Saturday, August 11, 2007

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Week 9 Summary of "23 Things"

The 9 weeks of "23 Things" was very interesting. There were several exercises that I found particularly helpful. Those include The NetLibrary; RSS feeds; and Wikis. I will be able to better assist patrons and serve their needs after learning about these various technologies. It is very important for librarians to stay abreast of the latest technologies so that when patrons ask about them, the librarians know what they are talking about.

Week 9 NetLibrary

I established an account at NetLibrary and searched for mysteries. There were several titles that I would possibly consider downloading. They include The Complete Patricia Cornwell Companion, Curtain : Poirot's Last Case, and Hard Truth.

Week 9 YouTube

The news and politics videos were interesting. I think that perhaps libraries should have a link to these on their websites so that the patrons can keep up with current events.

Week 8 Web 2.0

The tool that I visited was
There are several things that I like about the tool. They include the following:
The fact that you can search Amazon, the Library of Congress and 70 other libraries world wide and finding out what other people have been reading who are interested in the same things I am.

A link to this tool on public libraries' web site would be useful when patrons are wondering what to read next in a particular genre.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Week 7 Wikis

I found the Wiki information very interesting, and I learned possible ways that might help our library system offer wikis to better serve the patrons.

Two of the examples that I looked at were:

SJCPL Subject Guides:
- lays our information that helps patrons find what they are looking for more easily and faster

Library Success: A Best Practices Wiki:
- describes in detail the ways in which libraries can make the best use of wikis to serve the patrons.