FreePint Newsletter No.3707th March 2013
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By Michelle Boule
My interests have grown to include many things in the last few years, but some of the things that have kept me going have not survived. The things I have included in my list are here because they have stood the test of time, they are flexible, the information contained within them is multifaceted, and, in some cases, entertaining. Engagement in the topic and information is crucial and all these tools help me stay informed, stay organised, and stay on my toes.
The number one thing keeping me engaged, up-to-date, and informed is my community. I am a strong believer in the wisdom of the crowd because the crowd has nurtured, inspired, and helped me do some truly amazing things. All of us have a myriad of things vying for our attention and collecting the wheat from the dross can be difficult when your time is limited. I have come to rely on a community of people to filter my information. The type and subject of the information will influence the kind of community I turn to for advice, ideas, and support. In an age where we can be connected to anyone at any time, do not underestimate the value of those connections because of their ease. When you surround yourself with a group of people who are innovative, fearless dreamers, you will not be content to be still.
Michelle Boule is a geek librarian who loves unconferences so much she wrote a book called Mob Rule Learning: Camps, Unconferences, and Trashing the Talking Head. She can be found online at A Wandering Eyre and on Twitter as @wanderingeyre.
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