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Thing 20 – The Library Routes Project

I think this is a great project – The Library Routes. It is the sort of thing I think I would have been really interested in years ago when I first started studying my Library degree.

I love stories and the narratives around why people end up where they are.

I suppose I have been very lucky with my library career- things have kind of fallen into my lap and I been able to take advantage of situations and have been given many chances and opportunities which I am very grateful for.

I wanted to add my story to the Library Routes wiki – and although I tried to add my lines twice (and both times the preview showed my information with the correct link and everything) it didn’t ever show on the wiki- and I am a bit sad about that- and not at all sure why.

I haven’t had a lot to do with wikis- and don’t find them the easiest things to sue…so I am feeling like a great big fat fail with this one…

Anyway- here is my story, journey, pathway and I’ll try the Library Routes wiki again this week when I am not feeling quite so inadequate! Although that’s been an interesting learning experience as I am currently facilitating a 23Things program at my workplace – with 41 participants, and understand from doing this *thing* how inadequate you can feel when things don’t work out…..

argh, grrrr, insert expletive here……

**Update- 9 minutes later

I check my email- I haven’t confirmed my registration with the Library Routes wiki! Ah ha I think- that might be the problem.

I re-enter my details for the Library Routes wiki- I am in such a rush- but then I spy the info at the top- please enter blah blah blah so we know you are not a robot.

So much for my attention to detail you say….

Success – at last.  Huzzah!!!

Meant to also say – this is a great post – New professionals – get hold of a Library organisational chart and start plotting your path


Thing 13 – Google Docs, Wikis and DropBox

I have used Google Drive/docs quite a bit. I like that I can share and edit and collaborate with those within and outside my organisation so easily! Google Docs is also a great tool to share with students- as so many of them do group projects.

I have used Google Docs to collaborate about workshops, and also about Twitter ‘Secret Santa’ and ‘Secret stork’ events.  Secret santa is a bunch of twitter tweeps who send a secret santa to another person at Christmas. I coordinate the names/details/addresses with a couple of other elves! The same works for our ‘secret stork’ spreadsheet as there are a number of Twitter friends who are expecting babies!

I have also used DropBox.

I have also used wikis, but not as much any more. Of course I use Wikipedia all the time, but find wikis have to be updated otherwise they lose their use. We do use an internal SharePoint wiki at work for procedures and that seems to work well.