Friday, April 9, 2010

Week 7 Thing 16

Wiki is a quick-to-build, easy-to-edit website on which all information can be edited, changed, or rewritten by the users or members of the site. It is an incredibly useful tool for collaborarive writing, pooling knowledge or exchanging ideas, especially on a subject that changes or needs updating frequently. I'd gone over some library wikis, such as SJCPL Subject Guides, Library 2.0 in 15 Minutes a Day, Book Lovers Wiki, Library Success: A best practices wiki, The Bull Run Library wiki, and Merlin Wiki Learning link. I like SJCPL and Book Lovers wiki the most. I also like Readers'Advisory from Library Success: A Best Practices wiki.

Week 6 Thing 15

I read all of the 5 perspectives on Library 2.0 from the discovery list.
"Away from the Icebergs" By Rick Anderson. He pointed out that there are icebergs front of us threat to our future success. First, the "just in case" collection, as a Web 2.0 reality continues to emerge and develop, our patrons will expect access to everything--digital collections of journals, books, blogs, oldcasts, etc. Second, Reliance on user education, we need focus our efforts not on teaching research skills but on eliminating the barriers that exist between patrons and th information they need. If our services can't be used without training, then it's the services that need to be fixed--not our patrons. One-button commands, such as Flickr's, "Blog This", and easy -to-use programs like Google page Creator, offer promising models for this kind of user-centric service. Third, the "come to us" model of library service, in the post-point era, we have to be a bit more humble in the current environment, and find new ways to bring our services to patrons rather than insisting that they come to us. This means placing library services and content in the user's preferred environment, i.e., the web; even better, it means integrating our services into their dailly patterns of work, study and play.

Week 8 Thing 18

Date: 03-12-10

Preschool Storytime Planner

Welcome song: So Good to See You
Fingerplay: Open, Shut Them
Here is My Book
Story/Flannelboard: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
By Bill Martin / Eric Carle
Fingerplay/Song: Where is Thumbkin?
Story: Little Robin Redbreast/
Mother Goose Rhyme
Rhyme/Flannelboard: Five Umbrellas
Song/Stretch: Roll, Roll, Roll Your Hands
Story/Lap theater: The Carrot Seed / Ruth Krauss
Rhyme/Flannelboard: Five Little Kites
Stretch/Song: Head and Shoulders
Closing Song: The More We Get Together
Craft Activity: Shamrock Paper Craft

I'd explored this web-based word processing tool which is Zoho Writer. I wrote this storytime planner, saved and used Share fonction to post on my blog. I like this web-based applications. I don't need to worry about different software versions or file types as I email documents anymore. The best thing about this is we can move from pc to pc that is very useful for a group project.

Week 2 Thing 3

Hooray! I can't believe that I have my own blog now. I feel like that I'm a modern and tech woman. :)

Week 2 Thing 4

I got my blog address on the Participants List. This means that I have my blog registed with our liaison. This week, I also started to using the 23 Things Tracking log to track my own progress.

Week 1 Thing 1

Here I am. I read the Maryland Library Learning 2.0 program blog. I got a concept that this program that encourages us to learn more about emerging technologies on the web that are changing the way people, society and libraries access information and communicate with each other.

Week 9 Thing 23

I feel so happy and proud that I completed the program. It was a very good experience. I always like the self-paced way to do learning. I found that all of this 23 things are useful. Some gives us new concepts about new technologies. Some gives us real practice about those new tech. It is not only helpful in our career, but also enriched our daily life. To me, life long learning is my goal. So, I would say, "This is not an end, it is just the begining."