Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Thing 4

I had a fun experience taking some digital photos and uploading them to flickr . It was frustrating at first, but the more I got into it and kept at it, the easier the process got. On the other hand, uploading my photos onto my blog proved to be quite daunting. I did not remember my password, and several attempts with password recovery assistance proved futile. All the combinations I came up with didn't work, and I didn't get any emails from Google Help. (I feel like I've aged a thousand years since the last time I attemped this). In addition, I had to go over my notes to remember any of the stuff I did in February. Obviously, my memory is going down hill as well.
I must say Iwas persistent though and the efforts paid up and I was finally able to upload two photos onto my blog. Yeah! I will definitely use Flickr in my upcoming programs. A few customers have given their consent to having their pictures taken, and these will be posted on our website.

Children's Area 007

Children's Area 007
Originally uploaded by e.abike
Teen seating area of the library--cool

Children's Area 008

Children's Area 008
Originally uploaded by e.abike
23 Things On a Stick

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Thing 3

Once again, just like blogs I found the process of setting up an RSS account fairly easy thanks to all the instructions provided. It was one of those things I' d wanted to learn but couldn't find the time for until now. I usually look at several websites during the day especially, news and weather updates. The time I spent doing this has been reduced greatly since all the sites are now on Google Reader. Besides saving time, having an easy access to a variety of topics in one place is an added bonus. I wished I had known this a while back. I will be teaching this to my family members so they too can use it for time management.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Thing 2

Stephen Abram asks us to reflect on what we've learned about Library 2.0 or any new thing for that matter. As I think about 2.0, I am reminded of the Chinese Proverb that says:
"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime".

This is how I see Library 2.0 and its effects of all of us -- libraries, public, staff and communities. I'm all for helping library users in all library settings be more self-reliant and independent. Library 2.0 does just that. Be it in the form of promoting programs and services, creating content, and communicating/sharing it with others. Traditionally, librarians have had to find answers to users' questions, many times had to uncover the "real question" behind the original question or some vague one through the reference interview. Library 2.0 has changed the way we used to do business. Now, users are participating in their own learning and gaining ownership of that knowledge. They are partnering with us to create useful, meaning content for themselves.
I have read a bit about Library 2.0, but I'm just beginning to explore the different tools. 23 Things on a Stick is a great opportunity for me to do this, and I do hope to finish before the deadline. Creating time to do this is not easy whether it's at work or at home.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Thing 1

Hi All,
I just finished setting up my blog, and I've had so much fun with it. It wasn't as hard as I thought it would. I've enjoyed creating an avatar for the first time, and could have spent many hours trying the different options if I wasn't doing this at work. I had to force myself to stick to one, and stop changing the appearance. I am looking forward to moving to Thing 2 tomorrow and hoping to have fun with that too. I get the feeling that you've purposely set up the easy tasks first and the difficult ones later, but I'm ready to go.