Friday, November 23, 2007

Week 9 thing 23

I really enjoyed this discovery program. It added fun with learning. I got to take time to play with programs that people are using and it challenged me to think of ways that these things could be used at work as well. Many times others would come to me to ask if I had figured out how to do something and many times we were learning how to do it together. I would love the opportunity to work with this kind of learning program in the future. It was lots of fun!

Week 9 thing 22 Overdrive

I used the Overdrive site to locate audio books. This site was easy to use. I created an account and searched for titles. I found that some title I would search for were not in overdrive and that many of the titles I was interested had to be reserved.

Week 9 Thing 21 podcasts

I used to find a podcast of interest to me. I was able to easily search and find podcasts of interest. uses a search box that allows you to put in search terms and review you results. I also liked that you could also search categories as well for when you are just browsing for something interesting.

Week 9 Thing 20 You Tube

You Tube has lots of stuff. Somethings are interesting and others I just wonder why would someone film that. I could see the library possibly using You Tube to promote programs or services to others.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Week 8, Thing 19 - sites from Web 2.0 awards

I was plesently surprise to find many of the sites that I use on this list of award winners. I liked using this site as well because it gave me more choices of web sites to try on topics that intrest me. By having a list of good web sites you can easily try a few sites which will help you determine which site works best for you. I could see the library having a link to this site on its web page or using this site when recommeding resouces to customers. For example if someone is looking for an event that is happening in Baltimore County, staff could refer the customer to this web site to look for information on the event.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Week 8, Thing 18 - online profuctivity

I tried Zoho Writer. This site offered many programs that people would use. I was excited to see that the word document had many of the functions and buttons I use in Microsoft Word. I found the site easy to use. My concerns about using sites like these are how slow the Internet may be running and who can see the documents. The upside to these sites are that others can see the documents and that I can access the document anywhere that has Internet access. This way I don't have to worry about forgetting my jump drive.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Week 7 thing 17 Sandbox wiki

It was easy to add my blog to the list of other blogs in the favorite blogs page of the Maryland Libraries Sandbox.