Library Quote of the Week

Library Quote of the Week
Library Quote of the Week


How long do I have to complete the programme?
The programme will be divided into two sections. The first section will begin on March 28th and end on May 6th. The second section will take place over the summer, dates TBC.

Why should I participate in the programme?
The programme is designed to help you become familiar with emerging technologies, which will be useful to you in your day-to-day work at the library, your career in general and also in your personal life. Web 2.0 applications are being used by third level students in their social lives and also at college. Learning about Web 2.0 will help you to embrace the move towards integrating Web 2.0 applications into the library service, and will help to take away the mystery from the technology involved. The programme will also incorporate some fun exercises to lighten the tone.

How do I know which 'Things' to do and when?
The full list of the first 13 'Things' is now available and this list outlines the schedule of exercises over the next 6 weeks.  This schedule is just a guide and is based on the provision of one hour per week in your work schedule to complete the programme. If you already have some experience with Web 2.0 applications, you may wish to complete the programme in a shorter timeframe. If you have little or no experience you will probably need the full timeframe to complete. Remember it’s not a race – take your time. If you feel you are struggling to complete the exercises in any particular week, either note this in your blog, or send an email to Each participant’s experience will be different and will be a valuable insight for the library in developing services in the future.  Make sure to log your experience each week. The blog will be checked regularly and will inform the development of the course. 

How do I track my progress for each of the 23 Things?
You will track your progress on the 23 things programme on the blog you set up in week 1. Log all your thoughts on each Thing, positive and negative comments are welcome.

Can I refer to Web 2.0 tools that I’m already using?
Some of you will already be familiar with social media and you may already be using the applications already. If you are already familiar with the resource, this is a good opportunity to use the further exercises to develop your knowledge. Your experience will also be a valuable resource for your colleagues undertaking the programme.

What do I do if I need help?
You will log your progress, including any problems etc. on your blog. The course co-ordinator will respond to your blog in the first instance. Your colleagues may also be able to help you via the blog.
I would like to take part but don’t feel comfortable with my co-workers reading my blog, can I participate anonymously? If you want you can use a screen name that does not identify you personally. Instructions on how to manage permissions to use your blog are included in the blogging exercise.