Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Monday, April 14, 2008

Thing #23 of the 23 Things on a Stick

* Go back to your thoughts/ideas about Library 2.0. Has anything changed as a result of this experience? Now I know what they are talking about. Before Library 2.0 was kind of vague in my mind.
* What were your favorite Things and discoveries? I have a blog! I like the flikr account. A lot of it was fun if I had the time.
* How did you connect with others doing the 23 Things On a Stick? Not really until the end.
* Were there any take-a-ways or unexpected outcomes from this program that surprised you? I did not have any expectations so it was all unexpected.
* What could we do differently to improve upon this program’s format or content? I think it should have been over a whole year. Like 1 thing per week. That would have been easier for me.
* If we offered a 23 More Things On a Stick program like this in the future would you participate? Yes!
* How would you describe your learning experience in one word or in one sentence, so we could use your words to promote 23 Things On a Stick learning activities to others? It was free, it was fun and now I know what Library 2.0 is!

Thing #22 of the 23 Things on a Stick

* Blog about how you plan to keep up with the Web 2.0 and Library 2.0 tools. I am glad they are planning to keep the 23 Things on a Stick website up until the end of the year. I would like to go back and play with some things when I have more time. I like to learn new things and keep up with the times.I learned the more you "play" with things the easier it gets. It took me a lot less time to do the last 1/2 of this program than it did the first half. It started making more sense the more I did. (Although I still have tons to learn!!)
* Recommend a way to keep up that you have found useful.I am making it a goal to spend at least 20 minutes, twice a week to learn new things, or more about the tools I used for 23 Things on a Stick. I also now know a few others who finished the 23 Things, so if I have questions I do have a "Live" person to ask. I also hope to keep up my blog and improve it. Thanks for doing this program!!

Thing #21 of the 23 Things on a Stick

* Are you a member of any online communities? Yes, I have been a member of Webjunction for a while. Also I signed up for NING at the beginning of 23 Things on a Stick. I made the mistake and thought that was the right blog. It took me a while to figure that out.
* Are any of these social networks appealing to you? WebJunction is great. It was all sort of useful stuff on it.
* What did you find that was interesting and that you might use later? I really want to take some classes from WebJunction. It is on my "to do" list.

Thing #20 of the 23 Things on a Stick

* FACE BOOK - I had signed up for Face Book a long time ago at the urging of my son. I had not done anything with it for a LONG time. I was surprised I even remembered my password. I updated my profile and added a picture of myself. I added 2 friends that were asking me to join them. (One was my son!---won't he be surprised)Which groups did you join and why? I joined the Libraries using FaceBook pages because it looked like a good group to join. I wrote a wall on that site.Reflect on why Facebook may be the fastest growing social network. Is that reputation deserved? It has a lot of "tools" all in one package. It is very popular. My son is a Junior in college.. he has said for a few years it is a lot better than My Space. FaceBook is popular with all of the college kids. My son has tons of friends on his site from colleges all over the country. I'd have to play with it some more before I decide if the reputation is deserved.
MYSPACE - * How are libraries using MySpace? Looks like they are especially using MySpace to attract teen to the library and to communicate with them in a way they really seem to like.
* Did you find anything on a library's MySpace page that would be useful for your library? A good way to promote book lists and events
* If you created your own MySpace page, how do you plan to use it? I don't know. Right now I would say for the purposes of my bookclub. We could promote books we would like to read. Have lists of what we already read, our calendar, links to discussion question sites of the books we are reading, etc.

Thing #19 of the 23 Things on a Stick

1. Which podcast(s) did you listen to? MPR: Libraries in - 2007-09-07, I also listened to one from PBS about library filtering from 2003. It was pretty interesting. I tried to upload that one, but I believe it was copyrighted.
2. Which of the directories did you find easiest to use? I liked the Yahoo directory.
3. Has this Thing inspired you to do any podcasting yourself or to subscribe to a podcast to listen to it regularly? I sure don't have time to do this myself. I like the MPR site and may go there to listen to podcasts that I am interested that I missed live on the radio.

Book Cart Drill Teams

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