Having realised that it has been almost a month since I posted anything here I decided I must post something. In fact I should post anything. Having gone from being loud and prolific I am in danger of fading away into cyber nothingness. Ego demands that I write something, just to say “hi, don’t forget me.” That of course ignores the twin propositions that I might not have anything to say, nor that anybody would want to read my thoughts.
It’s not that I haven’t spotted many things to post on, or that I don’t have many other thoughts twirling around in the darker recesses of my mind. No it is the fault of other priorities in life, my writing for a start, with my first novel due out on the 1st of July this year. There is also an element of disengagement at the moment. Again this may be part of having become more engaged in the publishing community, but truthfully there is an element of disengagement with the library world.
I wonder of part of the problem lays in there being so much to do and think about in my new job. It could be you know, or is that just an excuse.
Maybe it is something more symptomatic of a general malaise that encompasses the library fraternity? That could be projection, but I am not seeing a lot of writing coming out in the kiwi library world. I was stoked to see Sean writing on Gamification and on his own blog, as we don’t seem to have that sort of communication in New Zealand a lot. I know Hana is struggling to get content onto the new ELibraryLIfe newsletter, and I am seriously worried about the future of the New Zealand Library and Information Management Journal.
This antipathy has me wondering about the future success of the Registration process. How are we supposed to have a strong professional culture when we don’t have a strong culture of research or writing? And I am struggling to see the value in the Journal process. That maybe because mine is due in three months and I have lots to do on it.
Anyway that is all a bit gloomy for a beautiful day. Especially when Sally Pewhairangi is doing such a sterling job of being proactive on the Internet in finding local library heroes. See it must be just me. 😆