Looking back at the half-way mark, I still agree with what I said then. The most valuable part of the programme actually had nothing to do with the tools - it was the community spirit that came out if it, and now also opportunities such as my involvement in the first Cambridge Librarian TeachMeet, (27th September, St John's College). I think it's been valuable personally for raising my profile and helping me to dive into the Cambridge library world.
In terms of things, I'll build on my previous list:
Tools that I am likely to keep using:
- This blog: I've never kept a blog before, but am finding it a very useful tool for reflecting on events attended and have now set up a private blog for tracking my thoughts on articles for my masters as well.
- RSS feeds: I was already a convert for this one and love scanning headlines for interesting articles/posts rather than visiting the websites themselves.
- Doodle: We've used this already to plan a discussion on Defining our professional future and are now using it to discuss organising a TeachMeet in Cambridge.
- Google Calendar: Another one that I use personally, but I can see that it could be very useful in a library context.
- Twitter: A new convert, I'm finding this really useful for keeping up with what's happening and especially for networking.
- Flickr: with a very big pinch of salt
- Delicious: Although when will I ever have time to go through my "to read" pile?
- Youtube and podcasting: I'll have to think some more about how to approach this in real life though.
- Social networking sites: Facebook (in library context, but not as a librarian, if you get what I mean), but also LinkedIn, LISNPN and the LAT Network for my professional development and making more contacts.
- Zotero: we're still having a bit of a tiff, but I'll get around to sorting that problem any day now.
- Google Docs: Very useful for sharing raw thoughts with others - not so much for the formatted finished products though.
- Wikis: Already useful for #camlibtm but I'm sure they will prove useful for other projects in future too.
- iGoogle: I prefer to track RSS feeds using Google Reader and am happy to use tabs to open other pages I need.
- Slideshare: I would put a presentation up there for the benefit of others, but it doesn't suit my style for catching up on events I haven't been able to attend. Please keep blogging, everyone!
- LibraryThing: Sorry Tim! Although maybe this will be useful for specific promotional purposes, we'll see.
And so I'm done - luckily we have the TeachMeet to look forward to in September, catering to all who are suffering withdrawal symptoms!