Thursday, 24 May 2012

Knew there was going to be trouble when googling myself even with adding library as I've the same name as an author. Already have followers on Twitter who think I am Alison Bruce, author, rather than Alison Bruce, librarian. Although was pleasantly surprised  to see that I do feature in the top two results. Then the author talks in libraries start to appear.
I'd like to think carefully about the aesthetics of this blog. And how it can link  with my Twitter & FB.
Still have work to do on brand but it's now Week 4 so will have to wait until more time available. Already have a  Twitter account (@alisonbruce) but haven't been using it to full advantage. And look after library service Twitter  (@onceuponashire) - although have been neglecting it a little lately too.
As I have the same name as two authors on Twitter I have followers whom I'm sure do not realise they are following the 'wrong' one. Looking at the Public Library List as mentioned on the CPD23 blog and of course I'm already following Orkney Library as that's where I come from. Will look at RSS feeds and Pushnote at later time

Monday, 14 May 2012

Haven't explored nearly enough of the other CPD23 blogs so will just have to work at it over a longer period of time. Thing 3 is what merits some serious thought as my current blog look is not really how I want to appear to other people. Hate to think what it says about me at the moment. Have a feeling that I may turn into a bit of a chameleon for a while until I find a brand that I'm happy with.

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Introducing myself

Found a few spare moments so thought I'd provide a little more info about myself. I'm Information Services Librarian with Aberdeenshire Libraries.  Have been dipping in and out of various online 'things' such as Facebook and Twitter with both personal and library accounts for a while but have been thinking it would be good to do some more structured 'learning' hence CPD23.

Friday, 11 May 2012

The More the Merrier

Just some casual discussion has resulted in one work colleague and perhaps another joining in on CPD23. Brilliant.

Wednesday, 9 May 2012


Have just started my first blog . Have been tinkering with variety of the 23 things so thought CPD23 an ideal way of 'encouraging' me to investigate more.   Lookoing forward to the forthcoming weeks