Saturday, September 13, 2008

Thing 23

Go back to your thoughts/ideas about Library 2.0. Has anything changed as a result of this experience? Very much so.

What were your favorite Things and discoveries? Librarything, Facebook

How did you connect with others doing the 23 Things On a Stick? Facebook, Ning

Were there any take-a-ways or unexpected outcomes from this program that surprised you? Yes there were.

What could we do differently to improve upon this program’s format or content?
I think it was done pretty well. Maybe some warnings like you have 120 days, 90 days, etc. ??? Pobably wouldn't help; would still do minute although I would hope I learned my lesson.

If we offered a 23 More Things On a Stick program like this in the future would you participate? Yes

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? Don't delay, jump in and have fun!

Thing 22

Blog about how you plan to keep up with the Web 2.0 and Library 2.0 tools.

I think the 15 minutes a day is a good way. I have tried it in the past and failed but its a new day. I think if I build on what I have done here in those 15 minutes that will be a start.

Recommend a way to keep up that you have found useful.

Make a list. There is no better feeling that checking something off "the list"!!!

Thing 21

I did both of these.

Left comments for another member
Uploaded a photo to the Ning

Are you a member of any online communities? Yes.
Are any of these social networks appealing to you? I like Ning.
What did you find that was interesting and that you might use later? I might join one of the food networks later.

Thing 20


Which groups did you join and why? I joined Librarians and Facebook. It sounded like it could be interesting - not formal like ALA.
Reflect on why Facebook may be the fastest growing social network. Is that reputation deserved? One reason that it is the fastest growing is because "everyone is doing it". Part of the reputation is deserved but, as in a lot of things these days, it is blown out of proportion.


How are libraries using MySpace? They are using it to get themselves "out there" primarily with the young.
Did you find anything on a library's MySpace page that would be useful for your library? Probably the same things Denver and Hennepin have done. Wonder how they find the time...

If you created your own MySpace page, how do you plan to use it? I wasn't that ambitious!

Thing 19

1. Which podcast(s) did you listen to? I listened to several including the one abut Beth Kelly, Whitewater State Park and some other Minnesota podcasts.

2. Which of the directories did you find easiest to use? Yahoo probably although I liked EPN.

3. Has this Thing inspired you to do any podcasting yourself or to subscribe to a podcast to listen to it regularly? It has inspired me to subscribe which I did.

Thing 18

OK, let's see if this works!

What did you like or dislike about the sites you explored? Some are very poor quality, bad taste and stupid. But as in the above,there are lots of good ones that can teach you things and give good information. I liked the WSU one.

Why did you choose the video that you did? I had to keep in my gardening theme.

Can you see any ways to use video--YouTube or other sites--on your library Web site? We already do. See this:

Friday, September 12, 2008

Thing 17

Whew! I think I just ran a marathon! I had used these databases for all sorts of searches in the past but hadn't explored any of them to see what all you could do. Wow.

How can these tools be applied to your everyday work? RSS feeds to your common searches is a big one. I had often thought about a website but not from this angle.

How can these tools facilitate collaboration with your colleagues? If you were all working on a project on a certain topic of which no one was an expert or didn't already have resources this would work for that.

How can these tools benefit your patrons/students? Keeping track of your research and sharing with others comes to mind.