12 months

This post has been kicking around in my head for a few weeks now, but it's taken me a while to get into the head-space of actually sitting down and writing it. Looking back over where I was six months ago, I feel like another eternity has passed, and yet it has also flown by. I've... Continue Reading →

Through the window…

I've been reflecting recently on the Digital Perceptions tool, devised by Lawrie Phipps and Donna Lanclos, with coding by Zac Gribble. It is based on the Johari window and is a tool to aid reflection on your digital practice by asking people who you know quite well to pick five or six words that describe... Continue Reading →

Trust me, I’m a librarian.

I've been reflecting recently on my role as a 'librarian' or 'information professional' or whatever you want to call it. I was fortunate enough to attend UX Libs in Sheffield earlier this month and also attended a CILIP Leaders Network event at Newcastle City Library this week, where I listened to some presentations that really... Continue Reading →

The importance of weak ties

Firstly, I'm not referring to weak ties as in #TiedayFriday, practiced by two of my favourite weak ties: Lawrie Phipps and Marcus Elliott. Their tie game is very strong indeed. What I'm actually referring to is the idea that the connections we have with our acquaintances or professional contacts, which are 'weaker' than the connections... Continue Reading →

6 months

This week I am celebrating my 6 month anniversary at my new job. A wise librarian once said to me that it takes around 6 months to get your head around the culture of a place and decide whether you want to stay somewhere. I'm inclined to agree with this, and I've certainly had this... Continue Reading →

Learning to fail

I often feel out of my comfort zone, working in ed tech. Sometimes there is the expectation that you know how to work every piece of software ever made or can pluck suggestions on what tools are out there off the top of your head at a moment’s notice. There can also be the expectations... Continue Reading →

Are you the Moodle help?

I started drafting this post last month after I attended a White Rose Learning Technology forum at University of Huddersfield and there was some discussion around learning technologists and professional identity. The discussions took place in the context of a workshop on gaining CMALT accreditation, but some further discussions about learning technology roles more generally at... Continue Reading →

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