2014 Library Resolutions: Karen du Toit

Photo by Karen du Toit:  Traffic in Aucklandpark, Johannesburg. The tall building on the skyline is my workplace.

Photo by Karen du Toit: Traffic in Aucklandpark, Johannesburg. The tall building on the skyline is my workplace.

Karen du Toit, from Johannesburg, South Africa.  Today’s post was originally posted over at Karen’s blog, Karen’s mobile 23 things.

 

The International Librarians Network suggested a New Year’s resolution as point of discussion for the ILN network partners in the monthly discussions.

1. What is one new thing you want to start doing in 2014?

I have started looking out for online courses, such as MOOCs, to enhance my professional development in 2013. I want to continue doing it.

I definitely want to do the Hyperlinked Library MOOC this year! I did not make it onto the list of course participants last year, but this year I will be holding thumbs that there would be another opportunity.

I am also looking for more opportunities that comes along such as ANZ 23 Mobile Things. I learnt a great deal last year, and it is necessary to stay up to date with all the developments.

I want to work on our mobile platform for the SABC Media Libraries.

2. What is one thing you want to try doing differently in 2014?

I want to focus my efforts more with regards social media for the SABC Media Libraries.

I have to work on a social media strategy, and I have to get more help from colleagues. One of the colleagues that helped me with it, has resigned.

3. What is one thing you want to stop doing in 2014?

To not focus on obstacles and negative barriers in the workplace! It is very demotivating and hampers own professional progression.

I will focus on what should and could be done, and pay more attention to enhance my own professional development for the good of the company as well as for my own personal satisfaction!

 

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5 Comments

  1. I wanted to do the Hyperlinked Library MOOC this year too, but had to pull out due a crazy number of other commitments – see earlier note about having to let go of some things in order to allow for new things in. Maybe I’ll see you there this year Karen! -Alyson, ILN Program Coordinator

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