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 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
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
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
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
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 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