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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

The 23 Things

Above all, this was a FUN learning experience. I appreciated the opportunity to have a structured learning plan - it was the best way to learn about some of these things, which I never could have explored on my own. Personally, the most useful was Flickr, which I have already used to share my daughter's graduation photos with family. From a professional standpoint, the most useful would be Wikis (probably will be used in HCPL alot in the future) and the podcast and downloadable audio exercises, as this is something I can help patrons with.

I do intend to continue learning about technology, and would definitely take advantage of any future opportunities for discovery programs. I think the learn-at-your-own pace structure worked well, and the collaboration with co-workers made it fun. The format was fine with me, since I just completed LATI, which had a similar format. Thank you for this chance to learn.

Monday, July 30, 2007

Digital Media

I explored Project Gutenberg (more useful for reference desk than personally), Netlibrary and Overdrive. Netlibrary seems a bit more restrictive - I like the idea of being able to burn my audio books to a CD, which can be done on Overdrive. I also like that books can be downloaded by the chapter. I do not currently have an MP3 player, so I can't really try this out yet, but I am very much looking forward to completing the 23 things and receiving an MP3 player! I have never listened to an audio book before, but intend to try it out.

Saturday, July 28, 2007


Listening to podcasts seems easy and fun - I had no problem subscribing (via bloglines) to 2 from NPR (including book reviews) and one Harry Potter related podcast. I listened to something from all 3 - although the Harry Potter one seems to contain alot of commercials. It really could take a great deal of time to explore this resource. I am familiar with podcasts as they have been part of the 23 Things training, and also LATI training.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Youtube, part deux


Horay! I was finally able to post the link to my chosen Youtube video - I believe, since I was working from home, that it had something to do with my home computer - it worked very well here at work.

As an interestng coincidence, I got the newsletter from my alma mater the other day, and on the cover, was one of the founders of Youtube, Chad Hurley, who turned out to also be a graduate of my alma mater (Indiana University of Pennsylvania). It was a very interesting article, and very informative concerning how innovative and focused many of these online pioneers are.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007



This is a link to a video which is the trailer for a movie called "Hollywood Librarian". It appealed to me because of the humor, and setting a movie about libraries to rap music underscores that we CAN keep up with popular culture. As far as Youtube in general, to me it seems more like a toy, an amusement to pass the time. However, it can be fun, and a real time waster.http://">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8kd4fC1bwo

Well, somehow I managed NOT to make a link, but to embed the video - which I was going to try next. I don't know why I couldn't link to the video, but here it is.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Feeling silly

I just wanted to play around a bit on a Tuesday evening. We are a FUN bunch.