Thing 21: Infographics

Yeats Library Infographic

I’ve been fascinated by Infographics for a few years but this is my first poor attempt using Pictochart. I have loads of great examples on a pinterest board.

Yeats Library Infograph  – Don’t worry I will not be using this, purely an academic exercise to be much improved.


Thing 16: collaboration tools

Don't forget Eventbrite

Don’t forget about Eventbrite

I have just added my tuppence ha’penny to the google doc.

Doodle polls are great, we have one at the moment to decide on the best night to have the christmas party!

For the record, I really like Eventbrite and I think can you integrate your eventbrite account with your Google contacts list and google calender.

Eventbrite example

Thing 13: Professional Organisations

Congratulations to the 2015 Associate and Fellows of LAI

Congratulations to the 2015 Associates and Fellows of LAI

I really should consider rejoining the LAI but I feel at present I could not give it enough time to be an active member. I would be interested in learning more about Associate membership and see they have running a workshop on Nov 20th – food for thought.

I keep an eye on the Association of College and Research Libraries they have useful publications and webinars follow on twitter @ALA_ACRL

I don’t subcribe to lists or feeds but some interesting articles pop up in my LinkedIn account from Cilip as I joined the group.

This year I followed Social Librarian New Professionals Day on twitter  #npdisocal15 – I adore the excitement and energy you all have and hope you find posts where those attributes will be harnessed.

Thing 4: Google

Monday paranoia!

Monday paranoia!

Google account in place of old.

Now have google plus account but really I find it over whelming – I know this sounds really old fashioned but I just cannot face joining another network or adding to the circle.

Must admit I got a bit freaked out when I realised I had added photos to google drive and 12 youtubes?! I have 3 followers and over 5k views – truthfully I have no idea what this means!!

I really need to check my privacy settings.

I know I’m just not connecting the dots – I won’t be sharing or adding posts just yet.

Having said all that I will definitely use Google Hangouts to support our online learners. I had a booking from California last week but it didn’t materialise yet.

Thing 22: Mobile things


I’m not a great one for apps only but I can see them creeping in more and more in subtle ways.

Though work I have been taking a close look at interactive ebooks and how they can enhance the learning experience of distance and online students. The example I have come across is Look & Cook

Promotional video for look & cook app

I have downloaded the app but so far have succeeded in getting the voice activation working which is the feature that most interests me.

Another app that caught my eye was easy bib app – produces a very basic reference but could be useful.

Abraham, Daniel, George Martin R. R., and Tommy Patterson. Game of Thrones. Save to EasyBib

Green, John, and Danton Remoto. The Fault in Our Stars. Save to EasyBib

Gleeson, Sinead. Long Gaze Back. S.l.: New Island Books, 2015. Save to EasyBib

Ballantyne, Lisa. The Guilty One. London: Piatkus, 2012. Save to EasyBib

Morton, Kate. The Secret Keeper. Save to EasyBib


Thing 5: Online networks



I have been a facebook and linkedin user for a few years as I didn’t want to be socially left behind. But Rudaí 23 has been instrumental in my Twittter activities.

I dipped in and out of the Rudaí 23 chat some time back and more recently participated in @SligoHour which has a different theme each week.

In the last few days I have activated a twitter account for my local Soroptimist International Club, you can tweet us @SiSligo.

Some of our members are attending the federation conference in Glasgow this weekend with the #SoroptimistGlasgow2015. There was a social media workshop held yesterday as everyone agrees this is the way forward for many organisations.

Thing 18: Photographs



Yeats Library Instagram

On foot of Rudaí 23 I set up a library Instagram account in September. We held a competition last year during induction for first years – just asking them to enter a draw for a kindle fire.

This year or competition evolved into something new. Using the #helloyeatslibrary we encouraged students to upload their library selfies. Unfortunately, it did not attract very many entries but we gave it a try . This is one of our entries.