Tag: networks

Time to step up on blogging

It’s about time I joined in the conversation about blogging. A colleague has called me out. And yes, I have a contribution. This isn’t the first time I’ve put thoughts down on this topic over this month. I’ve been scribbling almost daily. Only now I think I can put them...

How to kickstart your professional conversation

So you’ve started a LIS (library and information science) Masters degree….or information, knowledge or data management, or records management, or archival studies, or information systems… (tick and apply relevant area) Essentially, you’ve entered the information professions. If memory serves me, you’ll be about halfway through your first semester. You may have...

Building a career path….with Lego

Okay, not quite. But using Lego as some kind of analogy will help me to explain one of the biggest challenges I’ve come across as I’ve progressed through my library and information science Masters course. I remember, back in the days of starting out, thinking I had a fairly good...

PLN, where art thou?

….well, that’ll be the first thought I have if, heaven forbid, Twitter disappeared tomorrow. Someone asked me the question recently, “If Twitter went kaput, was lost and disappeared, what would you do?” For a moment, well actually it was a little more than a moment, panic set in. No one...

Let’s Talk

As I walk around networking events (especially at first when I knew no one) I find there’s a distinct separation between the students and new graduates and the more established, experienced library and information professionals. The experienced professionals tend to break away from the whole group and have their own...

Principles of Connectivism and the PLN

Amidst attempting to work up some “headspace” momentum for writing my NLS5 paper, I thought I’d write my fortnightly post for the project…. During my literature review for the paper, I drew yet another link between the theory of Connectivism and the PLN concept. The “Principles of Connectivism” by George...