Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Rud 3

This is a bit mixed!!!, way behind on the 'things' now so need to catch up ; I have been thinking a lot about images and had some time yesterday to look at the New York Public Library Gallery on Flickr

I picked two Halloween images just because I liked the look of them and that spooky season is coming up.

The other one is Lego (obviously)...just finished this partner is a massive Beatles fan and this was his birthday present...; it could be a better photo  - taken on my phone standing on a chair so I know the resolution is not high quality or any way good. ( honest I just wanted to get this thing finished least people would think that I had dropped out already)  I edited it a little bit in Photoshop to make it sharper and added in the text..I had fun with Photoshop..could learn a lot about its use when we design  our posters for library events.

The participants on this course are impressive...I've read a lot of their blogs so far and creative seems a lame descriptor for most of them

We need as a profession to be so conscious of copyright and how to correctly attribute material/research.  Open Access  has been knocking on the door for a long time now and health research is mostly paid for by some type/form of government seems so ludicrous then that we have to pay again to access that same research in costly expensive journals that are behind paywalls.  Lenus the Irish health repository is one place to look for any Irish research

Looking forward to getting one with the other things now...I notice that there is soon to be one on Snapchat...I have deliberately stayed away from this app...not sure how the younger members of my family are going to take the news that I will have an account soon!!, I guess I just won't follow them ; I don't need to know?

Anyway, as I said at the top a mixed bag....hoping I have the time, willpower and determination to finish all 23 as I'm enjoying them...just need to be better 'time managed'

Slán go foill

Beware the hat!

Thursday, 14 September 2017


My first concentrated effort on writing for my blog; it is scary! I am a librarian lucky enough to work in a beautiful part of the world when it is not raining. It is not called the “Wild Atlantic Way” for nothing!

Social media is the space where our present and future users are at the moment and I need to get on board the train and engage and communicate with them across these platforms ( no pun intended)

As a health librarian, new research is vital to our staff and it often comes in many guises these days so with that in mind I attended a short course on Twitter in Sligo yesterday hosted by the library staff in Sligo University Hospital and facilitated by Jane Burns.

It was fun, informative and engaging – there was a lot of tweeting, lots still to learn – the 140 character limit is both challenging and productive; focusing me to be clear and concise; difficult coming from an Arts background where I excelled in flowery descriptive language.

I have a bit of an inner conflict at the moment – Social Media is great and where the library/information sector need to be; however I have asked myself do I really want to be there also Google account is wonderful but sometimes I forget that everything is linked now and sharing might not be caring in every instance.  The lines between our working/professional life and personal lives can get blurred without discipline

I’m excited to start #Rudai 23 though and look forward to getting to know my peers in a safe environment.  Onwards and upwards

Happy Roald Dahl Day  - September 13th 2017 --- big fan of his books! 

Monday, 11 September 2017

Starting Out Again

This is my first post.....perhaps this time I will find the time & energy to complete all 23 rudaí...excited at the prospect of learning all about social media tools

Rud 3 This is a bit mixed!!!, way behind on the 'things' now so need to catch up ; I have been thinking a lot about ima...