Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Well, 2013 was a wild ride! The cats are exhausted. Time to strap in for the new year and set a few goals down in writing ... just to keep me honest. So for 2014 I'd like to ...
Read 50 books cover to cover, according to Shelfari I made it 36 this year. I know there were a few I didn't post there, so for 2013 I'll give myself 40. Fifty should be doable.
Create a file of annotations to use for Reader's Advisory and bibliographies.
Be more consistent about posting book reviews on the blog every Friday.
Post something every Tuesday: tech tips, interesting articles, observations, who knows. And yes, I realize today is Wednesday, this is a goal to strive for, and I've got some work to do in the organization department, too.
Read more industry literature: Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, books from our professional development collection, etc. I've been a little sporadic about that sort of thing. The only thing I read consistently every month is AudioFile, but then I do order the audio books for the adult department at my library.
Rack up at least 20 hours of professional development: Webinars, MOOCs, conferences, in-service training, etc. I've recorded 29.5 for 2013.
Keep working on the ARRT Popular Fiction List. I've found it is a valuable tool for helping me become more familiar with authors and genres I don't always read. Reading something from the list every month gets me out of my comfort zone and makes me a better reader's adviser.
So that's the plan for 2014. We'll see how it goes.
Happy New Year!