Thursday, September 20, 2007

Thing 23- the end

Well I 've made it to the end. Some exercises were difficult and required some time and thinking but others were very fun to work on. Such as- the avatar, discovering Youtube and Librarything. I found that some of the "things" will benefit the library when assisting customers. Some of the exercises and discoveries could have been worded or explained a little better for everyone to understand. I would love the opportunity to participate in another discovery program. I know have to some how keep up with the changing in the world especially when I have to young children who already the know the computer better then I did at their age and they are only 6. This was a great experience and I know a little more than I did before I started this program.

Thing 22

Ok so I checked out the Overdrive audio library that we offer customers and guess what, I think its a pretty neat feature. Those customers who may be homebound temporarly or permately and have no way of getting to the library or have no one to go for them, this would be a perfect solution. Or for customers who can't make it in because they have a ton of work to do at home but they want to read. This will be a good second for them. I did find a title I would be interested in listening too. Actually it trilogy. I found that we have 1 and 3 of the trilogy on cd here in the branch but the system does not own #2. This would allow me to listen to all three.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Thing 21

After some diffuculty placing the podcast RSS feed to my bloglines account, I have hopefully successfully placed a feed to my account. I choose Blawgcast feed that links to A six yr old boy reads childrens stories on the podcast. Very adorable. At this time I don't know how useful it would be to me but in the future who will know.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Thing 20

I've enjoyed exploring youtube. The animal videos are so funny. Hope you enjoy viewing as much as I have.

Thing 19

Now that I have explore the site, I have selected to write about Library Thing. I really enjoyed working on this site for Thing 12 so I just wanted to add that I think this is a wonderful site. This allows everyone to be a part of a book club and have many more people to discuss the books contents. This would be benefical to a library in the sense that we could create a book club using Library Thing and most likly have more participation, even people that use others libraries. You don't have to have a particular day or time when having book discussions.

Thing 18

Yeah. I complete thing 18 and was even successful in exporting it to my blog with some help from a very kind coworker.

I can see that using this application especially when needing to send it to several people who may have different software versions or file types would be benefical.  kiss  It seems to be fun to use even if I am not sure what all the button icons at the top are for.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Thing 17

I've explored the discovery resources and it does seem simple enough for anyone to use. For a few of my favorites of couse my favorite down time thing to do is read. I enjoy anything that will make me laugh, or just hold my interest. I've just started to read some biographies and found that I've enjoyed them. Some of my favorite authors are Linda Lael Miller, Janet Evanovich, Nora Roberts and her mystery books under J.D. Robb. I just read a biography called Loss of Innocence written by a daughter and father. The story is of the daughter's addiction to Meth and the family's fight for her recovery.