Thursday, 18 June 2015

Registration for Rudai 23 is Now Closed

Regsitration for Rudai 23 closed on the 7th of August 2015

If you wish to participate in the course but have missed the registration deadline there are still ways to take part:

All the modules are available on our blog and you can complete them at your own pace.

We are very active on our on-line networks on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google+. Please feel free to join these networks and connect with the other course participants.

Keep blogging and completing the tasks that are set at the end of each module. You won't receive an official certificate from us at the end but the evidence that you did the course will be there, in your reflective blogging practice and will still count if you are seeking Chartership or another professional qualification.

Friday, 12 June 2015

A synopsis of the course

Getting Started with Rudaí 23

The start date for our course almost here and we're getting excited. If you are interested in doing the course there are a few simple steps you need to take. 

First : Subscribe to this blog. On our home page you will see an option to enter your email address to subscribe. This means that you will receive  our blog posts directly to your email inbox. 

Second: Set up a blog. The first Thing will cover how to do this and advise you about which blogging platform might suit you best. If you already have a blog you can use it for your course, or if you're keen to get started you can have a go at setting it up before-hand.  

Third: Register your details with us. We will provide a registration form on this website for participants to fill in. There is no need to fill this in until you have  your blog set up because we need your blog URL as part of the registration. 

How the Course Works
Each module or 'Thing' will be taught through this blog via a blog post. The module will consist of a brief introduction to the topic, with information about some online tools. You will learn how to access and use these tools as well as read about some examples of them being used in a library setting. 

You will then be set a task at the end of each module which you must carry out and then write a blog post about. To read the post, carry out the task and write your own thoughts on the task should take about an hour. How much you decide to write is up to you. You can write about more than one thing in a blog post if you like. 

In order for you to receive your completion certificate you must blog about all the things so that we have a record of your participation. The last thing is in October but you have until the 30th of November to complete all the things. 

Some useful tips
Take a look at our FAQ page and Helpful Hints page for more information. 

We have a google calendar set up called Rudai 23 which you can either view on this blog or subscribe to. If you have a google account you can add this calendar and recieve notifications for the dates of the things. We will provide clearer instructions about this in the coming days.

Feel free to ask questions in the comments below this post. We have a team at the ready to answer any questions. 


Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Social Media Explained

Wondering what Rudai 23 is all about? Here is an image, orginally shared by Douglas Wray on Instagram which explains in a nutshell the various nuances of the different social media tools that we will be exploring during the course.
Change the word donut to library and there you have it!
Well there's a bit more to it than that. We will be exploring some of these social media tools, and more as well as looking at why we use social media and questioning whether it really benefits us professionally.
As well as that we will be looking at some of the various professional networks that exist online for information professionals and exploring how they can open up new paths in our careers, inspire us to try new things and give us courage and conviction during times when the library profession as a whole is in danger of becoming  devalued.
Most of all we will be living and breathing the library world online, talking to and hearing from other library professionals who are passionate about their work and the work that we do in libraries across the globe.
What's not to love about that?

Google Hangouts On Air

The Calendar of Things