Sometimes people have just the right idea, and connect with just the right people, at just the right time – call it synchronicity. I think that’s what Abigail Willemse has achieved with the launch of the New Professionals NZ group – with a website and Twitter account.
Mind you, Abigail’s a go-getter anyway; she’s only a very young professional herself but already editor of Library Life and making connections via social media like there’s no tomorrow.
But back to this new group. I have been watching since their launch; the enthusiasm and level of participation is fantastic. Clearly a lot of new-to-the-profession librarians were in need of a place they felt comfortable with.
The group is particularly active on Twitter using hashtag #newprofnz and has a Twitter Chat organised for this Thursday 7 March — details here. I’m feel quite sorry that I have been around far too long to qualify for this group…but I am enjoying watching from the sidelines.