Hello and welcome. This blog has initially been set up in 2011 to record my progress through 23 Things, a programme to explore social media tools for library and information professionals, which I did not complete as my enthusiasm left me along the way. Since then I used the blog to post from time to time on my activities, travels or areas of interest.
I am originally from Rostock, a coastal city in northern Germany. To be more precise, I am actually from Warnemünde, the part of Rostock closest to the Baltic Sea. Although I did have an interest in libraries when I lived in Germany, I didn’t actually choose librarianship as a profession until after I moved to London in 2002. From 2004 to 2007 I was a Paperkeeper (Library Assistant) at the National Art Library at the Victoria & Albert Museum. During that time I studied part-time for the MA in Library & Information Studies at UCL and qualified in 2007.
During the London 2012 Olympics I was one of 70,000 Games Makers. As a member of the Olympic Family Services team I supported the IOC Communications Team in their web publishing efforts by selecting and editing images for the picture gallery at www.olympic.org/photos/london-2012.
Having fulfilled a lifelong ambition to participate in the Olympics, I left London with my partner in January 2013 to travel to Sydney, New Zealand and San Francisco. You can read our travel blog at http://ourlongwhitecloudtravels.wordpress.com. Although I temporarily returned to London afterwards, I started planning my return to Germany. In March 2014 I moved back to my hometown Rostock.
You may wonder where the blog name comes from. It is really a short version of the main activities in my life when I set up the blog. I am a qualified information professional and used to work in the library of a professional body for accounting, business and finance professionals, based in the City of London. Away from work I am passionate about women’s football. Although I retired from playing Sunday league football after more than ten years, football still plays a big role in my life.
The views I express here are mine alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of my past or current employers. I do not take any responsibility for the content of websites linked from this site.