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

The Magical World of Google

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

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

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

StumbleUpon

So I was required for class to choose a Social Media platform that I use and create a tutorial for my fellow students to learn about it. I am sure you can tell from the title of the post that I chose StumbleUpon. If you are interested, Click Here for the presentation that I uploaded to YouTube. So for those of you who are interested in how I created the presentation here are a list of the programs I utilized. Prezi I like to use Prezi instead of PowerPoint because I like that the presentation has movement. I think the … Continue reading StumbleUpon

Social Media Week

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

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

Week 1, Social Media for Information Professionals

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