Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Dewey Decimal Rap

This video is super cheesy but also hilarious. And informative.

I have been a Youtube user for years and really love the site. It has given me access to new music, tv shows, interviews, news, interesting how-to's and hours and hours of entertainment. I think it would be interesting to use a youtube like site in a library setting because it would give people another medium of learning. If a library recorded book readings or interviews done with authors or other important people in the library world, it would give the local community a chance to learn about new things going on without leaving their homes. It would be interesting to see if that could work in conjunction with a library blog or website.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Exploring Podcasts

NPR was constantly on in the background as I grew up. Because of this, I turned to podcasts of the programs my parents and I followed after I moved away from home. Not only did it satiate my homesickness, but I also was able to keep up with my favorite radio characters (David Sedaris, Ira Glass and the Car Talk brothers). So I was already familiar with podcasts before this assignment but it was really interesting to look through the other sites and see what was offered.

I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of variety there was in the podcasts I looked at. People interested in politics, music, Harry Potter, sewing, mystery, comedy and everything in between all had an option. I also was impressed by ItunesU. I knew what it was because my professor in 505 actually uses it in our class for the online class she also teaches, but didn't know how many options and interesting things you can learn from it. It is a site that Adult Learners can use to learn new things and I also was so impressed by how accessible it was. I may even use it for myself in the future!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Using Flickr

As seen in my last post, I can link up my blog and Flickr! I decided to post this picture because books have been my favorite thing to collect since I was a child, ans my big reason for becoming a Librarian. I can't see myself in a profession where I am not surrounded by books!

Flickr was pretty easy to set up and I enjoyed using it. I was impressed by how easy it was to link up my two accounts and can see why people like using this!

Bookshelf 2 More books!

Bookshelf 1

Bookshelf 1 by KatieMahala
Bookshelf 1, a photo by KatieMahala on Flickr.

My favorite thing to collect!

Learning 2.0 -The beginning!

After reviewing the Learning 2.0 site, I am definitely getting excited to learn about more things offered in the technological field! I have always been secretly jealous of people who knew how to make website, or are extremely comfortable with computers and hopefully by the end of this semester I will be one of those people!

Our first prompt is to talk about the 7 and 1/2 life long learning habits and I know which ones that I struggle with. Habit #2--"Accept responsibility for your own learning" is the one that I most definitely need to work on the most. I hate to admit it but I am an inherently lazy person, and I struggle with maintaining habits and hobbies. This is something that I am aware I need to work on, and I hope going back to school is going to help me learn these habits so I can become a lifelong learner!

Lets hope this works!