December 15, 2012 That is the day that I walked across the stage to receive my degree! I enrolled in my first three LIS courses in August of 2011 and went to school full-time for four semesters, while also working full-time. It was a LOT of work but well worth it. I can’t be more proud of myself and relieved that it is finally over. I have met new friends and had a lot of fun networking, and I will never forget the people who kept me going when all I wanted to do was get more sleep! 🙂 First, … Continue reading Finally a Graduate!
As many of you know, I am a huge Google fangirl (Yes I realize that I have a WordPress blog instead of blogger. That is because I prefer WordPress and I don’t like to choose something based on the name alone…). With that being said, Google has some pretty awesome things going on. A fellow classmate of mine presented on Google Doc this past week and I thought I would share what I know, along with what I learned! I am narrowing this down to things that will help you do group work and whatnot. So I hope this is beneficial for … Continue reading The Magical World of Google
My course on Social Media is turning out to be way more informative than I originally thought it would be (not to mention I am actually learning about Research Methods in this course more so than other courses I have taken…including a separate course on Research Methods. But that is neither here nor there). So I thought I would share some of the readings I have found most helpful so far: Google Speaks: Secrets of the Worlds Greatest Billionaire Entrepreneurs, Sergey Brin and Larry Page by Janet Lowe I learned a lot more about Google than I thought I would ever know! … Continue reading Some Helpful Readings on Social Media
In Libraries it is important to network, especially since most of us are looking for our first jobs. As most of you are aware, LinkedIn is a great resource for networking in a professional setting, but there are other sites that offer networking. Another thing to be aware of is your public image online. Here are some of the tricks I have learned and the sites that I have used. LinkedIn This site allows users to upload resumes as well as create personal profiles that employers can search through. That is LinkedIn at it’s very core, however the last few … Continue reading Networking through Social Media
First things first… New layout!! Woohoo! It was time for an upgrade 😉 Secondly, sorry about the lack of postings, I JUST TOOK FREAKING COMPS! But I am not really able to talk about it until after they are graded (I am pretty sure that is how that works… who knows). Anyway, I am off to pass out from exhaustion and give my poor hands a break from typing. lol JK! Yeah I wish, I have more homework to complete 😉 Continue reading …One Giant Leap!
I have been in Grad school for over a year now, and I keep hearing the term “Web 2.0” in regards to internet technologies. So I wanted to dig a bit deeper and figure out where the term came from and maybe even catch a glimpse of where we are going. The concept and term Web 2.0 was coined in early 2000, supposedly between Tim O’Reilly and MediaLive International. But what is Web 2.0? In short it is a new way to visualize and use the internet. Prior to the dot com bubble burst in 2001, the internet wasn’t nearly … Continue reading Web 2.0
Hey everyone, guess what starts tomorrow?! If you guessed Social Media Week then you must have read the title of this post! OK it is still a bit early, give me some slack. 😉 “Social Media Week is one of the world’s most unique global platforms, offering a series of interconnected activities and conversations on emerging trends in social and mobile media” (FAQ). Social Media Week is a biannual conference that teaches users how to do things like simple programming, social engagement, marketing your brand or business, and emotional intelligence and how it affects Social Media usage. The class lists are extensive, and … Continue reading Social Media Week
So as a “twenty something” social media is rather central to my life, not only personally but academically and professionally as well. Social Media (SM) is many things. It is a way to network for jobs, stay in contact with friends and family, find new friends who have interests in niche topics, a way to express yourself and your beliefs, and I could go on. I think that SM is different for everyone and that everyone molds it to their needs. Facebook For instance, I use my Facebook account to stay in touch with friends and family. I post all of … Continue reading My Feelings on Social Media
Is this your first time you created a blog? This is not my first time creating a blog. I had to create a co-op blog for my final semester in my Undergrad program at UCF instead of using the webcourse system so that is how I learned about blogging. I initially used Blogger because it is a Google product and it was very easy, but after a while I wanted more control of my options so I made the switch to WordPress (And LOVE it!) It takes a bit of getting used to in the beginning but overall I feel … Continue reading Week 1, Social Media for Information Professionals
Hello blogging world! I know I have been missing for a little bit but I have been busy reading and writing for classes. Apparently Grad school requires a lot more work than Undergrad, who knew?! Any who, I don’t really have any crazy updates as of today but here is what I am currently working on. I am starting my research for my term paper on the preservation of library materials and the issues with not only physical preservation but also digital preservation issues. I am not sure exactly where I am going with this paper but that is my … Continue reading I have been M.I.A. and I am sorry!