Monday, May 30, 2011

Librarian's Blues

Found this video on YouTube while searching keyword "library". Just thought it was cute, and don't we all wish we could sing this to our patrons.

Method5 Extra Credit

So glad I did this extra credit assignment. I really like the Picasa site much better than Flickr. The layout is just more user friendly to me. I know this is a matter of personal preference but I guess that's what this is all about.

I love the editing tools and have already made a collage. Downloading pics was faster on Picasa. Also know that this is open to all kinds of varying factors. (download speeds)

Awesome! Here is my collage. My husband and I went to Memphis last month, and I was playing with some of my pics from Graceland.

Anyway I really like using the tools on Picasa. Check it out ... It's fun!

Method 5

I really enjoyed this lesson. I set up an account with Flickr and placed a few pictures just for the assignment but I know that I will be using this or some other like site for my picture storage. I was much surprised when I told my oldest granddaughter that I had a Flickr account she said, "Wow, I don't even have one of those." I will do more playing with it and see how their editing tools work, but I am excited to be able to download directly from my camera to the site and share with whomever I choose.

I also see great benefit for our library in sharing pictures and ideas through this site. I love seeing what other librarys are doing and how.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Top junior fiction books

Top junior fiction books by Carjhln
Top junior fiction books, a photo by Carjhln on Flickr.
This is a display showing some of the top junior fiction books that I set up in our library recently.

I have set up an account with "flickr" and am anxious to do more looking around on their site especially at other librarys to see what they are doing.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Method 4

I have checked out "Google Reader" and have subscribed to several sites. It is fairly easy to do and I can see where I could spend alot of time gathering and enjoying this feature. But in the end I also see that it could be a real time saver having all your daily checked sites coming to you instead of having to go literally everywhere to check for updated news etc.

Method 3

I have used both links and am so excited to be able to save. edit and print documents in this new venue. I see many benefits from having access to these tools at our library. Documents made and saved are immune to system  crashes or misplaced zip drives. I look forward to sharing these tools with our library patrons.

Friday, May 20, 2011

I'm Proud

Just a quick note ... This morning on the "Tech Bites" portion of the news they were talking about something being done in the "cloud" and I actually KNEW what he was talking about. Silly I know, but I just had to share.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Method 3

This is going to be the first of probably 2 posts abour this subject. I am going to have to do some more looking into these sites.
First off I am very excited about being able to compose documents in these other venues. Having gotten a new laptop for Christmas and missing out completely on my 30 or 60 day trial of "Word", I really thought that I was not ever going to be able to make a document again till I shelled out the well over 100 bucks for the program.
I guess this also lets you know how computer savy I am NOT!
Anyway these are such good sites that I will comment more after I have had time to check them out more.
I really don't know about storing all my data this way. Will have to investigate a little more about that. But I do see where this can be a great help to our patrons at the library. Those without internet in their homes and also travelers who come to check their e-mail etc. with us.

Methods 1 and 2

I just have to tell you that I have had no formal training to be a library worker. I worked for 7 or 8 years in our church library, which gave me the courage to apply when our new town library needed a library clerk.

Reading this article and hearing the video has made me totally rethink my role here at our library. I am old enough to remember a library with wooden cases full of cards and rubber hand stamps for due dates. We had no idea then of all the wonderous things that were to come in the world of our future. As I look at the young people today, both in my family and here at the library, it makes me want to learn all I can about the new tools that are available to us all.

Can't say that I shall ever be "smarter than a 5th grader" but I do want to know how to use whatever resources  are available to me  and be able to help others with them.

So I am excited to get started with this course. 
I am ...
Believing God

Just for kicks ...

I'm supposed to post a couple of these before I move on so here goes.

Just a note about the library where I am employed. We are in Hughes Springs, Texas. Up in the NE corner of Texas. Our library has been open now for 13 months, we are so excited to see  how the people in our area are using and enjoying it. We have recieved most of our books from donations, and still recieve more every week. It has been an exciting year and we are looking forward to a super summer season.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Just getting started ...

OK ... This is all new to me but I am very excited to get started and learn all I can about new ways to use the internet. Anyway I'm just supposed to set this up and get on with my lesson so I'll be back soon.