Tee Hee!

I got my very first MP3 player today.  It’s an Ipod Shuffle, and I won it for completing the Learning2.0 training for my library.  My hunny’s hecka jealous, and has already threatened to steal it from me.  I’m super excited about it.

 On a sad note, it was my last day at CTV as a Library Clerk.  The crew put together a nice potluck for me, complete with sweets and savory dishes, and veggie dip and S’s mom’s deviled eggs.  Yum.  The bosses all showed up too, which was pretty cool.  I got my ginormous CTV carpet square, so I’ll see where I can use it at UCY to remind me of my favorite coworkers.  If all else fails I’ll use it in my study room at home.

*sigh*  I’ll miss CTV.  I’ve been there for 5.5 years – long enough to find my way around the library blindfolded if I have to.  Hopefully I’ll build up that same sense of security at UCY; I’ve heard good things about the crew there, so I know I won’t have to worry about getting along with them. 

Oh well, I should probably get back to my school work.  My task for the Library Management group project is to create a vision statement for our fictional library’s strategic plan.  I should work on that…

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Thing #17: PBWiki

I was intrigued by this assignment because I’ll have to use PBWiki in one of my classes this semester.  It was nice to play with it and see what I can do, but I must admit it was a little scary to know that if I slipped and hit the wrong buttons a couple of times, I could erase everyone’s entries.  Luckily that didn’t happen.

So, I added my blog under general blogs because I didn’t see a blog list for ACLibrary.  If someone could point me to the list (if it exists) I’ll re-list mine.  I also added Las Vegas to the favorite vacations page.

Alright, I’m exhausted.  Too much to do and not enough time.  Worked today, then to mom’s to cook dinner, then to a birthday party, and now I’m home.  I think it’s time for a nap.  A nice 8 hour long one.

Thing #16 – Wikis

Thanks to services like Wikipedia, wikis are here to stay.  I’m not sure how I feel about that; I’m not entirely comfortable with the idea of unpermanent (is that even a word?) information.  Call me old-fashioned or even self-centered, but the thought that someone could change or discard my thoughts makes me sad.  It makes me feel as though my words are unimportant.  This doesn’t mean that I’m against wikis, because they can be very useful tools, but still…

I can see wikis working very well for group projects or commonly used search tools.  It definitely makes more sense to allow group members to update one page instead of having a bunch of different documents floating around in cyberspace.  And with search tools, it’s easier to prune away dead links or add better ones than it is to try to save everything to all computers.  So, I can see where they’d be useful, but I still don’t think I like them.  I’d have to play with them some more to make sure, though.

 Here’s a link to an article I found on Library Link of the Day.  It’s about Wikipedia and School Curriculum. 

Thing #14: technorati

For Thing #14 we were supposed to look at technorati, a website that allows us to search blogs hosted by different companies.

It’s definitely interesting to see how many different blogs are out there, and how many different topics they cover.  Something like this would be useful if I were searching for opinions on specific topics.  I’m not sure how useful it would be for research papers, because different professors will accept different sources for students’ work.  Still, it’s interesting.

I added a button to my sidebar so that you can make me a favorite on your technorati account.  So, there we go!

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