Orchids at Macy's Flower Show

Gerber Daisies from Macy's Flower Show

Monday, April 14, 2008

Thing 5 and Thing 6

What fun Flickr is! I was able to upload pictures and play for a while. This is a process that takes a while to do, however. But it is fun and one could spend a lot of time being creative with this blog. I like to look at the other blogs and get ideas from them. Thanks to all who share their talents!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Update - Slow Going!

Well, here it is Saturday, April 12, and I have just four days to complete the rest of the 23 Things! It doesn't look like I am going to make it. I am glad they will be keeping the site open for us to work on. I do enjoy learning this new technology! But by the time I get done, it might be old technology! Maybe I'll just have to think about the "thing" and it will appear on the screen! I am going to keep plugging away. Maybe I'll get Thing 5 completed today. I'd better get busy!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Think 4 - Flickr

Wow! I can see how "playing" on a computer can eat up time! I have just spent my lunch hour posting a few photos, making a "trading card," and creating a puzzle. This is a great way to use one's creativity! But make sure to watch the clock! I tried importing an online image creator of the current time, but ran into a few snags. Will have to save that for another day.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Thing 3

RSS feeds! I have added one so far. It is to the FDA's MedWatch site. As I have a passion for consumer health, I find it very important to keep up with product advisories.

Thing 2

I finally watched the Stephen Abram video, read the blog entry by John Blyberg, and the articles from Library Technology Reports. I find it all very interesting. I also find it frustrating because I do not work in a library (I sub part-time in a public library) and reading all this makes me wish I had a librarian job full -time! I'm hoping for that some day.

I really liked Sarah Houghton's definition of Library 2.0. “Library 2.0 simply means making your library’s space (virtual and physical) more interactive, collaborative, and driven by community needs. Examples of where to start include blogs, gaming nights for teens, and collaborative photo sites. The basic drive is to get people back into the library by making the library relevant to what they want and need in their daily lives…to make the library a destination and not an afterthought.” Libraries do need to keep up with the times.

In response to Stephen's comments about making this "23 Things" a priority - I think librarians do need to take the time to learn the "new" tools that the patrons are using. It really will help with our service to patrons if we have the experience ourselves. For me personally, I need to be very careful that I do not rush through the "things" just to get them done, but really learn them.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Still working on "Things"

Get on the stick! I need to post more! I will try to get more things done this week. It is so hard to fit it in. I am on the computer all day at work, and often want to do other things when I get home. But I do love reading all the cool blogs out there! Thank you - I have learned a lot from you!

Watch for updates soon!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

This could be the start of something big!

Here is my first posting on my new blog for the learning opportunity "23 Things on a Stick." I think I am going to like doing this! It will be a great exercise in keeping up with the new technology. As I told my husband, 'Modern technology is not what it used to be.' I'll post more words of wisdom later....bye for now.