Thursday, 30 June 2011

Mair Bloggin' an' lookin' at ithers' blogs

Have now had a look at the list of blogs - wow, aren't there a lot of them! Difficult to decide which to look at, but have chosen a couple of very different ones and left comments. I am impressed by the range of people who are taking part. Need to move on - thing 3 beckons....

Monday, 20 June 2011

Thing 1, Blogging

A brief introduction to myself and what I am about....

I work in University of Warwick Library as an Academic Support Officer, and am already using many of the skills I picked up in UoW23 to help with my job. The ASOs are part of the Academic Development wing in Academic Services, so look to improve the service in addition to aiding the Academic Support Librarians.

Having made my way through the UoW23 23 Things (Warwick University Library) programme earlier in the year
I have already set up and run blogs so have already 'done' Thing 1. I find Blogging a really good way to keep track of what I am doing myself, but also to allow to share with others, and to compare what each of us is doing and thus benefit from each other's experiences.

I have started this programme in order to get practice and a refresher on what I learned already. There are also a lot of areas being covered which I have not touched on and I look forward to learning about these. I look forward to working along with the other participants in the programme so please feel welcome to comment on anything I have put in the blog or just contact me to discuss things.

In addition to aspects of my job, I am interested in green issues, sustainability and wildlife. I have a wildlife-friendly garden (i.e. weed-filled!) and keep chickens, five at present. I am a Scot living in Coventry, and love going back to Scotland to hill-walk and enjoy the air and scenery in the glens.

I am on Twitter already, @lindsmgreen, and will be using the same account to tweet about the programme.

Friday, 10 June 2011

Preparatory post, Thing 0

Have set up the blog and spent rather a long time trying to work out how to get the Header text and photo looking right, so that one is not blocking out the other. It doesn't seem to be exactly intuitive. Never mind - looking forward starting the programme proper with Thing 1!