Category Archives: Personal Goals

2012 – Year in Review

I’m copying this idea from Sarah Houghton over at Librarian in Black. So here is my year in review.

Book – Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

Movie – Burn After Reading Second time I’ve seen it but still had me rolling in the aisles. This is at home mind you, don’t really go out to the cinema anymore

Art – Jeff Koon’s Puppy @ Guggenheim Bilbao

Band – Red Rockets of Borneo 

Song – Parklife by Blur I love the spoken word piece and the music video is fun too!

Serious Technology – Musiclink (sensorcom) audio hooks that sit behind the hearing aid and can be used with iPods, the TV, computer, iPad, mobile phone – you name it. At last!!

Less Serious Technology – Feedler app for the iPad

Conference – HTAi12 in Bilbao, Spain

Fan Girl Squee Moment – Amanda Palmer giving us (and other passengers) a free  show on the No.19 tram. Watch it here.

New Service for Libraries – I can’t think of any at the mo! Have any suggestions??

Personal Accomplishment – reading 47 or 52 books for my 52 Books Around the World 2012 reading challenge. I nearly did it!

Professional Accomplishment – Running my first ever workshop in Bilbao, Spain in June for HTAi12. I also chaired a session which went really well despite one hearing-aid battery running out in the middle of it!

Library Innovation – In-service training for nurses

Indoor Event – La Soiree Fan-b******-tastic!

Outdoor Event – Blender Studios Artists Market

Support for Open Data – BMJ

Bar –The  Crimean Check out the vodka trolley!

Restaurant – Taxi Dining Room Melbourne (this category is my addition)

Pub – The Post Office Hotel Melbourne (this category is my addition)

Treat – German gingerbread (Lebkuchen)

Photo of me that you will never see – failed passport photos, hee!

Meme – Grumpy Cat (I second Sarah’s choice!)

Professional reading

I read a post from one of those LinkedIn updates about what successful workers do with the first hour of their day (not email!) and thought – well, I’m always wanting to keep up with professional reading so what if I devote the first 30mins to reading? Then I can turn my computer on and check my calendar first, then email. I decided to try this last week and so far it is working! Will it still work in a months time? I’ll let you know …

Change of blog title

You might have noticed I’ve changed the blog title from professional development to a more broader one. This is because there are more things I want to write about now and rather than open up another blog, I’ll expand this one. I’m still going to blog about professional development so it makes sense.