ILN certificate and change next year

iln-2016-certificate

ILN certificate of participation

I have taken part in each round of the International Librarians Network, since it’s inception. I have been taught so much, and have met great librarians from around the world. I still “see” my peer mentors popping up on my social media feeds.

The ILN is taking a break for the first part of 2017, but will hopefully come back in another version for the second part of 2017?

Cate Carlyle (Canadian Ambassador at ILN) wrote a great article in World Libraries: Information Professionals Go Global: Reflections on the International Librarians Network Peer Mentoring Program. The article includes a thought I also shared about the ILN.

 

 

 

UCT Social Media Course – I did it!

UCT Social Media Certificate

UCT Social Media certificate

The UCT Social Media online short course kept me busy for 9 weeks this year! I am very proud of the fact that I could complete it with a 70% mark!

I can highly recommend the course as I have picked up more from it than I had expected!

The course and course material was structured in such a way that it was easy to navigate. It is time-consuming, but at the end it is worth it!

 

The Modules included the following:

Module 1 Positioning your brand on social media
Module 2 Managing and growing your Facebook community
Module 3 Building a following on Twitter
Module 4 Leveraging LinkedIn and Google+Module 5 Marketing with Pinterest and social bookmarking
Module 6 Using YouTube, Instagram and understanding mobile
Module 7 Blogging for community engagement and search
Module 8 Managing and measuring your online reputation
Module 9 Integrating social media into your marketing strategy

Any great courses you can recommend in social media?

 

There’s a Zubat in my office

Zubat
Zubat

I had to wait 3 days before I could download Pokemon Go on Hip4U. It is still not available in the iStore in South Africa. I made use of Techgirl’s manual: How to download Apps Like Pokemon Go without an Apple ID.

I can see why it is so addictive! The Archives seems to be a Gym, and a Pokestop is very nearby. Guess what I will be doing during lunch-times?

e-Mentoring – How International Librarians Network are doing it!

The International Librarians Network has successfully managed to mentor of over 4500 librarians, archivists and information professionals from around the world! It is a peer mentorship programme that’s free, and runs twice a year!

That is a fantastic accomplishment!

Kate Byrne, Alyson Dalby and Clare McKenzie, the initiators and directors of this programme, has released a report in June 2016:

Rethinking mentoring: Online, International peer-mentoring with the International Librarians Network.
https://widgets.figshare.com/articles/3413632/embed?show_title=1

Published under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.

DOI 10.6084/m9.figshare.3413632

 

International Archives Day today – how will you celebrate? #IAD16 #ArchivesRock

Followanarchive and AskArchivists usually take the lead in the yearly International Archives Day:

Let’s celebrate June 9
International Archives Day 2016 #IAD16 is coming up! Like every year Ask Archivists and Follow An Archive organize a celebration event on Twitter.
With the celebration event we join the June 9 theme ‘Archives, Harmony and Friendship‘ of the International Council on Archives (ICA).
The theme of the annual Twitter event will be #archivesrock. It’s about music in archives.

There’ s a great conversation going on on Twitter:

#IAD16

#ArchivesRock

 

What are you sharing?

Send me your Archive Twitter handles?

I am also posting for SABC Radio Archives and IASA (International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives on Twitter.

Wordless Wednesday in the radio archives #blogjune