23 Things for Professional Development

The ongoing Nebraska Learns 2.0 program (http://nelearns.blogspot.com ) is now 2 years old! Yup, our very first Thing was in May 2009. Every month since then, we’ve offered you a new resource to learn about. But this isn’t the Nebraska Library Commission’s first foray into a 23 Things program. We debuted our first Nebraska Learns 2.0 program in October 2008. That original program ran for 16 weeks, through the end of January 2009 – http://l2ne.blogspot.com/2008/09/home.html

Why are we giving you this 23 Things in Nebraska history lesson?

Many library staff have participated in both our original, 16 week program and in our ongoing program. But, we’ve heard from some of you that you’d like to do another 16 week learning program. Well, you’re in luck! We’ve discovered a new 23 Things program that we think would be very useful, engaging, and fun. It’s called 23 Things for Professional Development – http://cpd23.blogspot.com/

From its own website, “CPD23 is a free online programme open to information professionals at all stages of their career, in all types of roles, and anywhere across the world. Inspired by the 23 Things programmes for social media, this new programme will consist of a mixture of social media ‘Things’ and ‘Things’ to do with professional development. The programme starts on 20 June and will run until early October 2011.

Sounds great, doesn’t it? We thought so, too. So, we have decided to change things up here at Nebraska Learns 2.0. For the next 5 months, we’re going back to our roots. Instead of 5 new Things from June through October, Nebraska Learns 2.0 is going to follow along with 23 Things for Professional Development

You will have the opportunity to learn 23 new Things to help you with your professional development. And we at Nebraska Learns 2.0 will be here to assist you in participating in this new, 16 week 23 Things program

But wait…there’s more! Nebraska library staff who complete all 23 Things for Professional Development by October 14 will earn 15 CE Credits

You will find all of the details about this new learning opportunity on the Nebraska Learns 2.0 website at http://nelearns.blogspot.com/2011/06/new-23-thingsfor-your-professional.html

We invite all Nebraska librarians, library staff, library friends, library board members and school media specialists to join us on this new international learning adventure. Please share this announcement with your colleagues, your director, your staff…with anyone who you think might be interested in working on their professional development.

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