So I guess I’ll begin my blog by introducing myself! My name is Jordan, I’m 22 and I have a passion for libraries and literature! This is the first blog I’ve ever written so I apologise now if I show any tendencies of veering away from normal codes of practice! I intend to use this blog to write about my adventures in trying to make a career in the library and information profession which is my dream. (Gosh I’ve got friends that are working in fashion, music and filming so I guess I sound comparatively boring). If anyone actually reads this I shall be quite astonished, my reasons for blogging are more for myself than for anyone; in addition to the benefit of practising my writing, I shall utilise this space as one in which to collate all my findings on the profession as an alternative to the rapidly expanding collection of post it notes, pieces of paper and illegible lists which seem to be dominating my desk and growing like an uncontrollable plague of gremlins!
I suppose it may be useful to anyone who is in a similar position to me and is wanting to find as much information about the profession as possible as I shall be writing about anything I find useful. I shall hope to delve into the world of CILIP and unearth as many of the realities of the field as possible. Perhaps my ramblings on whichever book is the current read of choice may be slightly less useful but as I say, this blog is for me more than anyone else!
It’s time to confess that technology has never been a massive strong point for me, so I’ve come to the conclusion that It’s time to take the plunge! Words like blog, tweet and trend are all of the same category – they loiter under a very vast, dim cloud of hazy “not-understandingness”, until they come up in conversation and cause my heart to race quite rapidly as the prospect of my total ignorance threatening to reveal itself looms with a very immediate threat. This needs to be addressed! This is one component of the entity that I intend to build in understanding and creating “an online presence”, which everyone these days seems to be going on about… so this is me trying it for myself.