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Library and library work in some years back are less recognised by many. But today, everyone, irrespective of the background or discipline now aspires to build a career in librarianship. Thanks to modern technologies and Web 2.0 in particular.
Every career or profession has a professional association to which the members belong. Let me simplify, in the Nigerian context:
**Lawyers belong to the Nigerian Bar Association – NBA
**Doctors – Nigerian Medical Association – NMA
**Engineers – Nigerian Society of Engineers – NSE
**Librarians – Nigerian Library Association – NLA
Considerably, the social media have reformed and transformed the way professionals in all areas partner, network and collaborate with each other. For instance, the LARISSA online, NLA forum, Internet librarians, Young Librarians Forum, etc.

***The BIG QUESTION is “how has web 2.0 (social media) promoted professional networking among students librarians and library and information professionals?
***As student librarians and/or professionals, does professional networking through social media contribute to (your) career building and career development in any way?

Your opinion is highly needed, even in other professions.


Author: O. A. Idowu

(c) July 2016

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June in Blogging U.: Blogging 101 and Photo 101

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This is a starter/refresher course for new and experienced bloggers.

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Blogging 101 and Photography 101 both return in June! We’re looking forward to working with a new group of bloggers and shutterbugs.

And you'll get a badge! Who doesn't love a badge?

Blogging 101: Zero to Hero — June 8 – 26

Blogging 101 is three weeks of bite-size blogging assignments that take you from “Blog?” to “Blog!” Every weekday, you’ll get a new assignment to help you publish a post, customize your blog, or engage with the community. Whether you’re just getting started or want to revive a dormant blog, we’ll help you build the blogging habits and connections that will keep you going over the long haul.

You’ll walk away with a stronger focus for your blog, several published posts and a handful of drafts, a theme that reflects your personality, a small (but growing!) audience, a grasp of blogging etiquette — and a bunch of new friends.


Photography 101: A Photo a Day — June 8 – July 3

Photography 101 is a photo-a-day challenge. You’ll publish new…

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