#60 RSS For CPD


Another good way to gather information is to set up RSS feeds which will keep you updated about the library world with minimal effort. A previous post went into detail about setting up RSS Feeds.

Select your sources, and the information will come to you. Simple, easy to use and a great tool.

Some suggestions for CPD RSS feeds below: all have an RSS button somewhere on the page.

BBC News: Education

CILIP Training Events

School Library Association (Subscribe to the weblog)

Joyce Valenza (USA)

Librarian’s Internet Index

Library 2.0 On Shambles

School 2.0 On Shambles

Reading List For School & Youth Librarians

School Library Journal

Teacher Librarian Ning

… and any of the hundreds of school librarians blogging out there.


#17 RSS Feeds

RSS Feeds

RSS feeds are easy to set up and can be of use to pupils, academic staff and librarians.

RSS (or Really Simple Synication) is an easy way of cherry picking from the flood of information available on the web. Instead of going looking for information on a daily basis (or ignoring it altogether), you can pick the sources that you trust and find interesting, and arrange for the information to come to you.

This is vastly superior to reacting to emails that come at you every minute of the day and interfere with your daily routine.

With an RSS feed, after you have set them up, you choose the time of day when you choose to review and read items as appropriate.

RSS Feed Guide