Thursday, 15 November 2012

Where have we been?

Ah, a surprise for your rss feed!
We do still intend to run 23 Things again in the near future, but, as some of you may know unfortunately life, the universe and everything has prevented the programme from running sooner.
Life, the universe and everything by Patrick Hoesly

Don't worry, we haven't got a 42 Things programme for you!


Social Media LibGuide Wordle by Rowena

But I have been busy, and you may like to take a look at our Social Media LibGuide which is partially based on the initial 23 Things City programme but does have some nice extra knobs and twiddles (and extra Things) so do go and have a look.

Rowena, 23 Things City Team Leader

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

And the winners are..

Congratulations to everyone who has completed the 23 Things City programme!
I'm delighted to announce that the winners are

People's Choice award for favourite blog: For Your I.A.s Only
23 Things City Evangelist: Twinset & purls
Most Surreal Blog Simon CUL ILS 23 Things 
Most Improved Pater's Patter
Best Story teller 23 cacharricos for the Quixotic Tale post
Best office 2.0 post - E-Literate for the Wedding Prezi post and hilarious prezi
Best Information searching post - Why did the librarian slip on the library floor? for Googling/Binging/Yahooing post
Best new find Paper Cuts for Interactive Librarians post with a new Cool Thing
Funniest blog: For Your I.A.s Only
Judging was difficult as all participants had some great posts, some funny posts and some great creations with surveys, prezis and images.

We've also created a highly commended category for those of you who still haven't quite finished, and are just needing a bit of extra time. Please do keep going as we loved your blogs!
 Highly Commended, but not yet finished:
I hope all participants have enjoyed the programme - please do keep going as everyone who completes will receive a certificate and a mention in Library news.
This blog will remain available so you can continue to work your way through all the different Things. We'll also be posting updates and news and 23 Things City will run again in future if you missed it the first time around.


Monday, 5 September 2011

Correct finish date

OK well I just need to clarify that the finish is Friday 9th september, and not friday 5th september as stated in a previous post. Right day, wrong date.
Judging panel meets on the following Monday, but we do need some time to check through all your blogs, and I have a holiday to take as well!


Week 13 final week

Just a quick post to remind everyone that you have this week to catch up and finish, as we'll be judging the prizes next week! Don't forget to register your completion and vote for your favourite 23 Things City blog!

Good luck everyone!


Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Week 12 - follow the blog via your iphone or ipad

I've used the free bloapp tool to turn this blog into an app for your ipad or iphone.

Just go to itunes to download the free bloapp app
Then either search for 23thingscity or follow the link from this QR code with your iphone or ipad2
The app will keep you up to date with this blog, and the 23 Things City programme, but unfortunately it can't use flash, so things like prezi won't work on it.
See the Ned Potter's blog for more info about bloapp

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Week 12 - Catch up time

Well done to those of you who have completed 23 Things within the original 11 weeks! If you haven't finished, don't worry as everyone finishing by 5pm on the 9th September will be eligible for the prizes**. After this date everyone finishing will still be able to collect a certificate.

When you've finished, register your completion and vote for your favourite 23 Things City blog.

We're also asking you to let us know what your favourite and least favourite Things were. This will help us when revising the programme in future.

**The prizes are £10 Amazon vouchers - there are six of these to be won, so get blogging!

Chocolate Galore

There may be some other treats for everyone finishing by the 9th September - I can't actually promise any cakes, but this does look very yummy!

Post updated to reflect correct finish date of the 9th september


Monday, 22 August 2011

Week 11 - The Final Hurdle

Week 11 - The last Thing!

Well done on completing the 23 Things programme! We hope you've found it useful and fun, and that you'll continue to use some of the Things and concepts in future.
Don't worry if you haven't finished by the end of this week, as to give everyone a bit more time to finish, we've decided to extend the finish line a bit.
Everyone finishing by 5pm on Friday 9th September will be eligible for the prizes. After this, anyone completing the programme will till get a certificate. And please don't worry if you won't be at City at this time, we'll get certificates and any prizes to you. Remember you'll need to blog on all the Things (not including the Cool Extra Things).

We nearly made you watch a YouTube video of Cliff Richard singing 'Congratulations' but here are some nice 'reach for the stars' pictures from the Smithsonian instead!
(if you're really desperate you can watch Cliff if you want!)

Thing 23

Summarize your feelings on 23 Things City on your blog, and add  your blog to the UK Librarians wiki (if you didn't do this as Thing 17 in week 7). You will need to create an account with the wiki to add your blog.

Register your completion so that the 23 Things Team know that you're ready. All completed blogs registered by 5pm on Friday 9th September will be eligible for the prizes!

We'd also like you to vote for your favourite 23 Things City Blog, as one of the prizes will be the staff award or people's choice. Don't forget to nominate your favourite 23 Things City blog on the completion form


Post updated to include correct finish date