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About bibliotheclaire

Happy, multilingual librarian / MSc Information Professional and Chartership candidate, with a keen interest in educating library users and inspiring readers to become proficient autonomous learners and researchers. Current focus: Evidence-Based Librarianship :)

Happy New Year 2013!

My New Year’s resolution is to write a reflective blog post a week on a library / information related topic. 🙂

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Posted by on 02/01/2013 in Uncategorized


Open Education Resources

I’m a participant in #OCL4Ed 2012.12 – It’s free and can be done in your own time between 3rd and 14th December 2012. There’s still time to sign-up 🙂

Come join me and learn more about #OER. Register today:

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Posted by on 02/12/2012 in Open Source


Catching Up!

I cannot believe it has been  4 months since I last posted here! This is what I was hoping to change about my writing habits by joining CPD23, i.e. little and often, rather than lots of doing-without-writing followed by near-hyperactive periods of lots and lots of writing. Obviously, I still have my work cut out for me!

The Portfolio Building event in Aberdeen – advertised previously on this blog – went well, and I have lots to write about. Starting with a follow up on Thing 3: regarding my professional branding, I have tweaked my Twitter description to these few words: Happy Librarian, working towards Chartership, CILIPS NE Newsletter Editor, Language lover, Lifelong learner 🙂  For the rest, I am finding that the Chartership process is allowing me to create plenty reflective space for myself as to how I want to develop professionally, and I will come back to this, possibly several times, on this blog.



Posted by on 14/11/2012 in cpd23, Uncategorized



Chartership Event in North East Scotland

Calling all Chartership Candidates in North East Scotland!

CILIPS (NE) are prepared to organise the compulsory Chartership/Portfolio Building event in Aberdeen sometime in the first two weeks of November, but we need at least 20 people attending for it to go ahead.

I know that North East Scotland has plenty of keen librarians/ information professionals who would benefit from this, but we need a clearer idea of numbers at this stage.

Please let me know by Friday 20th July 2012 if you think you would like to attend, so that we can go ahead with organising the event.

Many thanks in advance.


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Posted by on 11/07/2012 in cpd23


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Posted by on 24/06/2012 in Reflective Writing


Thing 3: Consider your professional brand

I’ve thought about my ‘branding’ this evening. Hmm. I don’t want it to be about me, I’d like it to be about what I bring to the library world. But this is something I’m still  developing at the moment, very much in its infancy in terms of vocalising my contribution to the community. I’ll talk about it with my Mentor, explore more blogs and come back to this post in due course…so watch this space 🙂

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Posted by on 24/06/2012 in cpd23



Thing 2: Investagating other CPD23 blogs

I’ve spent the afternoon browsing my fellow-cpd23-participants’ blogs, and really enjoyed myself. It looks like most of us are in the same boat, and nothing I will write here (for the next few posts at least!) will be particularly new or original: we’re all fabulous librarians, forging our online professional identities in the safe playing pen offered by CPD23 😉  – although I must say I also recognized a few (equally wonderful) seasoned 2.0 librarians on the list!

From what I gather,  it’s all about our individual reflective library journeys, and the process of creating  a worthy online presence is only valid when we experience it  first hand, so here goes!

I noticed that cpd23 blogs tend to die when the course is over. At this point in time, I hope my blog will survive both  the course and my Chartership – I’m hoping this is the beginning of a lifelong reflective platform for my experience of librarianship. But who knows, by the end of the course I might even be bold enough to create a second blog! Anyway, I’m looking forward to interacting with you all over the next few months, as we blog our way through the course.

Good luck everyone!

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Posted by on 24/06/2012 in cpd23