Tuesday, October 2, 2007

October 2 Week9 #23 Summary

The journey is over, or is it?

I am so glad that I found time to try and do this project. It took alot of time and sometimes was very frustrating, but it is incredible to learn about the resources available on the internet. I really want to be able to help people use the library and this is the future for everyone, even if we go there screaming. How many people do we see a day who need our help just to find a job? They can't type, are hardly able to read, and lost in this technical world. The more I learn the more I can help. It was a good journey.

What were your favorite discoveries or exercises on this learning journey?

I enjoyed so many, flicker and photo bucket, Library Thing and the Avatars that I want to create more of because mine is so boring.

How has this program assisted or affected your lifelong learning goals?

I hope to go back to school and I think this has been excellent as an introduction to the many helpful tools on the internet. I now longer feel left out of the new technology. I also recognize that I had better keep going, it may be easy to get left behind in the fast pace of the world,

Were there any take-aways or unexpected outcomes from this program that surprised you?

I did alot of this on my own. So I'm proud that I could plow through. It was very helpful to read other blogs, so the BCPL community really was my support.

What could we do differently to improve upon this program's format or concept?

It would have been better to have a buddy. That way I may have not stopped from July to Sept.
There were times when I thought I should quit. I think someone in branch, not on the net. I learn visually and it's hard to just follow words. I think it was a good program and would like something else to continue learning.

If we offered another discovery program like this on the future, would you again chose to participate?

YES, when do we start?!

Describe your learning experience.

Frustrating, time consuming; hard, but then so are most good things in life. Look at children and raising a family. Don't give up, find advise and support and know that you will do a good job in the end. It was great. Thanks to all the staff who put this together and worked to keep us all moving forward.

Monday, October 1, 2007

October 2 Week 9 # 22 Overdrive

Overdrive is great for our customers and I recenly had a patron help another patron to learn how to download them to her computer. We get great press from our satisfied customers.

I really want to get an MP3 player and use these wonderful services. Project Gutenburg really has so much to offer. I am at the end of the 22 things and now look at me. But it has been a great adventure.
I had been on another blog and found Stuff on my...so cute.

October 2 Week 9 # 21 Podcasts

I enjoyed reading about podcasts and learning more where to find them and how to use them.
The way some libraries are using them was nice. Read a book to a child online. It can't take the place of a parent, but I like the idea. I tried to listen to some podcasts but had trouble getting them to load. Time time time.....where is the time.? I will go back. Interesting that Yahoo podcast will not be available after October 31, does this mean something?

October 1 Week 9 #20 You Tube

Have been to You Tube before. It lets all artists (WHAT???) put their work out there.
Not sure it is my cup of tea but I have enjoyed a few of the video's. The one attached is something I don't think you would find in a BCPL library!


Sunday, September 30, 2007

September 30 Week 8 # 19

WEB 2.0 Awards List. Wow.




Pretty cool stuff. If only I had the time. Someday. Nice to be able to tell real techie people I have seen the list.

September 30 Week 8 #18

Okay I visited Google docs, thought I'd be more familiar with their products. I have an account and added two items to my "docs". Not sure how to bring to this page. Will try the link here.


Okay, I checked it. I like the color!
Hi blog trying a few things here. Like the color and ablitly to save to a folder. Now can I link you to my blog?