Thursday, May 15, 2008

Thing 23: Final Thoughts

I'm DONE!!!! Honestly I really enjoyed learning about everything on 23 Things. This is a great program and I hope everyone continues with it. Thank you to whoever created the program, I learned a lot and will continue to learn more about these tools and programs. I finally have an account with Facebook, so I feel like I am Mrs. Technology.

Thing 22: What did I learn today?

Participating in the 23 things has been great! I have learned so much new information and I know it is going to make a better librarian. I have already used some of the knowledge to help patrons. There are certain things that I feel I need to go back and look at again, retry and become more familiar with. There are the tools that I will be using often like, LibraryThing, Youtube, Facebook, and

I will definitely try to keep up with my blog, especially if I go back and retry some of the steps, I will have to keep of what I have learned again and what I have forgotten. All in all it has been a great experience. Thanks!

Thing 21: Beyond MySpace: Other Social Networks

I actually have been a member to WebJunction for awhile. I joined after going to a meeting at work, where, we had representatives from WebJunction come a talk to us about their website and ways for us to improve our communication with English Language Leaner patrons. I receive e-mails with updated information to their website and I think it has very valuable information. Out of the three listed it is my favorite social network related to working in a library.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Thing 20: Facebook

So, I have been meaning to join either Facebook or MySpace for a while and never got around to it so I was glad to see this was one of the 23 things. I joined Facebook and found a lot of family and friends to become friends with already. Even though I feel many children can get themselves into trouble with these sites I can see why so many people use them. I found people I graduated with in high school just like that. I have a lot of information and pictures to download to it yet and many groups to join and friends to make but this is definitely one tool that I will be using after the 23 things is over.

Thing 19: Podcasts

I joined and tried listening to a podcast about teaching and quite frankly it was really boring. I also tried listening to on about parenting but they could never find the rss connection. I don't know, maybe I would use this tool but to be honest I just am really not interested in it. I can only listen to and hear other peoples advice and opinions for so long and then I just want to pull my hair out.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Thing 18: You Tube

I Love You Tube. I do not get to spend as much time as I would like on You Tube but I do think it is a fun online tool. I think it would be a great idea for the library to be able to tape some of the events we have here, like character storytimes, the Summer Reading Program events and put clips online for people to see.

Monday, April 21, 2008