23 Things - a celebration

We celebrated the end of Warwick's first 23 Things programme last week with tea and cake in the Teaching Grid.

Congratulations to everyone who completed the programme. If you weren't able to attend the event, be sure to check out the slides below and find your name (and award) on the honours board.

Award winners

At the 23 Things celebration last week we handed out five awards to mark some of the best contributions to the programme. Congratulations to all of the winners.

Best Blog: Claire Townsend for There's always room for improvement

Best Blog Post: Richard Perkins for Wikiseedier

Best Blog Name: Val Simpson for The Wayfarer's Progress

Progress Award: Sally Cullum (Still Learning)

Peer Support Award: Helen Hewitt (I'm pink therefore I'm spam)

Photo: Helen receives her award from Ant.

Thing 23: the last post

IMG_0112 by LuvataciousSkull, on FlickrAnd so we come to the final thing on the programme. For this all we ask is that you write a final blog post evaluating your participation in the programme.

For this you might like to think about:

  • which thing/s you found most useful
  • which thing/s you most enjoyed doing
  • which thing/s you have persisted with
  • whether you think web 2.0 in general has a role in the future of libraries
In addition please can you quickly look back through all of your blog posts to make sure you've written about each thing.

And when you've done that.... you can register your completion. The final date to register your completion of the programme is Friday 18th March.

The form you fill out for this also doubles as a nomination form for the 23 Things awards. Before you complete you might like to look back over some of the blogs of your fellow participants.

We are seeking nominations for the following awards:
  1. Best blog
  2. Best blog post
  3. Best blog name
  4. Peer support award
  5. Progress award
All nominations received by Friday 18th March will be considered by the 23 Things Team and the winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Friday 25th March.

Image credit: Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.0 Generic License  by  LuvataciousSkull 

Save the date: Friday 25th March

To mark the end of the 23 Things programme we will be holding an awards ceremony. This has been booked for Friday 25th March from 3pm.

This is advance notice so that you can put it in your diaries now. Further details will be provided nearer the time.

All I can say at this point is that the red carpet has been ordered and we're working on a celebrity host - personally I'm hoping for Whoopi Goldberg.

The end is in sight

So we are in to the penultimate week of the 23 Things programme and being the kind, thoughtful people that we are, there are no specific things for you to do this week. The intention behind this is to give you some time to catch up before the 23rd and final thing is posted next week.

Hopefully this will enable as many of you as possible to finish the programme ahead of the Friday 18th March deadline.

chequered flag by tharrin, on Flickr
Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License  by  tharrin 

To complete the programme successfully all we ask is that you have attempted each thing and blogged about your experiences each week. This week offers you the opportunity to double check this on your blog and catch up on any things you might have missed.

In addition to the final thing next week we will also be looking for your votes for the 23 things awards. If you thought awards season ended with the Oscars, you were wrong!