Social Cataloging: Goodreads & Library Thing

As someone who has around 300 books in their personal collection, I find sites such as Goodreads and Library Thing to be very useful to say the least. I have been using Goodreads for around a year and a half now, and although I had a Library Thing account for just as long I am just now coming around to using it again. Why? Glad you asked! Even before I started my MLIS degree I was looking for a way to organize my books as well as a way to keep track of what books I have read and what … Continue reading Social Cataloging: Goodreads & Library Thing

Some Helpful Readings on Social Media

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

Networking through 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

…One Giant Leap!

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!

Web 2.0

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

The Travelin’ Librarian

I have written very briefly about this particular blog about a year ago. I also follow the author on Google+! I am talking about The Travelin’ Librarian, Michael Sauers. His current title is Technology Innovation Librarian for the Nebraska Library Commission in Lincoln Nebraska. How awesome is that title? I’m a bit jealous. Michael’s blog is one of the first blogs I subscribed to once I started Library School and have loved reading his updates. This blog is really a little bit about everything but it includes a lot about how to incorporate technology into the library. He does a lot … Continue reading The Travelin’ Librarian

My Feelings on Social Media

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

Tips, Tricks, and Hacks

Hello everyone! As I promised here is a link to the Prezi presentation as well as a few links that you might find helpful. If you have any questions or comments please don’t hesitate to leave them in the comment section. Also if you have any tips, tricks, or suggestions on things to add to this presentation, please do that as well! Prezi Presentation My Presentation on Prezi. 10 Obscure Google Tricks Some handy stuff, but not necessarily related to researching. 100 Google Search Tricks This one is my favorite. Google Search classes Basically this is a series of ‘classes … Continue reading Tips, Tricks, and Hacks

I have been M.I.A. and I am sorry!

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!

23 Things: Part 2

8. Learn about RSS feeds and setup your own Bloglines newsreader account. Ok so I tried, I did. I registered for a bloglines account and imported (very slowly I might add) a few of the blogs I read, and I must say I did not like it very much at all. I am currently using Google Reader and I am accustomed to their formatting and such, and you know what, I like it. So I think I will continue using it! But I do love my RSS feeds and reader! 🙂 What I like most is keeping up to date … Continue reading 23 Things: Part 2