Monday, August 22, 2011

Beyond Method #8

Here is the link to my screencast. 

I chose to use "screenr" mainly because I liked their instruction video better. It took several tries to get it right but that was only because I got tongue tied and couldn't spit the words out right.

I think that this could be a useful tool. It is easy to create and share. I had no idea that this sort of thing was available and look forward to finding ways to use it.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Beyond Method 7

This one is going to take more time than I have to dedicate to it right now. I have used Power Point in the past many times to do presentations for various church programs. I enjoyed working with it and got very comfortable with it.

I tried doing a presentation with Prezi but need to look at the help section a bit more I think. So far it is very confusing to me but I think with more time to play I could catch on.

 As we are getting close to the deadline for finishing this course I think I will press on to the next step and come back when I have more time to work on this.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Beyond Method 6 Update

I added Moby Dick to my "Kindle" in about 2 minutes. This is the first time I have done this and would not hesitate to use this service again.

Also while I was at the Guttenberg site I signed up to help proofread books on their way to being e-books.

Summer Programs Drawing Crowds


We had a roll-over demo at the library this summer. Over 80 kids and parents came to watch the truck cab roll over and over.  Remember ... CLICK IT OR TICKET!

Beyond Method 6

To E-book or not to e-book ... That is the question.  We have been wanting to look into e-book lending.  Being a small East Texas town we have not had requests for e-books as of yet but at least one board member and I own a "Kindle", so we are interested in how this all works.  From the information provided I feel that we need to wait for a time before trying to equip our library to lend e-books.  I think that in the not too distant future there will be advances in this area that will make it more do-able for a smaller library.

I have been aware of the Guttenberg Project since I was fairly young. My Father was legally blind and we had a LARGE record player and got books on record regularly. I remember thinking how cool it was to listen to someone read to me anytime I wanted.
This is the link to the book I chose on the Guttenberg page. I have looked at it online and when I get home this evening I will add it to my "Kindle". I will let you know how that goes.

At the end of the day I love my e-reader and I know that with all the devices that can support e-books it is something that libraries will have to add to their inventory.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Beyond Method 5

This was one that I have been looking forward to. I love the idea of having a place to keep track of books I have read and books that I have. I checked out both GoodReads and LibraryThing and decided to use GoodReads for now. I just liked the look and feel of this site better.

We have just started a book club at our library this past week and I think that this is an awesome way to keep everyone connected in our group. I will be setting up a page for our club members before we meet again.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Beyond Method 4

In today's world I doubt that a week goes by that we don't help someone fill out an application for employment. I was really glad to find all the links that were shared in this lesson. I am sure that they will be very helpful as I help our patrons.We have resume programs on our computers at the library and have had several people use them.

 We are also about to offer free classes in computer basics at the library. A small, local computer shop here  in town is going to teach them for us. We are excited to get started with these. Maybe on down the line a ways we can also do a class on preparing resumes.