Thing 5: Reflective Practice
July 11, 2011
Since the beginning of CPD23, we have concentrated on the following:
2. Personal/professional Brand
3. Current Awareness tools
Looking at what I have learned, I have probably learned most about myself. I have found the blogging exercise to be my “sounding board” for myself. I have looked at what I have written, and see someone who is searching for balance and intellectual stimulation, but also someone who finds the vast changes in my life and in my profession a little unsettling. The blogging is a way to get out my feelings and work through the changes productively.
The branding exercise is revealing and something that all libraries and librarians should embrace. I want to be aware and make sure that I am putting myself forward as I am–my best self, and a more self-assured self than I have been in the past. My previous post on networking is an attempt to follow that through.
For many years I have followed various blogs and feeds, so the current awareness portion of CPD23 was not news to me, but only reinforced that I need to continue to be diligent in following continuing trends in the library field. This will assist me with both brand and networking; working in the information industry means keeping up with that ever-changing landscape.