes a joyous experience.
- To thyself be true.
Proactive participation is my goal for all things this year.
- I have been accepted to be part of the Australian ePortfolios Project and I can't wait.
- I have written some proposals for future projects so will see if they are successful.
- I will be volunteering in a high school library and in a public library in another town for one day a week, hopefully learning lots about all aspects of the industry.
- I have a list of 'tech' things I have read about but want to learn more about. Maybe try for one a month?
- To keep talking and blogging about all the ways that technology can enhance workplaces and spaces.
- To create another digital photo story on the amalgamation of our library services, and in doing so meet and spend time with the staff who run these libraries.
- To keep learning and growing. We have at the heart of our profession the notion of life long learning. May I truly embrace this and always be open to hearing about, and learning about new things.
- To thyself be true.