How my mom fueled my love of libraries

As I get closer to my due date (34 days left! Holy cow!) I have been reflecting on how the library has influenced me throughout my life and how my mom is probably solely responsible for this love of reading. From how having access to a public library shaped me, to how I was treated by librarians versus other teaching staff, to not being censored from material I wanted to read, libraries and my mom have been key. Expect a lot of tangents in this post. Sorry. I have received several children’s books from friends and family members and which … Continue reading How my mom fueled my love of libraries

Infographics!! WooHoo!

WHAT?! A new post!? No I am not dead, just really, really, really, really tired! I have had a lot of changes going on recently in my little corner of the universe. For starters, I applied for and got a second job at Valencia College as a Reference Assistant. So I have been doing that on top of my full-time job at UCF (yay for 60 hour weeks!!!) Then, because that wasn’t keeping me busy enough, my husband and I also decided to start adding to our little family. So I would like to formally announce (on the blog at … Continue reading Infographics!! WooHoo!

Cross-training Opportunities for Library Students and Staff

MLIS Cross-training Experiences This past May was the Florida Library Association Conference, where I was fortunate to be able to show a poster presentation along with two colleagues and friends of mine, Ariana Santiago and Natasha White. The three of us have had various experiences in cross-training while working in an academic library, and thought that our experiences may be similar to those of other MLIS students and recent graduates. We developed a survey to gather information and opinions regarding library cross-training, and received survey responses from ten staff members at the UCF Libraries who are either currently enrolled in an MLIS program or … Continue reading Cross-training Opportunities for Library Students and Staff

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

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!

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

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

Graduate School

I am very happy to announce that I have been officially accepted into Grad school for my Masters in Library and Information Sciences degree! Today is the first day of classes and I am super stoked to have this opportunity. So… I am attending the University of South Florida for my MLIS and will be graduating (hopefully) in 4 semesters! Wish me luck! Continue reading Graduate School