So, after that minor rant, on with the Things.
I am already very active on Facebook as a means of keeping in touch with friends whom I have met in several different places and have difficulty in contacting otherwise. I do enjoy seeing how people are all related to each other and recently a friend of mine from Oxford came up as being 'in a relationship' with someone I met on summer school in Greece - it never ceases to astound me how small the world is...well, we are talking the 'Classics' world, which is distinctly smaller than many though perhaps not Cambridge! I don't use Facebook professionally since I like to keep my personal and professional lives separate.
|This is entitled 'laptop lightening' - I thought they were just sparks|
I have just joined LISNPN and I am not sure what it is all about. I keep getting e-mails but am a bit busy to follow them all. If I had more time I would look into it more and I imagine that it is a very useful network to be involved in. I wish that I could have gone to the New Professionals Conference and will endeavour to do so when I return from my masters in NY.
As I progress in my career I hope to become more involved in local professional networks (but it is difficult though when you know that you are leaving imminently for another country!). I have already signed up to be a volunteer at the CLRC Unconference in Syracuse, NY in September as a means of getting myself out there and meeting others in the profession (I am banking on my distinctive accent to help make me memorable!).
Since I am moving to America, I see the importance of online networking afresh. I hope to keep up my participation in Cambridge based discussions and will keep up reading blogs on my RSS feed. I am intending to blog while over there not only for my fellow students but also for people back in Britain and hope to draw comparisons between the the countries and approaches to librarianship. It will be particularly interesting to keep up with the other Cambridge trainees and see how our courses compare and how we can help each other.
|Would people like to hear library and information science comparisons?|