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.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Beyond Method 3

This one was a little annoying. When i went to create my map there were already businesses listed on our street. That would have been ok but they were in the wrong places. This is not one of google's best applications in my opinion. I may change my mind after playing for awhile. 

We are a very small community and I really don't see a need for a map. We are on the main street accross from the pizza place and next to the gazebo.

Anyway, here's a link to my map:

Friday, July 8, 2011

Beyond Method #2

I have had such fun this morning playing with the 2 customizable sites. I really like "iGoogle". Altho' both have access to the same offerings I liked the look of the "iGoogle" page better. I was able to use my own pictures to create a theme, which was just awesome.

I do think that the option of offering a "public" page for library patrons makes "netVibes" a better choice for library use. Putting links such as "Facebook", "YouTube", etc would be really helpful.

Our library does have a common home page for our patrons with information about schedules, programs, and fund raisers. I have included our page address so you can take a look.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

#1 Dust off that blog

I have begun the second set of lessons and I am excited to see what other new things i can learn. I have re-worked my blog and added more info and even worked up an avatar for my profile picture. I am registered and ready to go.

Thought I'd add another avatar that I did on "Manga". Fun stuff!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Method 12

So glad that I was able to participate in this course. I have learned so many things and have many more to explore further as our library grows and expands. I have enjoyed the lessons and look forward to being a part of the next set.

I loved the in plain english videos, they are easy to understand and not too cutzie.

I have really learned alot and look forward to using my new skills to help our library and it's patrons.

Thanks again,
I'm Believing,

Method 11

Podcasting...This one was very different for me. I don't really know anyone who is using this method. I can see where it could be used in several different ways by a library: book reviews, upcoming events, interviews, etc. At this time we are small and just getting started but in the future I am sure this will be used more and more.

I am glad to learn about these new things even if we are not able to use all of them now. I know that with technology growing daily we need to stay ahead of the game if we want our patrons to continue to use and enjoy our library.