This blog was originally created for a library and information science course on collection development at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with my reactions to the weekly readings. I hope to expand this blog in the future.

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Friday, July 8, 2011

CPD 23 Blog 2

I've been looking at blogs at a variety of librarians (academic, public, special). We all seem to share the same goal of increased professional development. In my position, I'm concerned that I'm not using Web 2.0 enough; it sounds like other people have the same feelings. One aspect of blogs that stand out is the layout: several participants have good designs and well-organized blogs. It's great that we can examine other people's blogs and improve our own work.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Continuing Education with CPD23

I've been very delinquent in posting any new blog entries, but I hope that will change with the 23 Things for Professional Development course. Currently I work as the museum librarian at the Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff. My position is only part-time. Prior to coming there I worked over 4 years in public libraries in Florida and New Mexico. Although I work at a special library, many of the principles I learned in public libraries (reference, collection development) still apply there.

My main goal is to find a full-time library position in either a public or special library. Libraries are changing so fast, making it important to keep updated with my professional education. Sometimes it seems so dizzying keeping up with these changes (especially with social media). I'm glad CPD23 is giving us the opportunity to improve our blogging skills. I hope to take what I've learned in this course to looking for jobs in public and special libraries.