Saturday, April 12, 2008

23 things complete

How would you describe your learning experience in one word or in one sentence, so we could use your words to promote 23 Things On a Stick learning activities to others?

I learned so much working through the 23 things and many I will continue to use. Thanks for offering such a fantastic challenge.

Staying current

Blog about how you plan to keep up with the Web 2.0 and Library 2.0 tools.
Recommend a way to keep up that you have found useful.

I have add several blogs and websites to my Bloglines account. I will make an effort to check this site several times a week. I will for sure use IGoogle including the event calendar with "Don't forget the Milk" tasks, Goggle Docs collaborating tools are soooo great, and I want to keep checking-in on the social networking site: GoodReads.

Other social networking sites

Are you a member of any online communities?
Are any of these social networks appealing to you?
What did you find that was interesting and that you might use later?

I am now a member of Goodreads. I think is a great social networking site. I like being able input the books I have read and read review from others.

Social Networking: Facebook/MySpace

Which groups did you join and why?Reflect on why Facebook may be the fastest growing social network. Is that reputation deserved?

Librarians and Facebook, Libraries Using Facebook Pages, and Libraries & Librarians - I was looking for something relative to my job.

Facebook is easy to use and there is a lot of fun stuff on the site too.

How are libraries using MySpace?
Did you find anything on a library's MySpace page that would be useful for your library?
If you created your own MySpace page, how do you plan to use it?

I can see an appeal for libraries to use a MySpace page to reach out to teens. The Denver Public Library's page was very COOL! I did turn the music off but I can see how young people could really enjoy interacting with the site. I did creat a MySpace page, but have not decided how I will use it, yet.


1. Which podcast(s) did you listen to?
2. Which of the directories did you find easiest to use?
3. Has this Thing inspired you to do any podcasting yourself or to subscribe to a podcast to listen to it regularly?

I went to several of the sites listed, I think the easiest to use is I listened to a discussion about Harry Potter's 7th book and watched a comedy video called Average Betty. I might in the future subscribe to a podcast but right now I don't know when I would fit in. I have listened to podcasts on the Minitex site in the past and found them quite useful training tools.

Robert Parker Discusses New Novel


What did you like or dislike about the sites you explored?
Why did you choose the video that you did?
Can you see any ways to use video--YouTube or other sites--on your library Web site?

I had a hard time choicing what to view. There is sooooo much stuff on YouTube. I finally started typing author names and came up with a Robert Parker interview. I also searched PLA 2008 and found a video, which is good.
I could see using videos on the website, promoting the summer reading program and other programs and collections.