Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Thing 23

This is a wonderful learning tool! I appreciated the chance to finish during a "second round". It was difficult to commit work time but definitely worth every minute. These lessons were a great opportunity to broaden my horizons and hopefully the skills learned will translate into benefit to the library. I hope to revisit several of the lessons and apply them to my home life as well.

Thing 22

I will make a resolution to maintain my blog, use the tools, keep up with new tools, and apply them to the library. I'm not promising how much time and effort will be put into this, but it's a good resolution. I'll try to be open to new technologies and methods and will try to greet them with anticipation not dread. How's that for high hopes?

Thing 21

I read the articles, joined the 23 Things on a Stick Ning, and added a photo. "Bake Space" is a social network that I may look into more closely.

Thing 20

I watched the Facebook tutorial and created a Facebook account, filled in a sketchy profile, wrote on one wall joined the "Librarians and Facebook" group. Technical difficulties made the experience a little frustrating in the evening. Will try again.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Thing 19

I looked at a number of the podcast directories and browsed for library information. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/tools/podcasts/grammar_grater.xml
was an interesting podcast for anyone interested in "English words, grammar and usage for the Information Age".

Thing 18

YouTube and Google Video are fun was to share video. It might be great way to introduce the public to library offerings and highlight past activities of the library.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Thing 17

The tools/databases here have become some of the most, if not THE most important tools available to patrons. The databases provide very current information as well as helpful historic information. Some of the tools have all but replaced reference texts, general use books and magazines/journals. Fast and easy searching makes research so much easier than the methods used decades ago. Some of the tools better lend themselves to academic and research activities than general public library use but are really helpful.