Another year has been set on its path, and we have started the downhill slide to Christmas. I think it must be a function of age, and having children, but each year seems to go past really quickly, and the speed seems to be increasing.
New Years is a time for reflection, navel gazing, crystal ball gazing and resolutions. For myself, I do not have much in the way of resolutions this year on the library front. But then does anyone? Do you sit down at the start of the year and make a list of library things you want to achieve in the year? This year I am focusing on study and writing, and that seems enough to keep me going.
It should be an interesting year though. With the centenary of LIANZA to look forward to, there will be numerous events to be held throughout the land by the various committees. It will also be very interesting to see what shape conference takes in this special anniversary year.
One thing that I am excited about seeing is the redevelopment of the LIANZA website, due for launching in the next couple of months. I liked the look of the usability shots that came around, and I am keen to see what they do, especially on the Social Media front. I understand the team want to introduce a lot of Social Media functionality which is one of my passions. The aim is to help enable the regional councils, sigs, etc to put up blogs etc. If LIANZA is hosting blogs in that fashion, I will be curious to see which platform they adopt, and how much use it gets.
I am also wondering how easy it will be to transfer the current Ikaroa Committee blog over to them if they are hosting, or the East-In-Sig Blog if they wanted to go that path. Also merging all the conference blogs into one big one I think would be a good plan as I have said before.
Indeed I was wondering to myself, that if LIANZA is hosting blogs, would they host The Room of Infinite Diligence, and whether it would be worth transferring over to them? Would we want to remain separate in ourselves or would there be advantages in leveraging off the LIANZA site?
Talking about writing, we asked late last year if anybody else out there in library land wanted to join our little community of writers, and nobody has put there hand up. Come on people, there must be more opinionated folks out there in library land! Do we as Kiwi library writers have nothing to say? Or are we all to busy working to contribute to an informal collegial conversation?
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