What is Rudaí 23?

Rudaí 23 is an online, self-directed course based on the 23 Things format that was originally designed by Helen Blowers for the staff of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library in 2006.

The purpose of a 23 Things course is to provide an opportunity for individuals to explore online tools, in particular social media tools and learn about what's current in the ever changing web 2.0 sphere. The original course had 23 modules - hence the name. The course has been replicated, adopted and shared online over 700 times world-wide since it's birth in 2006, not just among library professionals but other professions also.

There is no question that librarians have embraced the web wholeheartedly in the past 20 years. There is now a vibrant and passionate network of information professionals online that love to share information and connect with their online community in the same way they would connect with their community in the physical library. This course will give you an opportunity to connect with that online community of information professionals and also to learn new skills that will hopefully enhance your career, open up new opportunities for you and promote your library.

We would like to say a huge thanks to the team behind CPD23 who were a major inspiration for this course also. 

Please feel free to explore our blog and take a look a our FAQ page for more information about the course. 

The name, by the way is Irish., Rudaí  (pronounced rudee) 23 means 23 Things.

The Calendar of Things